YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – James E. Sharp, 59, passed away peacefully Sunday afternoon, May 29, 2022 at his home.

He was born July 3, 1962, in Youngstown, a son of the late Edward and Elizabeth “Betty” Orth Sharp. 

He graduated from Poland High School in 1980. Jim furthered his education at the New Castle School of Trades, specializing in HVAC. 

He started his career, working with his father in the home improvement field, then went to work at Modern Builders Supply and Delphi. 

Jim was a member of St. Christine Church, where he coached soccer and was in the Holy Name Society and Men’s Renewal.

He was an avid Cleveland and Ohio State sports fan.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, the former Mary Kay Murphy, whom he married November 11, 1995; daughter, Murphy Lynn Sharp of Chicago; son, Brian Sharp of Columbus; sister, Margaret (Doug) Stewart of Poland; brothers-in-law, Ralph Debolt of Cleveland and Michael (Lulu) Murphy of Youngstown; sister-in-law, Peggy (Frank) Bennett; several nieces and nephews, great-aunts, dog, Nellie and cats, Nugget and Indy. 

His sisters, Janet (Arlon) Jahnke and Becky DeBolt are deceased. 

Friends may call from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2022, at the Fox Funeral Home, Boardman. 

Prayers will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 3, 2022, at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Christine Church, 3165 S. Schenley Avenue, Youngstown, celebrated by Rev. Kevin Peters.

Family and friends of Jim may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to leave condolences for the Sharp family.

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A television tribute will air Friday, June 3 at the following approximate times: 6:43 a.m. on WYTV, 9:32 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.