Obituary of Sharon Ann Wiles
Great Barrington, MA - Formerly of the Town of Fallsburg
Ms. Sharon Wiles, a resident of Great Barrington, MA, passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at Mass General Hospital in Boston. She was 73. The daughter of the late Theodore and Shirley Weingrad Wiles, Sharon was born on May 14, 1948 in Denver, CO.
Sharon graduated from Fallsburg Central High School. She went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from The College of Emporia, KS; a Masters in Sociology from Ball State University, IN; and a Bachelors in Nursing from UMASS Amherst, MA. She received numerous academic honors, certificates, and merits. Sharon worked as a nurse (BSN, RN) for multiple skilled facilities in New England.
Sharon lived in Europe and Israel as well and enjoyed taking her daughters to Europe on summer vacation. She enjoyed gardening, water aerobics, traveling, volunteering, camping, Cape Cod, and local cultural events. She was involved with Hadassah, Hevreh, Chabad, Eisner Camp of The Berkshires, and the Berkshire South Community Center. She volunteered with the Mahaiwe Theater, Hancock Shaker Village, Habitat for Humanity, and Sheffield American Legion.
Sharon Wiles is survived by her daughter, Odessa Bates, of Great Barrington, MA; her daughter, Natasha and son-in-law Ryan Anderson, of Northampton, MA; her son, Samuel Bates, of Grand Rapids, MI; former husband, Lawrence Bates, of Turners Falls, MA; grandchildren Lucas and Ziva; and nephew, Joseph Wiles, of Missoula, MT.
She is preceded in death by her father, Theodore Wiles; her mother, Shirley Weingrad; and her brother, Mark Wiles.
A graveside service will be held on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 1:00pm at the Hebrew Congregation of Mountaindale Synagogue Cemetery, Marsh Road in Glen Wild, NY, with Rabbi Nacchum Nathan officiating.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Fairview Hospital, Berkshire Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Garlick Funeral Home of Monticello, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Sharon’s name may be made to the Berkshire South Community Center scholarship fund or the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires.
Funeral arrangements are honorably entrusted to the Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home - Monticello; 845-794-7474 or www.josephngarlickfuneralhome.com.