Eugene J.


Eugene J. "Gene" Sharrow, 86, of Birchwood Drive, Peru, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at the UVM Health Network, CVPH in Plattsburgh, with his loving family by his side.
He was born in Ellenburg, July 1, 1933, the son of Leo and Maria (Sharette) Sharrow. Gene grew up in Ellenburg and later Mineville before his family moved to Plattsburgh. He graduated from Plattsburgh High School in 1953.
He began active duty with the United States Army in early 1955 and served proudly for two years until receiving an honorable discharge. On July 16, 1955, he married the former Dorothy D. Trost in St. Peter's Church in Plattsburgh.
Gene graduated from Plattsburgh State University with a Master's Degree in education. He taught Biology and also served as Science Department Head at Peru Central School. His career in education spanned nearly 35 years, prior to retiring in 1991.
He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Plattsburgh Lodge 2390.
Gene was dynamic both in the classroom and out. His positivity and high energy was infectious. He was an avid outdoorsman and sports enthusiast and especially enjoyed skiing, golf, hunting, and fishing.
Left to cherish the memory of Gene are, his loving wife of 64 years, Dorothy Sharrow; one son and daughter-in-law, Joel and Patricia Sharrow of South Hero, Vt.; two grandchildren, Kevin Sharrow and his wife Jessica, and Adam Sharrow and companion Elyssia Sego; one great-grandson, Logan Sharrow; two sisters, Shirley (John) Lyons of Glenville, and Rose Nobile of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by one brother, Donald Sharrow; and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Theresa and Ronald Ashley, and Barbara and Leo Ewanos.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at 11 a.m. at St. Augustine's Church in Peru with Rev. Alan D. Shnob, parish priest, celebrating. Committal prayers, military honors, and burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
Donations in Gene's memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055. To offer an online condolence, share a symbolic gesture, or share a photo in memory of Gene Sharrow please visit
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Published on September 9, 2019
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Debbie Ewanos-Halpin
Sep 11, 2019
Aunt Dottie, Joel, Patty, Kevin, Adam and families
I was saddened to hear that Uncle Eugene passed away. My thoughts are with you.
With heartfelt sympathy,
Jessica Blaise Santor
Sep 09, 2019
So sorry to hear this. Mr Sharrow was the teacher that got me excited about science.
Golfing stories always mixed into the lesson plan somehow.
Rest in peace Me. Sharrow

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