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James Dallas Sharpless


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James Dallas Sharpless Obituary
James Dallas Sharpless, 91, passed away peacefully on August 9 at his home in Los Angeles after an illness. James was born in Haddonfield, NJ on October 13, 1924. He was the fourth of five sons of Lewis Henry and Mary Ellen (Rollins) Sharpless. He received his education in the Haddonfield schools with a final certificate from Edward Bok Vo-Tech School in Philadelphia. James was honorably discharged from the US Navy in 1955. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal and the UN Ribbon Navy Occupation Medal. He retired from Garrett AiResearch after 30 years. In addition to his parents, James was predeceased by his wife, Vivian Halsey, and his four brothers, William, Frank, John, and Archie. He is survived by a loving nephew and family, Peter, Amy, Sophia, and Serena Sharpless and a sister-in-law, Florence Sharpless all from Princeton, NJ; a devoted caretaker, Patricia Jones; and family members and friends in NJ and CA. A service will be held on August 15 at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Aug. 12, 2016
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