James E. Sharp 1962-2022 | News, Sports, Jobs

YOUNGSTOWN — James E. Sharp, 59, passed away peacefully Sunday afternoon, May 29, 2022, at his home.

He was born on July 3, 1962 in Youngstown, the son of the late Edward and Elizabeth “Betty” Orth Sharp.

He graduated from Poland High School in 1980. Jim went on to study at New Castle School of Trades, specializing in HVAC.

He started his career working with his father in the home improvement business, then went on to work at Modern Builders Supply and Delphi.

Jim was a member of St. Christine’s Church, where he coached football and was part of the Holy Name Society and Men’s Renewal. He was a Cleveland and Ohio State sports enthusiast.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife the former Mary Kay Murphy, whom he married on November 11, 1995; daughter, Murphy Lynn Sharp of Chicago; son, Brian Sharp of Columbus; sister, Margaret (Doug) Stewart of Poland; brothers-in-law, Ralph DeBolt of Cleveland and Michael (Lulu) Murphy of Youngstown; sister-in-law, Peggy (Frank) Bennett; several nieces and nephews; her great-aunts; dog, Nellie and cats, Nugget and Indy.

Her sisters, Janet (Arlon) Jahnke and Becky DeBolt are deceased.

Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2022 at Fox Funeral Home, Boardman. Prayers will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 3, 2022 at Fox Funeral Home, followed by a Christian Burial Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Christine’s Church, 3165 S. Schenley Ave., Youngstown, celebrated by the reverend. Kevin Peters.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Edward J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.

Jim’s family and friends can visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and leave their condolences to the Sharp family.

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