Monday, August 11, 2008

Guy Sharpe Jr.

Guy Sharpe Jr. left this earth to join his Lord and Savior on Monday, August 11, 2008. He was born in Canton, Ill. on March 19, 1928, the son of Guy and Dorothy (nee: Hardin) Sharpe.

He moved with his parents to Racine as a child. On March 28, 1959, Guy married Violet Schoenwetter of Columbus at the Racine First Church of the Nazarene. They settled in Racine in the new home that Guy constructed himself. For 41 years, Guy worked at Walker Manufacturing and retired at the age of 57. He was a member of Community Church of the Nazarene and for years an active softball player for the church team. Guy had a passion for bowling, which he enjoyed for 64 years, most recently playing this past May, winning many awards. He enjoyed working with his hands and could build or fix anything. He loved music, poetry, and collecting and restoring antiques. Guy's greatest love and passion were his family and the words, "I love you," were always on his lips. He never held back the depths of his feelings and his family will greatly miss him.

When you love someone, no amount of time with them is enough. Guy is survived by his wife of 49 years, Violet; three daughters, Melody (Tim) Bernhardt, Joy (John) Brewer, and Gayla Sharpe, all of Racine; four grandsons, Jordan and Samuel Bernhardt and Joshua and Jared Brewer; and brothers-in-law, Frank Falaschi of Racine, Lyle and David Schoenewetter, of Illinois, and Loren and Marvin Schoenwetter of Wisconsin. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many dear friends. Guy was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Bernardean Falaschi.

Funeral services will be held at Sturino Funeral Home on Thursday, August 14, 2008, at 7 p.m. Private burial will be held at West Lawn Memorial Park. There will be a visitation at the funeral home on Thursday from 5 p.m. until service time at 7 p.m. with Rev. Rich Doering of Community Church of the Nazarene officiating. Memorials to Community Church of the Nazarene or Hospice Alliance have been suggested.

The Sharpe family wishes to thank the caregivers at All Saints, Kenosha Memorial Hospital, and Hospice Alliance, who cared for Guy during his only major illness

Sturino Funeral Home
3014 Northwestern Ave., Racine (262) 632-4479

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