James Daniel Sharp, 50, of Voluntown, formerly of Groton, passed away on Monday June 9, 2014, at the W. W. Backus Hospital in Norwich.
Jim was born on August 7, 1963 in New London the son of Shirley (Marsh) Sharp of Stonington, formerly of Groton, and the late Robert M. Sharp.
He was also the grandson of the late Clarence and Mildred (McMullen) Sharp. Mr. Sharp was a former Mayor of the City of Groton and the founder of the Whaling City Dredge & Dock Company in Groton.
Jim graduated from Fitch High School and went to work with his father at the family owned Marine Construction Company in Groton.
Besides his mother, Jim is survived by his four children, his faithful and loving daughter Jacquelyn Danielle Sharp of Boston, Samantha Rae Sharp, Jacob Bryan Sharp and Johnathan James Sharp all of Preston.
He is also survived by his three sisters Margaret & Lindsay Marcom and their children Jason Marcom & Keith and Allison (Marcom) Baker all of California, Cynthia Puhlick of Lisbon and her children Joshua & Corrie Puhlick of Maine, Justin & Kristy Puhlick of Massachusetts, Peter & Stacie (Parillo) Reinhard of Rhode Island, and David Reinhard of Connecticut, Pamela & Honorable Steven Spellman of Noank and their children Robert Keane Spellman also of Noank and Kelly Rae Spellman of Cork, Ireland.
Jim had also been predeceased by his brother- in- law Paul Puhlick.
Byles-Groton Memorial Home, 310 Thames St., is assisting with private graveside services to be held in the Colonel Ledyard Cemetery in Groton.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory be directed to the Charity of the Donors choice or to SCADD, Inc. 37 Camp Moween Rd., Lebanon, CT 06249
Jim’s family requests that in his memory please remember to take it ‘One Day at a Time.'