Evelyn L Sharrow was called Home by her Heavenly Father and reunited with her loving husband Gerald on Monday, February 20, 2017. She passed away peacefully with her family by her side at McLaren Bay Region, age 82. Evelyn was born to the late Herman and Dorothy (McBride) Ayala on May 7, 1934. She married Gerald D. Sharrow in Visitation Catholic Church on October 20, 1956. Together they were blessed with 41 years of marriage and four loving children before he preceded her in death on December 16, 1997.
Evelyn was an avid bowler. She worked many years as a bowling instructor for Eastland Lanes and coached countless junior bowling leagues. She looked forward to the National Bowling Tournaments every year. Evelyn was also a talented and skilled cake decorator. She was the first decorator for IGA and worked there ten years before retiring.
Surviving family members include her children: Jerry (Cathy Wazbinski) Sharrow, Kathy (Bill) O’Neil, Patti (Jim) Matuszewski, and David Sharrow; grandchildren: Kelsie (Noel), Andrew (Stacey), Zack (Alexandra), Hannah, Marissa Sharrow, and Stephen O’Neil; three great-grandchildren and one brother, Frank Ayala. Besides her husband and her parents, Evelyn was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters-in-law: George (Janet), Roy (Marge) and Joe Ayala; and her sisters and brothers-in-law: Ann (Pete) Casper and Mary (Court) Klopp.
A Funeral Service for Evelyn will take place at Squires Funeral Home on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Deacon Stanley Kuczynski will preside with burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Visiting hours with the family will be Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and again on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the wishes of the family. Evelyn’s family would like to especially thank the caring staff of Red Oaks AFC Home and Dr. Mohamed Ali, MD and the staff of McLaren Bay.