Robert S. Sharp, painter and builder

January 23, 2014

Robert S. Sharp, 70, of Lewes, passed away  Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2014. He was born in Wilmington, July 6, 1943, son of the late William F. and Idella Johnson Sharp.


Robert (Bob) graduated from John Dickinson High School, Wilmington. Immediately following graduation he joined the U.S. Navy and served for six years. He was honorably discharged in 1969 and embarked on a career as a painter and builder, retiring in 2006. During many of Delaware's cold and icy winters, Bob traveled to his second home in Florida's warm climate. He established many friendships in Florida and Delaware where he was also a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion Post 28. Robert was an avid fisherman and enjoyed boating on the Delaware waters. He also enjoyed watching football and listening to country music.


In addition to his parents, Mr. Sharp was preceded in death by his brother, William (Billy) Sharp. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Geraldine Rentz-Sharp of Lewes; six grandchildren: Collin R. Waters, Haley C. Waters, Brian T. Rentz, Lauran L. Rentz, Mitchell F. Rentz and Sofia I. Rentz; a brother John Sharp and his wife Linda; a sister, Barbara McLane and her husband Tommy; two nieces: Alicen Sharp and Kathy Madron; a nephew, Michael McLane; a step-daughter, Christine M. Waters and her husband Karl; two step-sons, Brian J. Rentz and his wife Maria and Mitchell T. Rentz; and his cherished pet Joshlynn.


Memorial services with military honors will be held Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m., at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, where friends may call beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will be private.


Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Sharp's memory to Compassionate Care Hospice of the Delmarva Peninsula, 28467 DuPont Blvd., Suite 6, Millsboro, DE 19966. The family would like to thank all those who assisted in the care of Robert during his illness especially Compassionate Care and the Volunteers.








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