James Robert Sharrow
August 16, 1958  -  April 13, 2008

James Robert Sharrow

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Elmwood Funeral Home
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Friday, April 18, 2008
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Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Saturday, April 19, 2008
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James Robert Sharrow August 16, 1958 - April 13, 2008 James Jim Robert Sharrow, Abilene, Texas formerly from Ogdensburg, New York, passed away on April 13th, 2008. He was 49. Born in Ogdensburg, New York, on August 16, 1958, Jim graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1976. He married Judy Herzog in Ogdensburg, NY in 1977. Jim worked in the grocery business for many years. After moving to Abilene in 1981, he was employed by Super Duper Grocery Store before becoming a partner of Texas Cash Register in Abilene. In his later years, he performed Karaoke at the Lone Star Bar in Abilene. Jim is survived by his former wife, Judy Cheralla of New Orleans, LA, a daughter, Stephanie Leigh and husband, Brandon Harkleroad of Abilene, TX, a son, James Wallace of New Orleans, LA., a grandson, Jude Ryan Harkleroad, his Father and Mother, Donald Henry and Rita Virginia Sharrow of Schenectady, NY, four sisters, Donna Lee and husband, James Fahey of Spring Valley, NY, Elizabeth Anne Torbin of Pittsburg, PA, Mary Catherine and husband, Richard Favre of Schenectady, NY, Maureen Rita Sharrow and partner, Sandy Jago of Pittsford, NY, eight brothers, Donald Thomas and wife, Katherine Sharrow of Schenectady, NY, Philip David and wife, Penny Sharrow of Ogdensburg, NY, Christopher Joseph and wife, Winnie of Watertown, NY, John Henry and wife Jane Sharrow of Fort Montgomery, NY, Peter Francis Sharrow of Schenectady, NY, Michael Anthony and wife Deborah Sharrow of Abilene, TX, Mark Patrick and wife, Eileen Sharrow of Ogdensburg, NY and Paul Allen Sharrow of Chambersburg, PA., two aunts, Shirley Garvey and Gladys Gedbaw of Ogdensburg, NY; and many nieces and nephews. Jim treasured family and friends, loved to sing, and loved to make people laugh. He will be truly missed.


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  1. Patti Thames
    Ormond Beach, FL

    To all the Wonderful Sharrow Family,
    I was so sorry to hear about Jimmy. Please know how much I care and that my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. I have so many great memories of Jim since I spent alot of time at the Sharrows home growing up. Love you all, Patti Leonard Thames

  2. Mary and Richard Favre
    Schenectady, NY

    Dear Mom Dad, Donna, Anne, Tommy, Philip, Chris, John, Peter, Maureen, Michael, Mark, Paul
    You all know well what families need to nourish in long lasting bonds of love and respect. Mom and Dad have given of themselves in all aspects of this bond we all have. Jimmy was the most kind hearted person and enjoyed his life and his family. I celebrate in Jimmys passing because that is what he asked me to do. Let us all appreciate one another and be grateful for the greatest gift of family. I will see you in heaven Jimmy

  3. Kimberly FavreHoyt Robbie Hoyt
    Schenectady, NY

    Uncle Jimmy is so very special to me and will always hold a special place in my heart. He is the most kind hearted person that I know. The talks we had a few days a week were always so special. Sometimes we laughed and sometimes we cried, but he was always so positive. I will never forget the sound of his joyful voice saying Dee Ta Dee. Just as Uncle Jimmy sang What a Wonderful World at our wedding, he made my world much more wonderful by sharing his love with me. I love you Uncle Jimmy and I will miss you dearly

  4. Frank and Barbara Brown
    Port Orange, FL

    To Don and Rita and the entire Sharrow family,

    We are so very sorry to hear of Jims passing. He will always be the little boy up the street in our memories. May your warm family circle be of comfort and consolation.

  5. Richard R. Adams

    I am so sorry to hear about Jimmy, We had fun in Highschool. We hated religion Classes. I knew Jimmy all through Highscool. Wish i would have saw him at the 30th Reunion in 2006. Again im so sorry to the Family for your Loss. Rich Adams class of 1976.

  6. Dan Brown
    Gainesville, FL

    Sincere condolences to the entire Sharrow family on your tragic loss. Many of my earliest memories in life involve Jimmy, having grown up two doors down on Franklin Street. He was always the first to explore further from our block, to try new things, and to experience for himself what was so great about these places and things that were unknown to us. Reading through the other posts on this guest book, its clear he never lost that spirit and that joy of living. Im blown away by the number of lives he touched and the amount of living that filled his 49 years. Jimmy is off on another adventure into the unknown, too young, too soon, but as usual a little ahead of the other kids.

