Byron - Dean E. Sharp, age 61, of Byron, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at his home.
Dean was born in Batavia on October 24, 1959, a son of the late Edward C. Sharp and Eva Grace Starkweather Sharp.
A 1977 graduate of Byron-Bergen Central School, he was a member and deacon at North Bergen Presbyterian Church. Dean was very decorated, well-established and well-respected in the dairy industry winning numerous awards with Semex USA. In 1995, he was named the Outstanding Young Breeder Award, a prestigious honor in the dairy industry. He was a member of the NIOGA Holstein Association, Future Farmers of America, New York Holstein Association and served on the Western Regional Holstein Board. Dean’s life revolved around his family, grandchildren and his cows.
Dean is the husband of Carrie L. Casper Sharp. The two were married on June 10, 1983. He is also survived by his children; Jessica Sharp of Akron, Alicia (Dan) Brumsted of Bergen and Edward Sharp of Byron; grandchildren; Lila Sharp-Robinson and John Brumsted; his brother; Clifford L. (late Karen) Sharp of Byron; his sister; Diane (Stephen) Starowitz of Byron; his mother-in-law; Peggy Casper of Batavia along with several nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his sister, Arlene Sharp.
There are no prior visiting hours. Due to the ongoing pandemic, a private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. However, those wishing may view the funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday via live stream by visiting the following link:
. A public celebration of Dean’s life will be held during the summer. He will be laid to rest in North Byron Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Please consider memorials in Dean’s name to Carrie Sharp so his family may establish a youth dairy scholarship in his memory.