Lionel Agustus Sharlow died July 6, 2010 at his home in Brattleboro. Lionel was born July 27, 1929 in Livermore Falls, ME, son of Delbert & Dora Sharlow. He attended schools in Newfoundland, Canada and Raymondville, NY.
Lionel was married to Evelyn Schafer in 1950 and they had five children, they were later divorced. In 1985 he married Thelma Jacobs Sharlow of Brattleboro, and they were together 25 years until his death.
Lionel worked at a restaurant as a head chef in NY. From the 1970s to 1985 he owned and operated The Colonial House restaurant in Oswego, NY. Upon moving to Brattleboro he worked in the Brattleboro Retreat kitchen until retirement.
Lionel was a member of the Elks Club and the Dummerston Grange and was an avid sports fan and especially of Syracuse ball teams. He loved to play cards and go to bingo. The Saturday night before his death he played a lively game of poker with his stepsons and friends and had a great time.
Lionel leaves his wife Thelma, 3 daughters, Connie Yeardon and husband Alan of Cherry Valley, NY; Kate Legates of Oswego, NY; Deborah Germain and husband Tommy of Oswego and son James of Oswego; Step-children Betty McGinn and partner Dominique of Frederick, MD; Arthur Jacobs and wife Katrina of Brattleboro, Randy Jacobs and wife Biz Dana of Hinsdale, NH and Colleen Jacobs of Brattleboro. Thirteen Grandchildren: Angela, Andrew, Eddie Yeardon; Shannon, Robert, Corey, Stephanie Dryden; Justin Sharlow; Danny, Tressa, Dawn, Jennifer Legates and eleven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a daughter Susan Dryden, four sisters, Constance, Wilma Sharlow, Martha Boucher, Frieda Cutrie, and one brother Delbert Sharlow.
Funeral notice: Calling hours will be Saturday July 10th 9:30-10:30 at St. Michaelâ€™s Catholic Church. Service will be held immediately following calling hours. The committal services will be private at a later date.
Following the service a gathering will be held at the Elks Home. All are welcome.
Any memoriam donations in Lionelâ€™s name please send to Rescue, Inc. in Brattleboro.