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Robert "Shark" J. Sharkey

Obituary for Robert "Shark" J. Sharkey

August 3, 1940 - July 26, 2019
Avon Lake, Ohio | Age 78


Robert J. Sharkey (Shark) age 78, born August 3, 1940 passed away suddenly on July 26, 2019 at his home in Avon Lake. Shark was a firefighter and paramedic in the Rocky River Fire Department for 30 years, the last ten years as a lieutenant, retiring in 1997. He was a boater for many years in Vermilion and loved golfing, trying to golf at least twice a week. He was a long time member of the American Legion Post 211 in Avon Lake. Beloved husband for 28 years of Beth Anne (B.A.), his son Kevin Sharkey (Beth), daughter Patti Elliot (Gerry), grandchildren Jenifer Sharkey, Lauren Sharkey, Allison DeVore (Kevin), Brad Elliot, Chris Elliot, Brooklynne Elliot, great grandson Chael DeVore, step daughter Gerrie Sinatra (Dan O'Donnell), Jen Sinatra, step grandchildren Tess Ansbro, Maya Ansbro, Nick Sinatra, sister Lois Speidel (Tony Spano) (both deceased), Barb Sears (Len, deceased), and many nieces and nephews. There will be a Celebration of Life at the American Legion Post 211, 31972 Walker Road in Avon Lake on July 31, 2019 from 5:00pm-8:00pm. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the charity of your choice in Shark's memory. (440) 933-3202

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