Sharon M. McCormick, 76, Tylerville

TYLERVILLE —  Sharon M. McCormick left this world on Oct. 5, 2021, at the age of 76, at home surrounded by her loving family.

Sharon was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend. Her battle with serious medical issues in recent years showed her courage in facing life challenges with a smile. Despite the pain, Sharon came out a hero and stayed strong until the end.

Born Aug. 4, 1945, in Watertown, a daughter of Irene and George Phinney, she attended Watertown and Copenhagen schools. She received an Associates degree in Business Administration from Jefferson Community College.

On Oct. 19, 1963, she married her best friend and love of her life Gerald McCormick.

Sharon retired from Jefferson County Department of Social Services. She worked for Dr. George and Dr. Gianfagna for several years and at the House of the Good Samaritan. In addition, she was one of the top sales representatives for Friendly Home Parties (Ideal Gifts) and Kimberly Jewels.

The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Sharon. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Her pleasant personality was contagious to everyone she met. She welcomed everyone and considered everyone family.

She enjoyed walks on the farm, camping with family, rides through the mountains and traveling to faraway places.

She was an avid bowler and enjoyed crocheting blankets for her loved ones.

Sharon is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Gerald L. McCormick. She is also survived by four wonderful daughters, Carol Goutremout, Sherry Smith (Ron), Jenny S. Martinez (Anthony), and Jari-Lynn Tolan (Scott); four cherished grandchildren, Kate Goutremout, Anthony Smith, Sara Goutremout and Haley Cruise (James); and a precious great-granddaughter, Arianna Doldo. She is also survived by a sister, Linda New (Bob); a brother, John Phinney (Willene); and many beloved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Irene Phinney; her father, George Phinney; her stepfather, Mel Fyles; a brother, George Phinney; a sister by choice Laura Sweet; nieces, Barbara, Cheryl, and Lori; nephews, Brian and Mark; and a great-great nephew, Trip; and a great- great-niece, Alexandra.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at the Life Church of the Nazarene, 535 Thompson Blvd., Watertown, with the funeral services immediately following at 4 p.m.

Online condolences may be shared at www.clevelandfhinc.com.