Richard enjoyed renovation projects around the house, outdoor actives and loved tending his gardens.
He is survived by his wife Sharon M. (Grasso) of 34 years and son Matthew R. Sharpe. Two sisters Patricia Sharpe (Ernest Rose) of Syracuse, Leona Chamberlain (Winthrop) of New York City and a brother in law Lawrence Grasso (Debbie) of Atlanta, GA, and 6 niece and nephews.
There will be a catholic mass on Monday November 23 at 10am at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, Skaneateles. Calling hours will be held on Sunday November 22 from 3 to 6pm at Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, Skaneateles.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Catholic Charities 240 East Onondaga, Syracuse, NY 13202.
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