John W. Sharkey

November 18, 1917 - April 14, 2012
John W. Sharkey

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John William Sharkey, known to his friends and family as Jack, died at New Hanover Regional Medical Center on April 14, 2012.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Grace and his 5 devoted sons; John, Paul, Peter, David and Michael and their families including 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Born November 18, 1917 in New York City, Mr. Sharkey served in the US Navy during WW II, the Air Force during the Korean War and again in the Navy during the Vietnam War and retired from the New York City police department in 1964. The Sharkeys retired to Wilmington in 1990 from Rockville Centre, NY. He was an active member of the local chapter of the NYPD 1013 Club.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be held 9 am Wednesday, April 18 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to be made to Catholic Relief Charities.

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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099

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