Thomas "Tom" Sharkey


OHIO — Thomas "Tom" Sharkey, 89, of Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023 at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon.

He was born on Aug. 27, 1934, in Amboy, the son of Mark and Kathryn (Meade) Sharkey. Tom was a 4th generation farmer of his family's Centennial Farm. He also owned and operated Thomas Sharkey Bulldozing since 1965. Tom was a member of Local 150 IUOE and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He married Judith Ryan on Oct. 13, 1962 in Princeton.

Tom is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Patricia (Harold) Buck, and Joan (Leo) Eccles.

He is survived by his wife Judy; children, Karen (Joe) Verrill, Janice Sharkey, Steve Sharkey, Patrick (Deann) Sharkey; several nieces and nephews; and one sister-in-law Fran (John) Gomez. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Maytown. Burial with full military honors will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Maytown. Visitation will be from 9 – 10:45 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, at St. Patrick Church in Maytown. A memorial has been established.

Arrangements by the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy.

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