Sharon Kie-Salvi

Sharon L. Kie-Salvi

1944-2014 Born: Jan. 10, 1944; Pittsfield, MA; Deceased: Feb. 3, 2014;Greenwood, SC., unexpectedly, of Pulmonary Fibrosis, diagnosed only days before going home to Heaven. Formerly of Pittsfield, MA; E. Nassau, NY, and Troy, NY; she had been residing in Laurens, SC for the past 10 years. She moved there to continue working at Ceramtec, Inc., where she had worked for 3 years in Lebanon, NY, before they relocated. Prior to working there, Sharon had been a respected hairdresser in Pittsfield, working for Oasis Hair Design in the early 1980's, and Be Lovely Beauty Bar in the mid 1980's before opening her own salon; Sharon's Shampoo 1; at the Oasis Plaza on W. Housatonic St. She had previously owned a salon in Troy, NY in the late 1960 early 1970's which she closed due to illness. Sharon also worked for Homemakers UpJohn in both Albany/Troy, NY; and Pittsfield, MA as a home health aide. Sharon enjoyed gardening, sewing and painting; played the piano and banjo, and was talented at all of her hobbies. By far the most important things in her life were her faith and her family, and it was crucial to her that her children and grandchildren were raised in that faith. She took seriously her "duty" to raise witnesses for her Lord and Savior. Sharon was an inspiration; not just to her family, but to many who met her, as her faith was not just something she believed in, but a reality she lived and shared openly. Daughter of John O. Kie; and Myrtle M. (Pratt) Kie who preceded her to Heaven; Sharon is survived by her children; daughter Sheri-Leigh (Kie Salvi) Mickle, her husband Richard of Lenox; and son Stuart M. Laeyt of E. Nassau, NY; their children: Courtney L. (Mickle) Mihailoff, and husband Alex; Eric K. Mickle, and Emileigh Grace Mickle; and Joshua M. Laeyt. Another daughter, Kimberly Golden, she reluctantly gave up for adoption to friends, due to her own illness in 1970. She is also survived by her siblings; brother Harold J. Kie, his wife Kathy of California; sister Helen (Kie) Loomis of Vermont; Philip O. Kie, his wife Beverly of NY; step brothers John Kie, William Kie and Elwyn Kie; step sisters Mary Lohr and Marilyn Van Son; many nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Joyce E. (Kie) Susa and niece Annette J. (Susa) Griffith. FUNERAL NOTICE: A memorial service for Sharon, in celebration of her life, will take place on Saturday, March 8, at 1 pm, at Immanuel Community Church on 20 Chapel St. in Pittsfield. Memorial donations in Sharon's memory should be made to Immanuel Community Church, and can be sent directly, or through The DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford St., Pittsfield which is in charge of the arrangements



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Mar. 5, 2014