Sharpless, Gary


Gary F. Sharpless

Gary F. Sharpless, 66, of Altoona, PA and formerly of Osceola Mills, PA died on Monday, March 19, 2018 at the Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College, PA.

Born on September 7, 1951 in Philipsburg, PA, he was the son of the late Francis E. Sharpless and Marian (Mayes) Sharpless Reams.  He married Linda L. (Wachter) Sharpless on June 18, 1983 in Osceola Mills, PA: she survives at home.

Gary was a member of: the LOOMoose #154 in Osceola Mills, PA of which he was past governor; the Columbia Fire Company in Osceola Mills, PA; and the Teamsters Local 8 in State College, PA.

He worked at the Penn State University, was the owner and operator of Sharpless Plumbing in Osceola Mills, PA, was the business agent for the Teamsters Local 8, worked for Gerald F. Barnhart and Sons in Julian, PA and the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon, PA.

Gary was a 1971 graduate of the Philipsburg Osceola High School and graduated from the Thaddeus Stevens Trade School in 1973.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Terry Sharpless and a nephew, Todd Wachter.

Along with his wife, he is survived by one son, Brian Sharpless, PhD of Germantown, MD.

At Gary’s request there will be no visitation or funeral services.

Heath Funeral Home & Cremation Services, LLC in Osceola Mills, PA is in charge of the arrangements.

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