Sharon Ann Hartsock Wilson passed away gracefully and boldly on October 20, 2023 at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Sharon was born on August 3, 1952 in Frederick, Maryland to Shirley and Austin Hartsock.
Sharon attended the Maryland School for the Deaf, Gallaudet University, and the Helen Keller School for the Deaf and Blind where she excelled in everything she put her mind to. She was proud to be from Frederick and lived there for most of her life.
She faced many roadblocks with grace during her time on Earth. In her earlier years, she enjoyed working with children at the Maryland School for the Deaf as a Room Parent and was an artist who enjoyed drawing, painting, and wood burning. As her vision progressively got worse at too young of an age, she found joy in researching things that mattered to her most and sharing that knowledge with others, bantering over politics, cheering for the Dallas Cowboys, playing cards with her grandchildren and teaching them card tricks, teaching others sign language, and spending time with family.
She tackled stage 4 cancer with courage and resilience. Sharon taught her family the meaning of perseverance through adversity; living selflessly and altruistically; how to treat others with empathy and respect, especially for those who are disabled; and the importance of positivity and laughter.
She is survived by her daughters Sandra Applebee of Brunswick, MD (husband Tim); Susan Floyd of Alvarado, TX (husband Tony), and sister Barbara Lowe of Frederick (husband Dave), her brothers Ronnie Hartsock of Delaware, and Austin (Sockie) Hartsock of Frederick (wife Terri). She leaves behind beloved grandchildren Madeline Wagerman, Ethan Floyd, Anna Kolb and Keegan Floyd that she was very proud of.
She also leaves nieces and nephews that she loved dearly and long-time friends that she enjoyed keeping in touch with.
She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Stauffer Funeral Homes in Frederick is handling her cremation but there will be no funeral service upon her request. Instead, the family would like to host a memorial gathering on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 from 6-8PM at Brunswick Crossing Clubhouse, 1000 Potomac View Parkway, Brunswick,MD, 21716.