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Sharon Ann (Wilson) Straub

August 28, 1951 — September 5, 2021



Sharon Ann (Wilson) Straub

Loved to Laugh -

Sharon Ann (Willson) Straub, age 70, of Carlisle, passed away at UPMC Pinnacle West Shore Hospital on Sunday, September 5, 2021. Sharon was born on Tuesday, August 28, 1951, in Stoneboro to the late William J. Wilson and Mary Elizabeth (Erikson) Wilson.

Sharon’s survivors include her husband of 46 years, Lester “Skip” Norwood Straub, Jr.; her children: Ryan Michael Straub of Carlisle, Vanessa LeAnn Chrisemer and husband, Bryan, of Carlisle; her precious grandson: Liam Daniel Chrisemer; her three brothers: Raymond Wilson and wife, Billie Jean, of Melbourne, FL; James Wilson of New York, NY; and Kevin Wilson and wife, Tracy, of Cave Creek, AZ; and several nieces and nephews.

Sharon graduated from Susquenita High School.  She retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in 1979; and from Giant Food Stores, LLC in Carlisle, after many years of service working as a data processor in 2014.  Sharon was a long-time member of Camp Hill Church of God in Camp Hill and was currently attending Turning Point Church of Mechanicsburg.  Sharon loved to travel; and enjoyed going to the beaches in Delaware and Maryland and on day trips to Lancaster. The Great Smoky Mountains were her favorite place to visit.  Sharon enjoyed gathering with friends and family and interacting with friends on social media.  She was the family photographer and snapped many pictures that her family treasures.  Sharon cherished the time that she spent with family; going out to dinner, picnics or just hanging out.  Her grandson, Liam, was her constant companion and the light of her life.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

All are welcome to join Sharon’s family for her virtual gathering of family and friends and service via video chat or telephone on Saturday, October 9, 2021 beginning at 11:00 a.m.; with Reverend George A. Spangler officiating.  Cremation was private.

Contributions in celebration of Sharon’s life can be made to Turning Point Church of Mechanicsburg, P.O. Box 1592, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.

Sharon’s family has entrusted her care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Sharon’s full obituary, view her memorial video and portrait, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign her official guest book by visiting


Virtual Gathering via Video Chat

Family and friends are welcome to join Sharon's family via video chat or telephone on Saturday, October 9, 2021, beginning at approximately 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

We use Zoom for internet video chat and telephone conference calling.  There is no charge for you to participate.  Simply click on the link below or dial the telephone number below to be connected to the event.

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