WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – Sharon Katherine Martin, 83, was born September 22, 1938 in Scotia (Schenectady) NY and died March 13, 2022 in Florida. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Grace Martin.
Sharon Katherine Martin graduated from Mount Penn High School (Reading PA), Syracuse University (BA with a concentration in English and Journalism) and SUNY-Potsdam (MS in Education). Although she taught elementary school in Massachusetts and upstate New York for several years, she found her calling in community service and settled in central New York.
Sharon’s love of the arts – particularly theater and writing, encouraged from childhood – took up her free time. Longtime friends claim she has kept them active and involved through trips to museums, concerts, dance, shows, fairs, rallies and outings from nationwide tours to the islands and Europe. And the outdoorsy North Country beckoned in every season, from the beaches of St. Lawrence and Ontario to cross-country ski trails and ice rinks.
As an unofficial photographer and archivist for a variety of clubs and organizations, Sharon has been particularly active with SU Alumni, Sigma Kappa, AAUW and Toastmasters Chapters. Known as Godmother Sherry, she spread love and affection to both “official” godchildren and her brothers and sisters – from Seattle, Washington to Paris, France.
Arrangements are being made by the National Cremation Society (Sarasota FL) and Cummings Funeral Service, Inc. (Watertown NY) – online condolences for her family can be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. Burial expected in late spring (when ice and snow have melted) at St. James Cemetery (Carthage NY).
In lieu of a memorial service, friends and family can choose to support arts organizations and/or charities close to Sharon’s heart: St UNICEF.
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