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Donald Ellsworth Sharp
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Birth: Oct. 30, 1896
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 1958

m. Harriet Evelyn Minkel January 1, 1921
Occupation: Chemist

"Hamburg Sun and Erie County Independent", Thursday, April 3, 1958
Donald Sharp Dies; Was Glass Expert
Funeral services are being held this afternoon at 2 from the W. L. Froehley Funeral Home in Lake St. for Dr. Donald E. Sharp, of Maumee, Ohio, a former Hamburg resident, and one of the world's leading glass technicians, who died Saturday. He wa 61. The Rev. Paul B. Hoffman, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Prospect Lawn Cemetery.

Mr. Sharp, who was a co-owner of the old Bailey and Sharp Glass Co. here from 1918 to 1939, was vice-chairman of the technical policy committee of the Libby-Owens Ford Glass Co., Toledo, at the time of his death. Mr. Sharp joined Libby-Owens in 1946 following six years with the Hartford Empire Co., of Hartford, Conn. His Hamburg plant in 1921 made the largest reflective glass telescope lens produced up to that time. Mr. Sharp later worked out the annealing process for the 200-inch Mt. Polamar telescopic lense made at the Corning Glass Works.

In Hamburg, he was a director of the Hamburg Savings and Loan Association from 1927 to 1939 and served on the old Hamburg School Board from 1928 to 1937.

He held his bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin and Carnegie Institute of Technology and his master of science degree from Alfred University. Lafayette College awarded Mr. Sharp his doctorate degree.

Mr. Sharp was a member of the International Institute of Glass, the American Chemical Society, the Society of Testing Materials, the Royal Ceramic Society of England and the German Glass Technological Society. He was a Fellow of the British Society of Glass Technicians.

Last year, Mr. Sharp was honored by the North Western Ohio Section of the American Ceramic Society for his accomplishments in glass research.

Mr. Sharp was a Mason and at the time of his death served as treasurer of the Episcopal Church at Maumee, Ohio.

Paul bearers this afternoon will be Howard W. Klippert, Dr. Alvah L. Lord, Dr. William D. Dugan, Dr. Theodore C. Hoffman and Arthur L. Howe.

Mr. Sharp leaves his wife, the former Harriet Minkel, and a brother, Norman Sharp of Pittsburgh. 
Family links: 
  Frank Everett Sharp (1863 - 1926)
  Carrie Jane Frazee Sharp (1862 - 1939)
  Harriet Evelyn Minkel Sharp (1895 - 1974)
  Kenneth F. Sharp (1891 - 1918)*
  Dorothy May Sharp (1893 - 1972)*
  Donald Ellsworth Sharp (1896 - 1958)
  Norman G.E. Sharp (1901 - 1972)*
*Calculated relationship
Prospect Lawn Cemetery
Erie County
New York, USA
Created by: Dave Lehman
Record added: Sep 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97249625
Donald Ellsworth Sharp
Added by: Edward Toy
Donald Ellsworth Sharp
Added by: Edward Toy
Donald Ellsworth Sharp
Added by: Edward Toy
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