Jack Sharp


It was always easy to find Jack in a crowded room: he’d be up in front of everyone. He was always community minded and his endeavors included serving on Woodstown Boro Council. He spent 32 years at E.I. DuPont in the Wilmington office and when he retired took a position with Woodstown National Bank as a teller. He acted and directed many plays for the Sketch Club, the Little Theater Club and Salem Oakwood Summer Theater. Somehow he found time to play a little golf and zip back and forth to his summer home in Townsends Inlet Later years Cape May became his second home. Not only did he attend Ebenezer UM Church but often was called on to be a Lay Speaker. He served as Secretary of the State Grange and was a member of the Swedesboro Masonic Lodge and the Loyal Order of Moose. Any evening Jack could be found dining at the Woodstown Diner.
His bus trips to Pierce Jr. College School of Business led him to meet Arnold Otten. More like brothers than friends, Jack was incorporated into his family (when Arnold married Carol she knew that Jack came along with the deal.) Uncle Jack spent every holiday with the Ottens and traveled with them on family vacations. Williamsburg, VA was a favorite destination. He is also survived by his cousin Irving (Jean) Sharp.
Come celebrate his 82 years Tuesday 9-11 a.m. at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro, where there will be a service at 11a.m.. Interment Lake Park Cemetery, Swedesboro. Donations to Canine Partners for Life, P.O. Box 170, Cochranville, Pa 19330 will be appreciated.

2 thoughts on “Jack Sharp

  1. Don Tatham

    I first met Jack approximately 26 years ago when I started dating his goddaughter Dawn. It was a day where I met many of her relatives and she said wait until you meet “Uncle Jack!” Well, I did and we became fast friends and we have stayed friends ever since. Anytime I was out on my motorcycle in the Woodstown area I always made a stop to get a good laugh and have many great talks from all different topics. You could always talk about anything and he would let you talk and give his insights. Dawn and I eventually married and divorced but Jack and I stayed friends because I thought he was a friend for the long haul and he proved it. I will miss Jack but I am a better person for knowing you my good friend! You will be united with your parents soon and I am sure they will look forward to your arrival! RIP Jack.

  2. Jay and Beverly Wordsworth, Sr.

    We always enjoyed Jack when he spoke as a layperson at Ebenezer Methodist Church in Auburn. He was an encouraging and loving Christian man in the years we knew him. He always appreciated music played by my mother, Ida Steward, when she was organist and often commented that Bill Stoms was getting better every time he heard him. He was always quick to compliment me on occasions when he heard me play the piano at Auburn. He will truly be missed by those he was near. I never heard anything negative said about him and he was regarded very highly by those who loved him. John 3:16

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