OLEAN - Sharon Elizabeth Pauly of Olean passed away peacefully Thursday (April 3, 2014) surrounded by the loving comfort of her family.
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Born Aug. 18, 1957, in Olean, she was the daughter of Kenneth F. and Rita Allram McGee.
Sharon was a 1975 graduate of Olean High School. She later graduated from Jamestown Community College with an associate's degree in social sciences. She worked for the ReHabilitation Center for several years, retiring due to ill health.
She was passionate about music and enjoyed attending musical events. She shared her love of music with her family and friends through the gifts of personalized CD's. She also enjoyed loving her two "Grandpugs," Leelo and Sage, the outdoors, walking, traveling, trips to the casino and playing cards, especially pinochle.
Surviving besides her mother of Olean are two daughters, Rachelle (Craig) Ryan and Nicole (Greg) Lewis; their father, Ralph "RJ" Pauly; three sisters, Kathleen (Rick) Howard and Patricia (Howard) Richardson, both of Olean, and her twin sister, Sandra Abdo of Rochester; five nieces and nephews, Tania Ziolkowski, Derek Howard, Erin (Keith) Batten and Raymond and Lucien Kibodeaux.
She was predeceased by her father and a brother-in-law, William Abdo.
Friends are invited to a memorial visitation from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Road, Olean. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday (April 7, 2014) in the funeral home. The Rev. Gregory Dobson, pastor of St. Mary of the Angels Church, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery.
Sharon was dedicated to helping others as a volunteer with the Olean Area Multiple Sclerosis Better Days Support Group. Donations in her memory may be directed to this group, c/o National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1650 South Ave., Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14620; or www.nationalmssociety.org.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.oleanfuneralhome.com.
Casey Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home
3128 Nys Route 417 W
Olean, NY 14760
Published in The Olean Times Herald from Apr. 5 to Apr. 30, 2014