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SALAMANCA, N.Y. - Sharon E. Wilson, 70, of Washington Street, Salamanca, died Tuesday evening (Jan. 8, 2013) at her home following a battle with ovarian cancer.
Born on July 15, 1942, in Salamanca, she was the daughter of Wilma Hanson Waite of Salamanca. She was married on July 1, 1983, to Gary Wilson, who survives.
Mrs. Wilson had been employed in maintenance at the Salamanca Central High School for 25 years prior to her retirement. After retirement, she went back to work as a toll booth operator at the Bradford, Pa., entrance to Allegany State Park.
She had been a member of the former St. Michael's Lutheran in Little Valley. She was a member of the Sunday night couples' bowling league and the Thursday night ladies' bowling league. She loved reading, gardening and traveling.
Surviving, besides her husband and mother, are four sons, Daniel (Kris) McCord of Veronia, Ore., Steve (Mary) McCord of Salamanca, Jay (Glenda Hartson) McCord of Steamburg and Paul (Kim Walters) McCord of Salamanca; a daughter, Cindy (Joe Baker) McCord of Fort Worth, Texas; two stepsons, Stephen (Gail) Wilson of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Kevin (Kendra) Wilson of Starks, La.; two stepdaughters, Gail (Ernest) Robinson of Bolivar and Susan Wilson of Salamanca; 10 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three sisters, Marcia (Monte) Van Buren of Washington Street, Salamanca, Sue (Jim) Scharf of Hancock Street, Salamanca and Betsey Waite of Ward Street, Salamanca; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne "Sonny" Waite.
Friends may call at the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River St., Salamanca, from 5 to 8 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held in the United Congregational Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Joshua Schallert officiating. Burial will be in Crawford Cemetery, Salamanca.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research, 14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 1710, New York, N.Y. 10122.
E-condolences can be sent to email@example.com, or posted to facebook.com/onofh.
Published in The Bradford Era from Jan. 10 to Jan. 16, 2013