September 26, 2006
Doris E. Sharbaugh, age 88, resident of Clifton Park, NY, passed away on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY. She was born on August 23, 1918 in Willard, Ohio, to the late Willis and Pearl (Fritz) Eitle. She grew up in Willard, Ohio then moved to Providence, Rhode Island following her marriage to Dr. Amandus H. Sharbaugh II. The couple then moved to New York. She was a graduate of Willard High School, then furthered her education receiving a CPA degree from Oberlin College. During World War II, she was an accountant for the building of Allied Air Bases in Greenland and Iceland for convoy protection. She also developed a day care nursery in Scotia, NY, using modern psychological techinques. She volunteered for many years on the psychiatric ward of the VA Hospital in Albany, NY. She was the author of the book ‘How to use Biblical Love in Human Relationships’ written in 1990. In her book, she used her study of abnormal psychology to explain the advantages of discipling children in a loving manner in which Jesus was disciplined. She was a long term member of the Octavo Singers of Schenectady, NY. She was a loving Mother and grandmother, who enjoyed decorating her lovely home .
She is survived by her two sons, Dr. Amandus H. Sharbaugh III of Erving, MA and Dr. Durell Dean Sharbaugh of Fresno, CA; six grandchildren, Jennifer Rosenberg of Erving, MA, Erika DiRenzo of Lebanon, NH, Dale Sharbaugh of Greenfield, MA, Timothy Sharbaugh of Burlington, Vermont, D.J. Sharbaugh of San Francisco, CA and Sarah Sharbaugh of San Francisco, CA; three great grandchildren, including Gracie Mae Rosenberg, Will Rosenberg and Isabella DiRenzo; and one brother, Lowell Eitle of Ohio.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Amandus H. Sharbaugh II on August 15, 1994; her parents; and one brother, Durrell ‘D.J.’ Eitle.
There will be no services observed. A private burial will be held at a later date at Maple Grove Cemetery, New Haven, Ohio. Memorial expressions may be made to National Alliance for Mentally III (NAMI), 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhome.com