Obituary of Connor J Sharkey
Sharkey, Connor J, 59 of North Wildwood, passed away peacefully on November 29th, 2018. Connor grew up in New Providence, New Jersey. Son of late Elizabeth O'Connor-Ippolito and Robert E. Sharkey. Connor graduated from Watchung Hills Regional High School and earned his B.S. degree in Business and Marketing from Stockton University. Connor worked in Tourism, Sales and Marketing in the South Jersey and Philadelphia areas. He began his career as the Convention Services Manager at Bally’s Park Place in Atlantic City. Connor also held positions at Morey’s Piers, Six Flags Great Adventure, the Philadelphia Horticultural Society and the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Connor was an avid fisherman and could be seen fishing the waters off Hereford Inlet in his beloved boat "Sharkey's Malarkey". The family joke was his daily viewing of The Weather Channel on mute. A notorious instigator of rival chain texts during major sports games among Philly, NY and Boston family members kept us all connected. Connor was active in many North Wildwood community activities including coaching his daughter's youth sports, serving on the City Planning Board and serving as a volunteer firefighter for the Angelsea Fire Department In addition, Connor enjoyed building sets for the Wildwood Catholic theater productions. Connor will be missed and lovingly remembered by his daughter Danielle Sharkey of Santa Barbara Ca., former wife Ina Sharkey, of North Wildwood, brothers Robert of Delray Beach Fl., Jeff of North Wildwood, sister Beth Hagan of Boston, Ma., nephews Patrick Sharkey, Theo Sharkey, Erich Hagan, Elijah Alarcon and nieces, Emma Neill, Kristen Neill, Krystal Saffold, and Brittany Slipp.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday December 16th, 2018 at 12 PM with a calling time from 10 AM - 12 PM at Ingersoll-Greenwood Funeral Home in North Wildwood. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Clean Ocean Action, 18 Hartshorne Dr. Suite 2, Highlands, NJ 07732 or Angelic Health Hospice Care, 802 Tilton Rd. Suite 100, Northfield, NJ. Condolences can be sent to ingersollgreenwoodfh.com