  7. Tony and Mary Jane Rishe
    Ogdensburg, NY

    Our sincere condolences to the entire Sharrow family. Jim will always be with you.

  8. tammy catoe
    abilene, TX

    Stephanie our sympathy goes out to you and your family in this time of loss God bless you and your family. JeffTammy Catoe

  9. Daniel Rish Family
    Riverside, CA

    Dan, Kim Rish and family wish to express our most heartfelt sympthay in the loss of Jimmie whom God chose to call home at such a young age.

  10. Tabatha
    , GA

    Grandma, Grandpa, Stephanie, Jay, Dad, all of our family you have my dearest sympathies. There are no words of comfort, just the memories that crack a smile on your face when you think of Uncle Jimmy.

  11. Silvia Alvarez
    Bellevue, WA

    My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time of sorrow.

    Take care....

  12. Diane St.Pierre Hartley
    Marion, MA

    To Jimmys family and friends

    I first met Jimmy at Bishop Conroy Catholic elementary schooloh the nuns, the stories. Our experiences there created a bond between most of us that is still very much in place. Jimmy was always a buddy, and he always had that impish grin that made me wonder what is was he knew that I didnt.
    I was so sad to hear the news that hes gone, but I have to believe that he did a lot of living in his 49 years. My heart goes out to his family and his children. I know hell be missed by many.
    Diane Saint Pierre Hartley and family formerley from Oburg

  13. Diane St.Pierre Hartley
    Marion, MA

    To Jimmys family and friends

    I first met Jimmy at Bishop Conroy Catholic elementary schooloh the nuns, the stories. Our experiences there created a bond between most of us that is still very much in place. Jimmy was always a buddy, and he always had that impish grin that made me wonder what is was he knew that I didnt.
    I was so sad to hear the news that hes gone, but I have to believe that he did a lot of living in his 49 years. My heart goes out to his family and his children. I know hell be missed by many.
    Diane Saint Pierre Hartley and family formerley from Oburg

  14. Larry and Marion Loomis
    Fort Worth, TX

    My Wife and I will always hold a special place in our hearts for Jim and his family. His friendship will be missed, but we will always have the memories of him. His sense of humor was incredible. May God bless him with an eternal home in Heaven.

  15. Peggy Langley
    Ogdensburg, NY

    To the entire Sharrow family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort from one another. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  16. Richard Michael Favre Jr. Family
    Dallas, TX

    Uncle Jimmy has always been there for myself and my family. He took us into his home when we moved to Texas and that will never be forgotten. Jimmy gave all of himself in everything he did and always had that smile on his face. He taught me to always make the most of the cards your dealt in life and try to look on the bright side no matter what. I think we all need to try and do that now more than ever. To Grandma and Grandpa, mom and all of my aunts and uncles, obviously, I dont have the words, but know that youre all on my mind and in my heart. Be strong and remember that we all need to celebrate the life of a man who really was the best of all of us. Ill leave you with a quote from a song that I loved to hear Jimmy sing, cause I know, theyll be no more....tears in heaven.

  17. Talitha Sharrow
    Abilene, TX

    Uncle Jimmy... hmm.. so many thoughts come to mind when just reading, hearing, and writing the name. He sure was a great man to be around. As well as a pretty funny story teller often. He sure is going to be missed so much that hell always be in my heart and others for as long as time goes.

    He told me the last time I saw him, whenever it happens, do nothing but party with a barbeque, and just remenece the good times we all had together instead of the fact that well have no more..

    We spent some wednesday poker nights along with some of my dads friends, and one imparticularly, Acey, always called him Yimmy and always said hes such a hillariously great guy, and Uncle Jimmy always got a kick out of the nickname.

    But he will always be greatly missed as we go through days of remembering the hillarious great times we all shared with him... as he will always be in our hearts...


  18. Ellen LaFave
    Ogdensburg, NY

    On behalf of the entire Langley family I want to send my condolences to Scud, Rita and the entire extended Sharrow family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you while you attempt to deal with the loss of Jimmy. There are no words to ease the shock or the pain of losing someone you love. Celebrate his life and his love of life...He knew how to have fun. His legacy will live on through his children and their children. May he rest in peace.

