A memorial service will be held Jan. 29 for former Stamford resident and former assistant city engineer Richard C. Sharp. The service will be at 11 a.m. at Woodbury United Methodist Church, 3 Church St., Woodbury. Sharp, who lived in Stamford 45 years before relocating to Woodbury, died Dec. 17 at his home. He was 88 years old.
He was born Aug. 6, 1922, in Nutley N.J. He served in the Navy in the Pacific theater during World War II. Sharp graduated from Hamilton College in 1947, earning a degree in math and physics. He went on to Cornell University, where he earned a bachelor of civil engineering degree in 1949. Later, he attended New York University, where he obtained a master’s degree in civil engineering in 1958. He worked in engineering firms in New York before being appointed Stamford’s assistant city engineer in 1962. Three years later, he left to form a Norwalk partnership, Albertson, Sharp and Associates. He retired from the firm in 1984. He held engineering licenses in six states and formerly served as president of the Southwestern Connecticut chapter of Connecticut Professional Engineers. Other memberships included Sigma Phi Fraternity, the honorary engineering societies Tau Beta Pi and Chi Epsilon, the Rotary Club, and Hamilton College alumni organizations.
An avid outdoorsman, he also was a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Sharp was a trustee, elder and deacon of Stamford’s First Presbyterian Church. After retiring and moving to Woodbury, he joined the Woodbury United Methodist Church.
He leaves behind his wife of 60 years, Mildred C. Sharp; a son, Robert A. Sharp and his wife, Nancy, of Woodbury; a daughter, Kathryn S. Scruggs and her husband, Gary, of Woodbury; four grandchildren, a brother, a sister and several nieces and nephews. The memorial service will be followed by a reception.
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