Thomas Lawrence Sharlow, 58, formerly of Watertown

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Guilderland, NY - Thomas Lawrence Sharlow, 58, formerly of Watertown, died at the Community Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany, NY on April 17, 2014.

Tom as born on March 10, 1956 at Mercy Hospital in Watertown, NY to Charles Sr. and Anne Tolan Sharlow. A graduate of Watertown High School, Jefferson Community College, and Clarkson University, he held a 35-year career with HUD.

Tom married Joan Gibson in 1978; they raised three sons: Tolan Sharlow (Delmar, NY), Patrick Sharlow (Telluride, Colorado), and Martin Sharlow (Binghamton, NY).

In recent years, he volunteered for the Regional Food Bank of North Eastern New York, Habitat for Humanity and the Salvation Army Holiday Dinners in Albany.

Those who knew Tom will remember him for his ease of telling great stories, his compassion for those less fortunate, and his great sense of fun and adventure.

Surviving besides his sons, are four brothers and their wives: Alfred and Toni Sharlow (Pittsfield, MA), Charles Jr. and Christine Sharlow (Chaumont, NY), John and Julie Sharlow (Chaumont, NY), and James and Tamisina Sharlow (Chaumont, NY) as well as a sister and her husband: Rosemary and Peter Soules (Virginia Beach, VA) and sister-in-love: Bonnie Sharlow (Watertown, NY).

He leaves behind his "work family" who provided support and friendship for over 30 years. He is also survived by a scurvy crew of nephews and nieces, great nephews and nieces - many of whom will forever remember the great pirate treasure hunts their Uncle Tom would orchestrate for them every summer in the Chaumont area.

He was predeceased by his mother and father and three brothers: Robert, William, and Michael.

Cremation services were provided by Simple Choices Cremation of Albany. A memorial service will take place this summer in the Chaumont area at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers or donations, the family asks those who knew Tom to spend time volunteering or helping a stranger in need.

Friday, December 19, 2014
, Watertown, NY
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