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Edwin “Ed” Sharp
December 26, 1924-May 29, 2018
Ed Sharp old
Ed Sharp young
Edwin “Ed” Sharp, born in Merced, passed away in his sleep and is now in his rest at the Ripon Cemetery. His roots began in Arkansas with his family later settling in Stockton, CA. At 16 he enlisted in the Navy and by 17 was called to service during WWll serving as a medical corpsman in New Caledonia in the southwest Pacific.  After being discharged he returned to North Little Rock, AK where he met Janice Burns. The two were married in Ripon, CA. After living in Stockton, in 1953 the couple settled on North Ripon Rd., Ripon, CA becoming lifelong almond ranchers.
   Besides ranching Ed enjoyed horseback riding with his sons, fishing, and traveling through California and the U.S. Most of all he loved being with his family and attending Bible camps.
  Ed was a devoted reader and exhorter of the word of God and our Lord Jesus Christ. He believed in God’s unconditional love and the promises to those who believe. Being motivated by his faith he was loving and generous to his family, friends, and neighbors.
   Ed is preceded in death by his loving wife Janice, daughter Inger Baker, son Bill, sister Mary Richardson, and brother Sam.
   Ed is survived by his wife Shirley, sons Edwin (Margaret), Samuel Baxter (Suzanne), Fred (Carolyn), Bruce (Janel), Herb (Jamie), daughter-in-law Yvonne Sanchez, 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, his sister Jane Janutto, nieces Karen Olmstead and Jane (Charlie) Bennett, and nephew Jim Taylor.
We all love him and will greatly miss him but we are comforted to know he no longer suffers.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Friday, June 22, 2018