Donald Sharar


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Posted Online: Jan. 26, 2013, 11:11 pm
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Donald Sharar, 91, of Silvis, formerly of Moline, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.
Masonic services are 11 a.m. Monday, to be followed by a funeral service, in the Celebration of Life Chapel at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Moline, with visitation 10 to 11 a.m. Burial is at Rock Island National Cemetery, where the Moline American Legion Post No. 246 will present military honors. Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans.
Donald Roy Sharar was born July 25, 1921, in Muscatine, Iowa, the son of Roy Burton and Edith Bierman Sharar. He was a 1939 graduate of Muscatine High School. Many members of his class have continued to meet for lunch several times a year as well as having special anniversary events.
He married Marge Lande in 1940, in Kahoka, Mo., and Dorothy Warner Williams on April 7, 1959, in Monmouth. She died Nov. 7, 2004.
He was an electrician at Alcoa for 35 years, retiring in 1983, and a member of IBEW Local 1379.
He served in the U. S. Army 20th Air Force in the Pacific Theater in World War II, and received the following medals and citations: the Patriot Medallion of Honor and Remembrance which bestows the respect and the honor of the Noncommissioned Officers Association for Service in WWII a Certificate of Recognition from Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, for Service during the Cold War; National Roll of Honor at the Washington, D.C. National Cathedral Memorial Chapel; and was personally presented a Medallion for Participation in the Liberation of the Islands from Japanese occupation by the Lt. Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands. In addition, he received the Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Asiatic Medal with three Battle Stars, American Campaign Medal, a Meritorious Service Medal and a Unit Citation with Oak Leaf Cluster.
He had life membership in Moline VFW Post 2153 and Moline American Legion Post No. 246, was a 50 year member of Moline Lodge No. 1014, AF & AM, and was presented a charter membership in the Society of King Solomon having given noteworthy financial support to the Illinois Masonic Charities Fund and the advancement of the charities it serves.
He is survived by his very special friend and caregiver, Eulalia Garrett, New Windsor; sons, Thomas Sharar, Wapello, Iowa, Donald Sharar, Blue Grass; a daughter, Kristine Gerischer, Cambridge, Md.; and grandchildren; a stepson and his wife, John and Mary Carol Williams, Andalusia, and their daughters, Laura Davis, Kathryn Stahr and Renee Williams, and five step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wives; a son, Roy B. Sharar II; and his only brother, Virgil Sharar.
The family invites you to share stories and condolences and light a candle in Fred's memory at www.TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.












 



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