John Marsden Sharp, 59, of Fort Mill, SC and formerly of Batavia, NY passed away on Monday, November 9, 2020 at home surrounded by his beloved wife and daughter. He was born on April 1, 1961 in Wellsville, NY to the late John “Jack” Sharp and Marlene Sharp Murphy.
He is survived by his spouse of 34 years Carrie Sharp; daughter Maggie Sharp Justus and son-in-law Lance of Fort Mill, SC; Mother Marlene Murphy of New York; Brother Joe Sharp and Cindy Thompson of New Jersey; Sister Mary and Ron Sutula of Texas; Sister Anne and Mark Oleksy of New York; Brother Tom Sharp and Bert Russ of Washington, DC
He is preceded in death by his Father John “Jack” Sharp and son Joseph Cotton Sharp.
With encouragement from his father who was a guidance counselor, John followed his early passion for culinary arts by pursuing a degree at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. After completing his degree, John became an Executive Chef where he served US presidents including George W. Bush and Barack Obama. He also served many organizations including The Star of Chicago Cruise Line, Chicago Yacht Club, NASCAR, various professional sports teams, Sharon View Country Club, and most recently Park Pointe Village, a property of ACTS Retirement – Life Communities. John also owned and operated his own catering company called All Is Sharp Catering where he specialized in weddings and special events.
When not cooking, John was incredibly involved and supportive of his childrens’ interests in sports and academic pursuits. John, Carrie, and their children were avid travelers and traveled to many destinations including New Zealand, Nova Scotia, and The Galapagos Islands which was his favorite trip. He enjoyed golf and loved vintage media including cinema and music. His all-time favorite films were Casablanca and Steel Magnolias, and favorite bands were The Grateful Dead and Bruce Springsteen. But most important to him were his wife and children with whom he enjoyed loving quality time where he would always crack jokes and keep everyone laughing with his dry sense of humor.
The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to Hospice & Palliative Care of the Charlotte Region, Levine Cancer Center physicians and staff, their beloved friends and church family for their unwavering compassionate and supportive care that has been provided. Your kindness will never be forgotten.
A memorial service will be held at Philadelphia United Methodist Church of Fort Mill, SC on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 10:00 am. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are asking those wishing to attend to RSVP at https://pumcfortmill.org. Livestream access will be available via the Philadelphia United Methodist Church Facebook page. Following the service, a salad luncheon will be held in the church Fellowship Hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to NAMI (The Piedmont Tri-County Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness) in honor of his son Joseph Sharp https://www.namipiedmont.org.
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