Dr. Richard & Linda L. (Clark) Sharp

Dr. Richard L. Sharp of Rochester, New York, died April 21, 2018 at I.U. Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.  He was born September 14, 1935 in Kansas City, Missouri to the late Edward L. & Lila M. (Shilling) Sharp.  He was married to former Frankfort resident, Linda L. (Clark) Sharp. Richard graduated from High School in Kansas City.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri and completed post graduate work at Purdue with a PhD in chemistry. He worked at Eastman Kodak as a chemist for 27 years.  Richard served in the United States Army from 1956-1958.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Frankfort and was church treasurer at Latta Road Baptist Church in New York.  Richard was a member of the American Chemical Society, the RV Forum, the Family Motorcoach Association, Monroe County Veterans as well as numerous other organizations.

Linda L. (Clark) Sharp of Rochester, New York, died May 1, 2018 at I.U. Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.  She was born September 15, 1943 in Frankfort, Indiana to the late John V. & Hazel W. (Nicewander) Clark.  She married Richard Lee Sharp at the First Presbyterian Church in Frankfort March 1, 1964.  Linda attended Lincoln grade school and graduated from Frankfort High School in 1961.  She received her Bachelor of Nursing degree from St. Elizabeth Nursing School in Lafayette.  She lived in Lafayette before moving to Rochester in 1964.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Frankfort and a choir member at Latta Road Baptist Church in Rochester.  Linda was a member of the Suburban Rochester Art Group, Red Hat Society and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution National Society. She was an artist and enjoyed painting, quilting and making jewelry.  She and Richard were snow birds at the Voyager RV Resort in Tucson, AZ for 22 years.

Visitation and Services

On Saturday, June 2, 2018 a Celebration of Life Service will be held at Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home in Greece, New York. Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort is assisting the family.

Survived by:

Richard and Linda are survived by a daughter, Jennifer L. (Mark) Lagana of Rochester, New York and two grandchildren, Madison and Jake Lagana. Linda is also survived by a sister, Susan (Kim) Calloway of Frankfort, IN, nieces and nephew, Crysta (Brady) Wilson, Ashley (Alex) Smith and Caleb Calloway, great niece and nephew, Hinley and Liam Smith.


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6 Condolences for “Dr. Richard & Linda L. (Clark) Sharp”

  1. Ruth Brown May 5, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    It still seems so unreal that this could have happened. We extend our sympathies to the whole family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Elaine & David Newbold May 6, 2018 at 1:36 am

    Linda was a dear, true friend all through high school and until she died. We had the privilege of knowing Richard and spending time with them while they lived in Lafayette. Linda was Matron of Honor at our wedding. They will be sorely missed. Their families are in our thoughts at this difficult time.

  3. Jeff Cousins May 6, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Jennifer, your parents friendship inspired us all. We enjoyed RVing with them throughout the US. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

    Jeff and Sue Cousins

  4. Jenny Harris May 8, 2018 at 9:18 am

    Jennifer and family, I never met your folks, but my sweet sister Dianne and your Mom were great friends. Dianne so enjoyed the visits from your Mom once or twice a year here in Frankfort. Dianne would share about your Mother, Linda, fondly. My heart breaks for this sad loss for you and your family. Life is uncertain and I understand your loss. Thankful for the friendship that your Mom and my Dianne had, I believe those visits blessed each other. Thankful for the friendship of these two woman that in turn created a friendship for you and Nina. Know I care and will be remembering you and your family in prayer.

  5. M. Morrill Morrison May 9, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    This is to express our sympathy to you and your families upon the deaths of Linda and Richard. Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you and your families.
    Sincerely, Mo and Mary Ann Morrison

  6. Angela Borrelli (Anne-marie's mom) May 29, 2018 at 8:28 am

    Dear Jenny:
    I was saddened by the news of the loss of your parents. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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