  19. Peggy Ward
    Rochester, NY

    Dear Rita , Scud, all the children,
    Please know my thoughts prayers are with all of you. I remember many wonderful times with the Sharrow family. The many picnics at Jaques Cartier park, and the many get togethers at both of our homes. jim is up in heaven now, I know Mom Dad will keep an eye on him.
    Love to all,

  20. Angela Bush
    Schenectady, NY

    Stephanie, Jay and Aunt Judy I am so sorry for your loss I cant imagine how difficult this is for you. Grandma and Grandpa, Mom and Dad, and to all of my Aunts and Uncles I know how hard this is for all of you and I wish I could be there with you. Uncle Jimmy was a great man that could always make you smile. Hold the many wonderful memories you have of him close to your hearts I love you all

  21. Martha Gedbaw
    Orlando, FL

    Aunt Rita, Uncle Donnie, all my cousins and their families,

    I was so sorry to hear of Cousin Jimmys passing. As you come together at this most difficult time, may your memories of the many wonderful times you all shared with him bring you strength and comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  22. Chelsey Carlson
    Allen, TX

    I was blessed to have known Jim. He had the biggest heart. Stephanie and Jay I am so sorry for your loss. I will be there for you if you need anything at all. I consider you my family. I remember the good old days on Parsons street when we used to swim all day long in the back yard. Jim had the music blarring and was singing and having the best time. He always had the best jokes. I remember loving the way he used to say Levis name. I remember him grunting to Tim the Toolman and singing karoke. He could turn anyones frown upside down. He will truly be missed. I think Jim truly lived like this, Life isnt about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.
    love always,

  23. John Gedbaw
    Omaha, NE

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  24. Dave Beverly Caddell
    , TX

    Judy kids,
    We are sorry for your loss. Jim will always be remembered as a person who never met a stranger and had a good heart. May God bless you.
    Dave Beverly Caddell

  25. Carla Swan Wilson
    Ogdensburg, NY

    Maureen, Mr Mrs. Sharrow and family:
    I am so sorry to hear of Jims passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  26. Kimberly Connor Baumhofer
    West Tisbury, MA

    I am so sorry to hear about Jimmy. We share a birthday and in Jr High and HIgh School always talked about how our parents were together at Hepburn when we were born. THinking about turning 50 this year its hard to imagine that a friend and classmate has already passed. My sincere condolences to your family and friends, Jimmy. You will be missed.
    xo Kim Connor Baumhofer

  27. Dave Melody Rishe
    Ogdensburg, NY

    Regards to the Sharrow family and our prayers are with you at this difficult time. Although I havent seen Jim in a few years, we remember him well, and will always remember our Remnant times together We all have a higher calling, and God chose Jim before us. We thank God for the gift of him, and the laughter he brought all of us. My Mom and I are going to the Papal mass in Yankee Stadium this weekend, and I promise our prayers for Jim and for the Sharrow family. Gods peace Dave

  28. Macreena Doyle
    Ogdensburg, NY

    I was so sorry to learn of Jimmys passing my sympathies to the entire Sharrow family, their extended families and many friends. I was in school with Jimmy from kindergarten through graduation at OFA and he was always a wonderful person to be around. He had a smile for everyone, and could make anyone smile. Jimmy had a truly warm heart and I enjoyed talking with him when I saw him at a reunion. I know that there are many who will miss him, including me. Bless you, Jimmy.

  29. Cindy
    Gulfport, MS

    When I think of Jimmy, I hear his laugh and see his big smile. He was always the life of the party and so much fun to be around His funloving nature and love of life were infectious. He left us much, much too soon, but he will live on in our hearts forever. To Scud Rita, Stephanie, Jude, Jay Judy, Donna, Anne,Tommy, Philip, Chris, John, Mary, Peter, Michael, Maureen, Mark Paul words cannot express my sadness. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I have been extremely fortunate to have been connected to your family for 30 years. I love you all so very much. May you be comforted in knowing that Jimmy is in a better place now.

  30. francine naccarato
    Ogdensburg, NY

    Kathy and Tom, and family Penny and Phil and family: I am so sorry for the loss of your young brother. Not only do younger Kathy and Theresa resemble him a great deal, I see he has that Sharrow family music talent. Im sure you will all miss him a great deal. My sincerest sympathies. Fran Naccarato

  31. Robert Morris
    Abilene, TX

    Oh Jim... How I will miss your laugh and all your funny sayings. You were the first person I wanted to call when I made that big sale or got an exciting new customer. You were a mentor, comedian, and friend. You treated me like family. You were Tim the toolman for awhile, you were the original cash register guy, and you were the karaoke guy to a whole bunch more. I can think of many people that thought you were a real goofball, but I do not know one person that didnt like Jim Sharrow. You were kind to everyone. I am proud to have known you my friend. My condolences to all of Jims family. He spoke of you every day and treasured every phone call to all of you, near and far.

