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Sharyn Rose Nesnow

November 8, 1945 - January 23, 2021

Sharyn Rose Nesnow, age 75, of Elkton, MD, passed away peacefully at her residence on Saturday, January 23, 2021 after a long battle with PEComa cancer.

Born in Gloversville, NY on November 8, 1945, she was a daughter of the late John and Mildred (Swears) Allcock.

Sharyn received her BA in English from St. Lawrence University. She made her career as a realtor and retired after 36 years from Patterson Schwartz Real Estate in Newark. Active in her community, Sharyn volunteered at Upper Bay Counseling & Support Services as a member of the Board of Directors and at Community Mediation Upper Shore where she trained volunteers on mediation, performed mediations and also served on the Board of Directors. She was a member of the League of Women Voters and the Red Hat Society and was a garden tour guide at Winterthur Museum.

Sharyn was full of life, generous and very active. She enjoyed horseback riding, tennis, windsurfing, playing bridge, reading, attending plays and musicals, listening to music and singing. Sharyn was adventurous and loved new experiences. She traveled across 6 continents and loved spending time at the beach. She often entertained and enjoyed time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Sharyn will be remembered for her zest for life and her remarkable ability to bring people together.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Claudia Goodfellow and Janice Grunenthal. Sharyn leaves behind her loving husband of 51 years, Michael L. Nesnow; sons, Geoffrey Nesnow (Ilka) and David Nesnow (Lori); and grandchildren, Owen, Evan, and Adelaide Nesnow.

A memorial service celebrating Sharyn’s life will be announced at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Mediation Upper Shore by visiting cmusmediation.org/donate or Upper Bay Counseling and Support Services by visiting upperbay.org/make-a-difference.

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  • Sharyn was such a wonderful friend and neighbor. She was there for you when she knew you needed help. She got me through a time I suffered from a severe bout of depression. I will miss her so much, but I have such wonderful memories of our fun together! Love you, Sharyn!

  • Sharyn was truly a Special individual with a gift to bring people together. I am grateful for all the friends that she shared with me. You always knew that there would be laughter and fun when you were with her. She is much loved and will missed by all💞!

  • I am deeply saddened by Sharon’s passing. The beautifully written obituary captured her essence and why she was a joy to know And have the privilege of calling a longtime friend!!! My blessings to the family!!

  • I had the pleasure of working with Sharyn for many years at Community Mediation Upper Shore, where she served tirelessly as both a volunteer mediator and Board member. Sharyn was always upbeat and enthusiastic, and never more so than when talking about her family. May her memory be a blessing to her family and friends.

  • Sharyn was an amazing woman whom I’ve always looked up to and admired. I’m so sorry for your loss and know that she will be missed in many ways. With love and care, Barb

  • Dear Michael,
    Geoff and David,
    I was so sorry to hear of Sharyn’s death. I keep remembering her as a bride. She was so pretty. And it seems like yesterday. It’s just so hard to believe. She was a great sister-in-law and a great aunt to my kids. I’ll miss you, Sharyn.
    Dolores

  • Sharyn and I were friends at St. Lawrence University and travelled in Europe in 1967 shortly after our graduations. What an adventurous time we had! She taught me many tricks on how to travel and explore safely and, of course, have fun! Having just learned of her passing. Michael and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Interesting that thoughts of Sharyn just now bubbled up such that I went to look for her!