More beautiful words about Bob Sharples

Robert (Bob) Sharples z”l
As we are about to celebrate Thanksgiving, it is with deep sadness that I share the news of the passing of Robert Sharples, z”l, beloved husband of Madeline, father of Benjamin (Marissa) Sharples, and Paul z’l, and Eric z’l. Bob and Madeline have been members of our community since the early days of CTJ in Manhattan Beach, and are cherished friends of many.
Bob was a true renaissance man; an exceptional aerospace engineer and project manager at Northrup Gruman (TRW) for decades, an avid traveler and student of life.  He filled his 83 years with accomplishment, beauty, charm, and worthy achievement.  He expressed courage and faith in facing confounding illness over the past year, and seemed to be on the path to a full recovery and a return to his active life. Bob was an engaging and sincere conversationalist, and he brought wisdom and a smile to all encounters.  He will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and colleagues. His life has been a blessing to all who knew and loved him.
A memorial service to honor Bob’s life will take place on ZOOM on this coming Sunday, November 29 at 11:30 am Pacific Time.
Meeting ID: 847 0764 2823
Passcode: 907811
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Sharples family. as we say, “Hamakom yenachem etchem… may you be comforted by the amazing memories you have of this incredible life we were blessed to know.”
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Madeline Sharples


  1. Marc Lee Raphael says

    First I found you and now this. So sorry to hear about the death of your husband.
    Marc Lee Raphael
    Cousin of Carl Kress
    Son of Zelda Kress’s brother

    • Madeline Sharples says

      Hello Marc, thank you for finding me. It’s a small world. I remember your dad very well. I’m sorry it’s at such bad time for me. Hope all is well with you.

  2. Marc Lee Raphael says

    I am ordering PAPA’S SHOES today.

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