Mary Sharkey Berbes
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Mary Sharkey Berbes
  • March 5, 1925 - December 14, 2016
  • Harrisonburg, Virginia

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Mary Sharkey Berbes, 91, of Harrisonburg passed away on December 14, 2016.

She was born on March 5, 1925, in Harrisburg, PA and was the daughter of the late Stanley and Helen Haritos Sharkey.

Mary graduated from Westminster High School and Strayer Business College. She was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church in Charlottesville and the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She loved her family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

On September 8, 1946 she married Gus William Berbes, who preceded her in death on February 8, 2006.

She is survived by a son, William Charles "Chuck" Berbes and "daughter"-in-law, Rosetta of Mt. Crawford; five grandchildren, Michael G. Berbes, and wife, Mary Lee, Brigette P. Berbes, Lynette Lane, Robin Donald and Renee Lewis; seven great-grandchildren, Garrett Berbes, Madelyn Berbes, Mary Taylor Berbes, Amber Clem, Breanna Golder, Hailey Donald and Kindal Donald; and two great-great-grandchildren, Emma Clem and Jonathan Golder. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

The family will receive friends 6-8:00 pm, Monday, December 19, 2016 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

A funeral service will be held 1:00 pm, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at the Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Fr. Panagioti Robert Hanley officiating. Burial will be at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA, P. O. Box 413, Harrisonburg, VA 22803.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.