It is with great sorrow that the Flint family announces the passing of their wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend Sharon Flint of Binghamton, New York. She went to be with the Lord on July 30th, at the young age of 69.
Sharon is predeceased by her parents, Norma and Elwood Carr, as well as her brother, Robert Carr. Sharon is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Steven Flint, who will forever miss her. She leaves behind a large family, including her siblings, Gary Carr and Susan Whitney; brothers-in-law Hebert (Christine) Flint, Paul (Irene) Flint, Sam (Nichelle) Titus, Darren Titus; sisters-in-law Kathy (Joe) Warren, Colleen (Grant) Rought; her two children, Paula (Daniel) Hoover and Steven Flint Jr.; grandchildren Greg (Pennie) Merrick, Korey Flint, Sierra (Keith) Eberlein, Daniel Hoover, Hannah Merrick, Cheyenne Flint; great-grandchildren Hailey, Gavin, Ava, Elliette, Madison, and great, great grandchild, River Keough, as well as many nieces and nephews. Sharon also had a very special friend, Darby Schmitt, and a very special “like a daughter” Michele Barrows who she loved very much!
Sharon worked at CH Thompson in Binghamton for nearly 40 years. She joined the Binghamton Elks in 2000 as one of the first women to join the organization, later transferring to the Johnson City Elks and becoming an officer. Soon after, she was named the first female District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler (National office) and served in this position for 2 years. As an Elk, Sharon shared her caring heart with her community, doing a lot for organizations such as Mom’s House in Johnson City. As an active participant in the community, she inspired a love for service in her children and grandchildren, who would join her in many activities. Sharon brought her compassion for others with her when she became a life member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 2550 in Dunedin, Florida.
Sharon’s other passions were cooking and baking, and she loved to share the food she made with others. She also loved to play Bingo and slot machines. She loved to dance, especially line dancing. She and her husband spent the better half of the last decade in Florida, where she made many more friends and lasting memories. She always called it a “seniors playground”. She enjoyed being on the water, where she would be found laying back on the seat of the boat watching for dolphins or taking a relaxing nap. She loved to share these experiences with friends and relatives that would come to visit. Her kind heart and generous spirit touched the lives of many, and she will be missed dearly by all those who knew her.
Sharon was a strong, incredibly giving, most kind, caring, and loving woman. It cannot go without saying that she raised her daughter, Paula, with the same values. Paula was her lifeline the greater part of this past year, as she and her husband, Dan, moved to Florida to help care for her. Her family will be forever grateful to Sharon's medical team and the dedication with which they cared for her during her battle with Cancer; Dr. Hye Sook Chon, Nurse Wendy, Dr. Frank Glass, Nurse Teena, and the staff at Moffit Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida; Dr. Miranda, Natalie Gresser, NP and the staff at Florida Cancer Institute in Clearwater, Florida; and the staff of Lourdes Hospice in Binghamton, NY. Together with her family and friends and surrounded by love, Sharon spent the past month back in Binghamton, the place she called home.
May you Rest in Peace, Sharon. Your kindness, love, and spirit will never be forgotten, and lives on in all of whom you have touched.
Please join us on Saturday, August 5th at noon for a Celebration of Life Luncheon at Touch of Texas in the Northgate Plaza, Front St. Binghamton, NY