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Sharon Lyn O'Hare

September 21, 1962 — December 17, 2021

Sharon Lyn O'Hare

Sharon Lyn O’Hare passed away at the University of Virginia Hospital on December 17, 2021, as a result of a fall in her home.

She was born in Staunton, VA on September 21, 1962, the daughter of Dr. Nancy K. and the late James T. O’Hare. She is survived by her mother; her brother, Michael S. O’Hare, and his wife Ellen of Upper Bucks County, PA; and her partner of many years, Everett Stratton.

Sharon was a 1982 magna cum laude graduate of James Madison University, completing her degree in three years, with majors in economics and psychology. She then pursued a Ph.D. in economics from Boston College.

She returned to her beloved valley to teach at James Madison University for five years. She then became the Director of Economics and Director of Management Services for the city of Richmond, positions which she held for fifteen years. Her last place of employment was the City of Charlottesville, VA, where she served as an economist in the budget office.

Sharon loved the outdoors and animals. While in Richmond, her favorite pastime was kayaking, where she became the only certified instructor in advanced kayaking. Back in the valley, she and her partner, Everett, spent many days hiking and enjoying their camp, Four Pines, in Highland County where they were greeted by an abundance of deer, turkey, and rabbits at each arrival.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at 2:00 P.M. in the Henry Funeral Home Chapel at 1030 W. Beverley St., Staunton, VA.

The family will receive friends following the service.

The family requests that masks be worn.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Staunton SPCA.
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