Harold W. Sharier “Sonny”




Harold “Sonny” W. Sharier, 84, another solider was called home to be with his Savior Jesus Jan. 1, after a long battle with lung cancer. Sonny was born in Barberton, Dec. 10,1934. He was the oldest of ten sons and seven daughters to the late Harold and Marguerite Sharier.  Sonny’s beloved home for 51 Years was in Brewster, Ohio. Sonny was also a veteran of the U.S. Army having been stationed in Germany and Korean, he served proudly for God and his country. He enjoyed watching football, basketball and baseball. He has read his bible through four times and was proud of serving our and wished he would had started to follow our Lord when he was young. He was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Canton. Sonny had a hard time with forgiveness, like so many do, but with a lot of prayer, teaching and encouraging him with God’s word, he finally received a forgiving heart. It wasn’t until the very end, but he did it. There is no doubt, he is in heaven rejoicing with our Lord and Savior. Matthew 6:15 “But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” For almost two years, Sonny was under the wonderful care of Crossroads Hospice of NE Ohio. Per his wishes, he passed at home. Family and friends were blessed to have plenty of time to say goodbye. He will be greatly missed by his relatives and friends. Sonny leaves behind daughter Joann (Robert) Brown; his grandchildren Tonya (Mike) Motil, Ryan (Christy) Brown, Christopher Samples, William Brown, Samuel Brown, Thomas Brown and many great grandchildren. His family would like to recognize Sonny’s special friend of over 17 years, Joanie. He was so blessed to have a friend stand by him like she did. Thank you, Joanie and God bless. He will always hold a special place in his families’ heart and will be dearly missed by brothers Dave (Monika), Howard, Chuck (Julie), Robert, Joseph, Paul (Martina) and Forrest Sharier; and sisters, Patty (Duff) Kraft, Mabel (Robert) Blasdell, Sandra (Joe) Shaffer, and Helen (Roger) Alderman and many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly. Other than his parents, Sonny was preceded in death by his precious wife and love of his life, Dottie, his brothers, John and Frank Sharier, sisters Precious Margaret Sharier and Shirley Williams and Vivian Basset. Sonny led many people to our Lord, with the help of a little tract called,” Smile! Somebody Loves You…” This is what he wanted to share with all his family and friends.

The Bible Says: 

Man is sinful and separated from God (Romans 3:23) (Isaiah 59:2)

But because of God’s love (Romans 5:8)

Christ died for our sins (2 Corinthians 5:21)

And if we trust in Him as Saviour (Acts 16:31) (John 1:12)

We will have eternal life (1John 5:11)

Christ wants to fill his place in your life. (Revelation 3:20)

Why not ask Christ to come into your life right now?

Say this simple sample prayer. Dear Lord, I confess that I am a sinner. Please forgive my sins and come into me. Take control of my life and make me the kind of person you want me to be. Thank you for hearing my prayer and for coming into my life as you promised. Amen If you would like to know more of Sonny’s life go to Youtube under “Sharier Family Memory’s with Sonny.” Per Sonny’s wishes, there will be no memorial services. He was cremated, and his remains will be at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery 10175 Rawiga Road, Rittman, OH 44270. In lieu of flowers, donations, Love and talk to your family forgive before it is to late.


  1. Joann Brown on January 8, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    He will be dearly missed by dearly by his Daughter his grandchildren and the great-grandchildren. Their hearts are heavy with the loss of the head of there family. And the treatment we have received. We will always be part of him and he with us. He created this little family. Thank you, God for giving us, my Dad. He will always be loved by us. And will be missed.

  2. Joann Brown on January 5, 2019 at 6:13 am

    He did not want any kind of service. He even stated that.

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