Sharon M. Stuck, 66, passed away at home on Sunday (June 27, 2021).
Sharon was born on January 24, 1955 in Dansville to Willis L. and Ruth Stuck. Upon the death of Willis Stuck, her mother remarried to Henry Piwowarczyk, who “adopted” her as if she was his own daughter. She was a 1973 graduate of Belmont Central School and later earned her Licensed Practical Nursing degree from BOCES in Olean.
In 1987, Sharon began her career as an LPN for Jones Memorial Hospital. She later worked for Wellsville Manor Care Center on two occasions for a number of years. She was in charge of dispensing all of the prescriptions for the residents, a responsibility that she accepted with great care. Her career continued with positions at Absolut Care in Houghton, Jan and Bev’s Home Care in Wellsville and a lengthy period of private health care. She retired from nursing in 2017.
Sharon is survived by her daughters, Melanie (Gary) Hutchison of Belmont and Hannah Stuck-Jones of Scio; two sisters, Dawn Branham and Denise (Gerry) Hand, both of South Carolina; one brother, Kim (Chris) Johnson of South Carolina; her grandchildren, Dakota Watson, Amanda (Eddie Hults) Watson, Kiera (Brendan Graves) Hutchison, and Shawn Patrick, all of Belmont; great grandchildren, Nicholas Watson of Scio and Lydia Hults of Belmont; a special aunt, Donna Layman of Scio, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Henry Piwowarczyk and a brother, Willis L. Stuck, Jr.
Sharon was known for her love of crocheting and knitting; making sweaters and blankets of all sizes. She enjoyed sewing clothing from scratch and making quilts. Sharon also made handmade jewelry out of beads and polymer clay and resin. She then sculpted flower pieces and such to make pendants and used beads and wire to make necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. They were very beautiful. She had a love for Native American culture since some of her ancestry was Native American as well.
All of these hobbies allowed her to provide amazing Christmas, birthday and baby gifts to her family and friends. She understood well the value of the gift was not the cost but the love given from a generous heart. That love spilled over to her kindness and affection for animals, particularly her chihuahuas.
Sharon truly loved her family and cherished the times when they were together, whether for holidays or just hanging out.
Friends are invited to call on Saturday (July 10) from 2-4 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Wellsville/Scio. The memorial service will be held on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home immediately following the visitation with Deacon Frank Pasquale of Belmont officiating. Burial in Knights Creek Cemetery in Scio will take place at a time convenient to the family. Online condolences may be offered at www.baker-swan.com.
Memorial contributions in Sharon’s name may be made to Allegany County Cancer Services, 100 South Highland Avenue, Wellsville, NY 14895. © 2021 Baker-Swan Funeral Home.