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Frederick Donald Sharrah

AGE: 95 • Newark, Del.

Frederick D Sharrah 95 of Newark DE passed away peacefully at home on Saturday October 31, 2015.

Mr Sharrah served his country during World War II while in the U.S Naval Service- Coast Guard after his discharge he attended American University in Washington DC and played football for the Washington Redskin. Mr Sharrah moved to Delaware in 1952 and with his wife Maxine opened Sharrah's Fabrics which was a landmark store for downtown Newark Delaware for approximately 35 years before retiring.

Mr Sharrah took pride in the fact that he was trained by World Heavy Weight boxing champion Jack Dempsey and enjoyed sharing these types of stories with his grandchildren as they grew up giving them happy and fun memories of him.

Mr Sharrah was well known for his green thumb, after his retirement he continued to cultivate his garden and took extreme pride in his produce. He credits his dedication to what kept him healthy and active at the age of 95. He had a never surrender never give in type of personality and pushed himself to keep moving.

He is proceeded in death by his wife Maxine Sharrah, brother Chalmer (Fairfax) sister Katherine and parents John and Daisy Sharrah and Step son Tommy Thompson. He is survived by a step-son William Bush of Newark DE, leaving behind 5 grandchildren Tracey Bush (Newark), Michael Stewart (Newark), Patricia Carrol (Gilbert, PA), Penny Thompson Clay (Millsboro) and Mary and husband Anthony Taglienti (Newark) as well as 8 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. He is also survived by a nephew Barry Price (Bolivia, NC) and cousin Doris Mattern (Weytown, PA). He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin De 19707. At Mr Sharrah's request a private graveside service will be held at the Atkinson Mills Cemetery, Mt. Union, PA, where he will be laid to rest alongside his parents and siblings.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Atkinson Mills Methodist Cemetery Association Fund and Church, P.O. Box 337, Newton Hamilton, PA 17075. This church was a keystone of pride for Mr Sharrah for his father was part of building this church.

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Published in The News Journal on Nov. 3, 2015
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