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Sharon Beard Testa

Dr. Sharon Beard Testa 2/14/64, daughter of Patricia and the late Donald Swann Beard, Jr., died Wednesday afternoon, September 11th, after succumbing to a long illness. Sharon graduated from Germantown Academy in 1982 and Sweet Briar College in 1986. She attended both the Universities of Austria and London. Sharon received her master's and doctorate at Chestnut Hill College. Dr. Testa was the executive director of Northwestern Human Services for Montgomery County. Dr. Testa served on the Board of Directors of North Penn Collaborative. Sharon was instrumental in promoting charity events for both NHS and "Free to Breathe", for which she was honored multiple times. Her good work continued with coaching a Wissahickon hockey team. Dr. Testa is survived by her husband, Dr. Scott Testa; twins daughters, Elizabeth and Caroline; her sister, Susan Beard; Dick Lull and mother-in-law, Florence Haring. Aunt Lynda Foster and children Stephanie and Kevin Friel, and Kate and Kevin Foster. A "Celebration of Life" service will be held on Saturday, September 21st at 2 o'clock at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Fort Washington, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Testa children education fund c/o TD Bank, 1799 Swede Road, Blue Bell, PA 19422.

Published in Montgomery Newspapers on Sept. 22, 2013
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