1/18/1927 – 12/23/2015
John T. Sharp, MD, 88, of Bradenton, FL, passed away peacefully at his home Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Kittie Sharp. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Susan Childress Sharp; daughter Carolyn Sharp; sons John Sharp, Jr., William Sharp, Robert Sharp, and Paul Sharp; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandson.
John graduated from the University of Buffalo in 1945, and from the University of Buffalo School of Medicine with his medical degree in 1949. He served in the US Army, including eight months as a battalion surgeon with the 24th Infantry Division in Korea, earning a Bronze Star. He was discharged from the Army Reserve in 1957 as a Major. John was employed as the Chief of the Cardiopulmonary Laboratory at Hines Veterans Hospital, Hines, IL, from 1959 through 1970, and later as Program Director of Pulmonary Medicine from 1970 through 1987. In addition, he taught as a professor of medicine at both Loyola University and the University of Illinois. He was appointed as Staff Physician, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, FL, from 1987 through 1992.
John was an avid fisherman, played a variety of musical instruments including the flute and piccolo, and sang in a number of choirs.
A memorial service will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at Roser Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria, FL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tidewell Hospice Inc. and/or The
Roser Memorial Community Chr
512 Pine Ave
Anna Maria, FL 34216
Published in The Bradenton Herald on Jan. 3, 2016