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Chrys R. Sharples

Chrys R. Sharples, age 71, of Tarpon Springs, Florida, formerly of Swanton, Ohio, died Thursday, January 25, 2018 in his home following a 2 year battle with cancer.  He was born January 24, 1947 to Ross and Veryl Sharples, and was a 1965 graduate of Swanton High School. He married Linda Pilliod.

Chrys completed his Tool and Die apprenticeship at Doehler-Jarvis and then worked at the Ford Maumee Stamping until his retirement.  Chrys was an excellent bowler, competing in the Major House League in Swanton. He was an avid golfer, scoring 4 hole-in-ones, and was well-known for hitting 150 yard wedge shots! He was also a  "hot rod" buff, owning several Corvettes throughout the years.

Chrys will be remembered as always being the life of the party and the last to leave!  He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 45 years, Linda; daughter, Annette (Jeff) Szydlowski; grandchildren, Jordan and Jarod Szydlowski; and siblings, Jim (Judy) Sharples and Gary Sharples.

Chrys was preceded in death by his parents, Ross and Veryl Sharples and brother, Jeff (Linda) Sharples.

Services will be private, with a Celebration of Life being held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to a charity of your choice.

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We are so very sorry for your loss. We look forward to the fulfillment of every detail of Gods promise in Revelation 21:4, which says: And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.

The Weavers Feb 19 2018 12:00 AM

I wish that we couldve had a relationship and that you got to meet your grandchildren. We all have your cleft chin. Im glad youre not suffering anymore. RIP

Maria Shordt (Sharples) Jan 30 2018 12:00 AM

I Love You Dad! And will miss you greatly!

Baby Bear Jan 28 2018 12:00 AM

Chrys and I started our apprenticeship together in 1965 at Doehler's and worked together there for quite a few years. Played handball, basketball and golf together. Rode to work together. Then we met up again in '82 when I transferred from Woodhaven to Maumee. Haven't seen or heard from him in many years.
Fun guy and glad I knew him.

Bud Taylor Jan 28 2018 12:00 AM

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers

Dennis & Roberta Sharples family Jan 28 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of Chrys' passing. Sympathy and Prayers to Linda and the rest of his family.

Wayne and Marsha Nelson Jan 27 2018 12:00 AM

Carol Householder Falkey
Sending prayers and much sympathy to Linda, friends and loved ones. Chrys will be missed by many and was the life of the party.

Carol Householder Falkey Jan 27 2018 12:00 AM