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Vivian Kopel Sharkey

Quebec, Canada
Death 5 Mar 2010 (aged 96)
Burial Ferndale, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 49449800 · View Source
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Vivian Kopel Sharkey died Friday, March 5, 2010 in Tucson, Arizona. She was 96.

She was born in Montreal and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Detroit, Michigan. A graduate of Wayne State University, she married Bernard Sharkey in 1939 and they had three children, Joel, Philip and Hannah.

She taught in Detroit inner-city schools her entire career, retiring in 1976. After the death of her husband, she moved to Tucson, AZ, in 1978, near her daughter and her family. She was very active in her religious community. Her many years of service were recognized when she was named a Life Trustee of the Congregation.

She leaves behind a large community of family and friends for whom she became a role model, helper, teacher, friend and mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.

Funeral Services will be held at the Ira Kaufman Chapel in Southfield, Michigan, on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be in Machpelah Cemetery, Ferndale, Michigan.

Contributions may be made to Congregation Anshei Israel, Adult Education, 5550 East Fifth Street, Tucson, AZ 85711

Published in the Tucson Newspapers on March 9, 2010




  • Created by: Barb
  • Added: 9 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49449800
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Vivian Kopel Sharkey (23 Feb 1914–5 Mar 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49449800, citing Machpelah Cemetery, Ferndale, Oakland County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Barb (contributor 46936813) .