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Donald William Sharpe

03/18/1964 - 03/03/2022

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Obituary For Donald William Sharpe

Donald William Sharpe, 57, of Estacada OR died Thursday, March 3, 2022 from an auto accident.

A celebration of life will be held Sunday, March 20, 2022, 2:00pm @ Estacada First Baptist Church.

Don was born to Donald and Mitstuko Sharpe March 18, 1964 in ElCentro, CA. He graduated from Olympic HS in Bremerton, WA. In school he fell in love playing the drums, and performed with the Seattle Imperials Drumline and Bugle Corp. He then attended some college at Chaminade University in Honolulu, HA. Don then proudly served in the US Army for 13 years with honors. He later worked in the technology field as an IT Engineer. He met and married the love of his life Jona Law on September 2, 2001 in Maple Valley, WA.

Don had an unforgettable personality. He could light up a room with his infectious smile, animated presence, and huge heart. He had the ability to talk to, and make friends with people anywhere he went. Don had a love for motorcycles, singing Karaoke, watching the Seattle Seahawks play football, taking walks with his beloved wife, and dog Koda. Don loved spending time surrounded by family. Above all he loved being Papa to his grandchildren and many more.

He was preceded in death by his mother; Mitsuko Sharpe, sister; Donna Roche, daughter; Hollie Rasberry. He was survived by his father; Donald Sharpe, wife; Jona Sharpe, daughters; Jaima Pense, and Jessie Shaw, son; Anthony Sharpe, grandchildren; Layne and Jack Ritchey, April and Chance Pense. Niece’s; Aki Sharpe, Yuki Teng, and Nephew; Joshua Roche.

Services

20 Mar

Funeral Service

02:00 PM

Estacada First Baptist Church 29101 SE Eagle Creek Road Estacada,, OR 97023 Get Directions »
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  • 03/21/2022

    Don always had a friendly smile and kind words. He helped with the process we had to be involved in as a person with calm demeanor. I could always look at him and feel somewhat normal because he exuded something special for all our needs. A light hearted comment or smile. I wish I got to know him better in a different circumstance but as grief goes maybe he was suppose to be where we needed him to be. As the saying goes....the good always leave us way too soon and Don was an angel in disguise. Hope your wings are flying free now and may you rest in peace until we all meet again. Louise

  • 03/17/2022

    Our ohana's thoughts and prayers are with Don's family ~ especially his wife Jona in Estacada, their children and grandchildren, his dad in Bremerton, and all of their extended family members, and friends. Gone too soon. I met Don at Fairview Jr. High in 1977. I last saw him in 1982. After decades had passed, we reconnected through Facebook, as we shared many mutual friends. We had hoped that our families would meet each other someday, either for lunch or dinner, or at an Olympic High School class reunion in Bremerton, Washington. Sadly, our families never had that chance to meet in person. Don, I know you are not alone in Heaven. You are there with your mom Mitsuko, sister Donna, and daughter Hollie, who you have mourned for, all of these years since their passing. I know you are all looking upon the friends and family you all left behind, as their Guardian Angels from up above. God, you gained a new angel in Heaven. Please take care of Don. May Don, Mitsuko, Donna, and Hollie all Rest in Peace until they are reunited with loved ones someday. A hui hou kakou my friend. Aloha pumehana, Cindy (Fernandez) & Chuck Reidy and ohana

  • 03/17/2022

    Don you are know to brighten others day and bring a smile to everyone's face. I will always cherish the time I was able to work with you and for knowing you even after you moved on to new places. In my mind you are a 🌈 of joy and happiness ment to shine the brightest. Our love for food will remind me of you always. I loved knowing we could talk about Hawaii and about Schofield and the amazing food the island was k own for. Thank you for letting me do a Hawaiian lunch cookout for work. You Crack me up all the time. You kept my little hand colored cutouts like the Shaka sign and others. You are sitting on a beach with your toes in the sand in paradise now. Much love to you ohana and Mahalo for now. 🤙🍍🍙🍣🍹🏖🌅🌈

  • 03/15/2022

    I worked with Don at XPO and he was an outstanding person! His graciousness, excitement, optimism, friendliness and overall exuberant personality is unmatched... We lost a great one and my heart goes out to all those who loved Don as well. Sincerely, Joe Pardini

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