Clarence William Sharp

Clarence William Sharp Jr.

OCEAN PINES — Clarence William Sharp Jr., 79, of Ocean Pines, and formerly of Baltimore, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Clarence William Sharp and Sybil Pfieffer Sharp and was born on June 22, 1933.

Clarence graduated from Catonsville High School in 1951, where he met his wife, the late Lois Ruckert Sharp. After attending Johns Hopkins University and transferring to the University of Virginia, where he graduated in 1957 with a law degree, Clarence entered the Army and later the Army Reserve.

Clarence went on to become a lawyer in the Baltimore and Annapolis area. He rose to the rank of assistant attorney general for the state of Maryland, chief of the criminal division, and later opened a private practice specializing in appellate work in Annapolis. Clarence retired to the Eastern Shore with his wife to be closer to the beach and their family.

While in good health, Clarence was an avid golfer and swimmer. He loved the beach, the bay and watching the ducks swim outside his window.

Clarence is survived by his daughter, Sandra Sharp, and his two grandchildren, Courtney Baxter and Christopher Markiewicz of Ocean Pines. He was preceded in death by his son, Clarence William Sharp III of Reno, Nev., and his wife, Lois Ruckert Sharp of Baltimore. The family is planning a private burial. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 6 Herndon Ave., Annapolis, Md. 21403.

Arrangements are in the care of Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

Funeral Home

Burbage Funeral Home - Berlin
108 William Street  Berlin, MD 21811
(410) 641-2111

Published in The Daily Times from Oct. 3 to Oct. 7, 2012