  32. Penny Sharrow
    Ogdensburg, NY

    Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
    Dont lengthen it now with undue grief.
    Lift up your heart and share with me,
    God wanted me now, He set me free.

    This above verse kind of says it all.
    Rita ,Scud ,Stephanie,Jay,Judy, I cant list you all Jimmy wouldve loved this family turn out you all did good You will all be in my thoughts and prayers on Saturdayplease be strong for each other and give each other a hug for me. Remember Jimmy lived a lot in his life and left a lot for us he left behindsavor those memories
    God bless you and I love you all. Penny

  33. Helen and LeRoy Favre
    Ft Myers, FL

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Rita and Don and Stephanie and all the brothers and sisters of Jimmy. He will be missed by all.

  34. Jenna Sharrow
    Ogdensburg, NY

    I love my uncle Jimmy. He always had a way to make you laugh. It was always so funny when he said Badass in that funny tone of voice. He is one of my favorite uncles and i will miss him dearly. It is a tragedy that he died. When we found out he died we went through photos to see if we could find some pictures of him. We found about five pictures. But one made me cry the most. Uncle Jimmy was holding my hand on the trampoline. I remember the last time i saw him. It was at Kims wedding. I didnt know that that would be the last time i would say goodbye. Uncle Jimmy will always be in my heart.

  35. Melissa Sharrow
    , NY

    Stephanie and Jay, Im so sorry for your loss I wish I could be there with you guys at a time like this. Grandma and Grandpa I cant imagine what you are going through right now and my thoughts are with you Im glad that everyone is going to be there for each other in this time of need and know I wish I could be there as well. Uncle Jimmy I love you and will miss you dearly.

  36. Mark and Eileen Sharrow
    Ogdensburg, NY

    This is one of the hardest things Ive had to experience in my life, to lose a brother. But, even harder Im certain, for my parents to lose a son. Jimmy was one of the most warm hearted persons that Ive known, and for that my parents should be proud. To my eleven brothers and sisters, remember the MANY GREAT TIMES that we all had the privilege to share with our brother Jimmy. To Stephanie, Jay, Judy and Jude Ryan...our hearts and thoughts are with you always.

  37. Rachel Sharrow
    Ogdensburg, NY

    Wow, my Uncle Jimmy was one of the most wonderful people that anyone could ever meet. He made just about everyone laugh and smile. I remember down in Texas jumping on the trampoline with him, and having an amazing time. Also when he lived with us for a short time, I would take funny pictures of him that I still have. The last time I saw him was in 2005. I remember dancing with him, and him telling me how much he loved me, and him being goofy at the wedding and making everyone laugh. I did not know that the last time I said goodbye to him would be my last. So now I just want to say my final goodbyes, and say how much I will truly miss him. He was a wonderful man that made everyones day brighter..Rest in peace Uncle Jimmy :

  38. Doug Morris
    Abilene, TX

    My condolences to the family. Jim was a good friend and a fun guy. He will be missed.

  39. Phil Sharrow
    , NY

    To mom and dad...I cant find the words to say how sorry I am that you have to bury a son. To Stephanie and Jay As I sit here and cry I feel your pain I know that Jimmy is in comfort now. To all my brothers and sisters I know it will be hard for each and everyone of us to say Good bye to Jimmy..He will be missed...I love you all.....Phil

  40. Paul Gedbaw
    Raritan, NJ

    To Aunt Rita, Uncle Donnie and the whole family, I wish you comfort in this time of great sorrow. And for Cousin Jim, I pray that you are at peace. On the few occassions that we saw each other over the last several years, his sense of humor was always present and his love for his family was in his heart. He was my cousin and my friend we grew up together. Ill miss him very much.

  41. Winnie
    Watertown, NY

    My family, it is with great sadness that I can not be there with all of you, to show my support, give hugs and for those who need it, a shoulder to lean on. My final good byes are with Jimmy and God. I have never known the kind of love that all of you have shown me, the laughter, the tears and all the inbetween. I loved Jimmy, he just had a way to make everyone laugh When last we talked he told me that family and friends where the most important thing to him. He was happy that he found his God again and that he was not afraid. I find some comfort in his words. Know that my love is with all of you. Winnie

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