John T. Sharkey

12/09/36 - 06/28/18

It is with deep regret that we must inform you of the passing of John T. Sharkey, father of 

Brian J. Sharkey, 3rd Vice President of the Grand Council of United Emerald Societies.

Mr. Sharkey was the grandson of Tyrone and Roscommon natives. John was born in New York's Hell's Kitchen to the late John and Lillian Sharkey. He was a graduate of Guardian Angel Grammar School, Power Memorial Academy and Iona College.


John is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 59 years, Helen (nee Saunders) as well as his daughter Jacqueline, granddaughter Samantha Nicole, his son Brian and his wife Maria, and son-in-law Robert Eduardo. He also survived by his sisters Virginia and Lillian and his brother Michael and his wife Alice. John also leaves behind several nieces and nephews.


Mr. Sharkey had a long and succesful career in business, and was dedicated to charitable initiatives, specifically organizations related to peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland. He served on numerous boards and was a recipient of many well deserved accolades. 


John was a lifelong friend to many, and a well respected mentor held in high esteem. John enjoyed travelling the world, but was a true Irish-American New Yorker at heart. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.


On behalf of the Executive Board, and our entire membership, we would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Vice-President Sharkey, and the entire Sharkey family. 


Until We Meet Again . . .


Wake - Sunday 7/1/18 3-9 PM

Christopher Jordan Funeral Home

302 Long Beach Road

Island Park, NY 11558


Funeral - Monday 7/2/18 9AM

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church

75 Parkside Drive

Point Lookout, NY 11569

Entombment Immediately Following

Holy Rood Cemetary

111 Old Country Road

Westbury, NY 11590


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