Daniel T. Sharman, age 60, of Corning, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, August 27, 2018. He was born on December 25, 1957 in Cortland, NY, the son of Grant J. and Carol Ann (Nichols) Sharman. He married JoAnne M. Gargano on September 9, 2017 in Lawrenceville.
Daniel was a loving husband, son, father and grandfather, he was adventurous, a lover of life, and all that it had to offer. He became an educator in the Corning Painted Post School District in 1988; he spent the last 12 years of his career teaching at Carder Elementary. Daniel always saw the best in each child and thrived on the students that needed him the most. He was an avid outdoorsman, skier, boater, sailor, climber, and motorcyclist. He also had a love of music which he shared with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, JoAnne of Lawrenceville, daughters and sons-in law, Alisa and Anthony Fleet-Sharman of Corning and Katherine and Robert Gross of Painted Post, mother, Carol Ann Sharman of Corning, brother and sister-in-law, Pete and Katie Sharman of St. Augustine, FL, grandchildren, Landon Fleet-Sharman, Kyra Gross, Bode Gross, Mason Fleet- Sharman, Allyson Fleet-Sharman, and Kyla "May" Gross, and niece, Morgan Sharman. Daniel is also survived by the mother of his daughters, Melanie Veder, JoAnne's daughter and grandson that he lovingly accepted as his own, Jesse and Bobby Gargano, and his canine companion, Lady. He was predeceased by his father, Grant J. Sharman.
Family and friends are invited to call at Phillips Funeral Home, 17 West Pulteney St., Corning, on Friday, August 31, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm and again on Saturday from 9:00 to 11:00 am. A celebration of Daniel’s life will follow there at 11:00 am. Burial will take place at Hope Cemetery Annex.
Please consider in lieu of flowers making donations to the Corning Community Food Pantry, 11715 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Dan was very passionate about the children in our communities growth in both body and mind.