Sharon "Nonie" Herron, 72, of Glenwood, Lenox Twp., passed away Friday night at Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA at Regional Hospital after an illness, surrounded by family and friends when God took her. Sharon and her husband, Gerald, just celebrated their 50th anniversary in July.
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Born Jan. 3, 1941, in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Marie Oakley. She worked and retired from Irene Sportswear, where so also was a ILGWU representative. She was a member of the Nicholson Fire Company, the Clifford Fire Company and the Fleetville Fire Company. She held various positions in the companies until her illness. Sharon received numerous state certifications in the EMS field along with certifications from Penn State. She would respond to all calls, if she were able. She dedicated her life to helping and saving others.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry, of Nicholson; two daughters, Lisa Iyoob and Ted Soma of Springville; and Tracy Kilmer of Nicholson; three grandchildren, Jason Iyoob and his wife, Jennifer, of Afghanistan and Fort Knox; Amanda Kilmer and her companion, Tim Carpenter, of Dalton; and Kyle Kilmer of Nicholson; and two great-grandsons, Pierce and Preston. She loved her kids. Sharon is also survived by two sisters, Patricia Purdy and husband, Victor, of Factoryville; and Kathy Norton and husband, David, of Lakewood; a brother, Rodney and wife, Nancy, of Brooklyn and Webster, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Jackie Herron of Pittston; numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home, 91 State St., Nicholson. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.
Friends may call from noon until service time.
Donations may be made to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter.
For directions or online condolences, www.litwinfu neralhome.com.
Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home
91 State Street
Nicholson, PA 18446
Published in Scranton Times on Nov. 26, 2013