Sharon Darnieder

Obituary of Sharon B. Darnieder

Sharon Ann Baade Darnieder, of Penfield, NY, passed away on October 8, 2021 at the age of 71 from complications of cancer.  She was predeceased by her parents, Edward A. Baade and Gertrude Anna Friederick Baade, and her brothers, Richard Edward Baade and Neil D. Baade.   She is survived by her loving husband and best friend, Robert Joseph Darnieder, and her beloved children Matthew J. Darnieder, Emily E. Sawyer, beloved son-in-law, Derek M. Sawyer, her precious grandson, Ethan.  There are not enough words to describe her gratitude and love for Matthew, Emily, and Derek for their care during her illness. She is further survived by children,  Dr. Laura M. Darnieder, Ph.D, (Martina), and Jay D. Hunter (Katie), as well as countless nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives in both the Friederick and Baade families.

Sharon would like her close friends, Sharon, Carol, Donna T. and Lindsey to know how much she valued their friendship, concern, and support throughout many years.  A true friend is worth their weight in gold.   Sharon would like to be remembered for the love she had for her husband and children, her love of books, history, education, and her enjoyment of cooking and baking for family and friends.  

Sharon was born April 10, 1950 at St. Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  She was a graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas School (1964), St. John Cathedral High School (1968), and Marquette University (1972), all in Milwaukee. She was proud of her BA Degree in Journalism (and double major in history) from Marquette, and her work with The Milwaukee Journal, first as a college intern in The Women's Department, and as a part-time reporter for the Ask the Journal consumer column and briefly, The Home Section.  She and her husband moved to Rochester, NY in 1973 when he was hired as an electrical engineer with Eastman Kodak.  In 1984, Sharon graduated with an MS in Education/Reading Teacher from the State University NY (SUNY) Brockport.  It was one of her biggest regrets that she was unable to fully use her Masters in Education due to family responsibilities and job moves. The family lived in Rochester until 1989 when job cuts at Kodak caused them to move to Milwaukee. In 1996 they returned to Rochester, NY, again because of her husband's job.

Sharon and her family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the Pluta Breast Cancer Clinic, her oncologist and cancer team, and all the nurses and staff in infusion and radiation.  She would not have been able to courageously battle her breast cancer for the time she did without their help and support in so many ways.

There will be no calling hours at her request and the service and internment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Pluta Breast Cancer Clinic, Rochester, NY; Catholic Family Center, Rochester, NY; a homeless shelter; a program that provides food for the needy; or Lollypop Farm, Victor, NY, a shelter for homeless animals.



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