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K00860 Text:

Assembly Resolution No. 860
BY: M. of A. Tague
        MOURNING  the death of Larry Sharpe, distinguished
        citizen and devoted member of his community
  WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
citizens of the State of New York  whose  lifework  and  civic  endeavor
served to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great
State of New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Larry  Sharpe  of  Sloansville, New York, died on Tuesday,
November 23, 2021, at the age of 80; he will be remembered for  his  big
heart, his love of family, and his dedication to the community; and
  WHEREAS,  Born  on  February 9, 1941, in Cobleskill, New York, Larry
Sharpe was  the  son  of  Kenneth  and  Katherine  (Lawyer)  Sharpe;  he
graduated from the former Cobleskill High School in 1959; and
  WHEREAS,  Larry  Sharpe  distinguished  himself  in an extraordinary
career  with  the  Schoharie  County  Sheriff's  Department;   he   gave
tirelessly  of  his  time  and energies to his community for many years,
climbing the ranks to become Sergeant, the esteemed position from  which
he retired; and
  WHEREAS, Following his retirement, Larry Sharpe was elected to serve
as  Town  Justice  for  the  Town  of  Esperance  where  he served until
recently; he was newly elected to serve on the Town Council and was also
President of the Old Stone Fort Cemetery Association; and
  WHEREAS,  With  a  steadfast  and  unwavering  commitment   to   his
community,  Larry Sharpe was a strong supporter of the Schoharie Indians
Sports Booster Club and served as the 1st Dare Officer for area schools;
he was also a  Schoharie  Little  League  coach  and  a  member  of  the
committee  responsible  for  acquiring  the  land and building two local
fields; and
  WHEREAS, Furthermore, he  was  a  member  of  three  different  fire
departments   over   his   lifetime:   the  Schoharie  Fire  Department,
Gallupville Fire Department, and Esperance Fire Department, as well as a
longtime leader of the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts; and
  WHEREAS, In his spare time, Larry Sharpe enjoyed  hunting,  fishing,
attending his grandchildren's sporting events and serving his community;
  WHEREAS,  Predeceased  by his son, Kyle; Larry Sharpe is survived by
his beloved wife of 62 years, Barbara (Diamond); three  children;  Brett
(Donna)  Sharpe,  Lance (Jill) Sharpe, and Kelly (Tom) Fagnani; and five
grandchildren, Dr. Katelyn (Alan) Colby, Logan Sharpe, Jacob, Noah,  and
Abigail Fagnani; and
  WHEREAS,  Larry  Sharpe's infinite selflessness and benevolence will
shine on through his family's vivid and happy memories; his insight  and
strength  will  forever serve as a beacon of love, light and hope to the
countless lives he touched; and
  WHEREAS,  Armed  with a humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, Larry Sharpe leaves behind a legacy which will  long  endure
the  passage  of  time and will remain as a comforting memory to all who
were privileged to have known and loved such an amazing man; he will  be
deeply  missed and truly merits the grateful tribute of this Legislative
Body; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its  deliberations  to
mourn  the  death of Larry Sharpe and to express its deepest condolences
to his family; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this  Resolution,  suitably  engrossed,  be
transmitted to the family of Larry Sharpe.
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