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Wilbur "Dick" C. Sharpsteen

April 29, 1938 - June 20, 2021


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

June 20, 2021



Birth Date:

April 29, 1938

Birth Place:

Sayre, Pennsylvania

Service Information:

Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 9:00 AM at Chemung Cemetery, Chemung, New York


Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from 4 to 7 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York


Chemung Cemetery, Chemung, New York

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Wilbur "Dick" C. Sharpsteen

Wilbur “Dick” C. Sharpsteen, 83, of Waverly passed away on Sunday, June 20, 2021 with his loving family by his side at the Robert Packer Hospital.

He was predeceased by his parents, Wilbur K. and Naomi Frisbie Sharpsteen; his wife of 56 years, Mary Ellen Sharpsteen; and his sisters, Veronica “Nancy” Shaffer, Audrey LaFritz and Grace Miller.

Dick is survived by his children, Gene (Ann) Sharpsteen of Waverly, Pam Sharpsteen of Chemung, Mary Lea Robinson of Chemung, Rich “Dickie” (Vera) Sharpsteen of Waverly and Steve (Kris) Sharpsteen of Waverly; his sisters, Darlene (Russell) Robinson of FL and Beverly (William) Ellison of Halsey Valley; his brother, Gilbert “Bucky” (Cathy) Sharpsteen of Chemung; 13 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Dick was a proud Marine, serving from 1955 – 1958.  After his military service he worked at Dalrymple as an equipment operator and then on to Austin Excavating & Paving.  He owned the Chevron Gas Station in Sayre for many years and went on to own and operate S&B Trucking for many years.  He also owned and operated the 5 Acres Tavern in Waverly.  He was an avid race fan, who owned several race cars and he also raced throughout the Southern Tier.  His life revolved around racing, from planning his work schedule, family events and family vacations around his race schedule.  After his race career, he continued to watch his children, grandchildren and other family members race at various tracks in the area. He also enjoyed horseshoes, golf and playing shuffle board.

A time of calling will be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from 4 to 7 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.  The family would like to invite all would like to attend to a reception at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 immediately following calling hours at the Waverly Barton Fire Department at 94 Williams Donnelly Industrial Parkway, Waverly, NY.   A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 9:00 AM at Chemung Cemetery in Chemung where full military honors will be accorded.  Those who would like to send a message of sympathy to Dick’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From: Connie Frisbie
I’m So Sorry For You’re Lost.  If I Can Do Anything I’m Here For The Family .

From: Karen Belosky
I'm so very sorry for your loss,  Dick was a wonderful man and great friend. Love you all, Karen

From: Kim, keith, kristi & katelyn merrill
We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are prayers are with you.

From: Randy Fisk
Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the entire Sharpsteen family.

From: Stacey Watson
Sending my thoughts and prayers to the Sharpsteen family at this sad time

From: Valerie Hugg
So very sorry to hear this news.  Our family's heartfelt condolences and prayers to the Sharpsteen family.  Bob & Val Hugg

From: Jeff & Deb Northrop
So sorry for your loss Dick was a hell of a guy, enjoyed cars, bowling, and horse shoes for many years

From: Lisa myers
So sorry for your loss have known him since I was little was a great guy. Sure is going to be missed!!!!

From: Jim & Gretchen Langdon
Our deepest condolences to the Sharpsteen family.

From: Deanna and Rob
Ann and family,I am so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers.

From: TerriSue
This truly breaks my heart. Thinking of all of you

From: Barbi Hallett Sloat
Sorry for Your loss to the Sharpsteen Family-Love and Prayers to all!! RIP Dear Friend-Thank-You for Your service!!It was a pleasure to serve Him at the Sayre VA.

From: Debora Talada
RIP Sir, Thank you for your service. 
To the entire family, I'm so sorry for Your lose.
Sending my thoughts & prayers for comforting in you time of sorrow.

From: Jeff Terwilliger
Sorry to hear of Dick's passing, my condolences to the family. RIP 

From: Diane Gray
Gene and Anne so sorry here about your father passing. My sincere sympathy to all the Sharpsteen family

From: VFW Post 1536, Sayre
Please accept our deepest sympathy.

From: Bob & Cheryll Berg
Mary and family, We were so sorry to learn about your father and grandfather's passing. Treasure your memories. May those memories bring smiles and joy to you. God bless, Bob and Cheryll Berg


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