Sharon (Wineberg) Compton

Sharon Sue (née Compton) Wineberg of Millsboro, DE passed away on January 3, 2018 at the age of 75. Born on October 21, 1942 in Canton, OH to Lewis and Caroline Compton, Sharon grew up in Puxsutawney, PA and was a 1960 graduate of Punxsutawney High School and a 1966 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. A resident of Newark, DE since 1967, Sharon taught English in the Colonial School District for over 25 years. Well-loved and respected by her colleagues, she chaired the English Department at Gunning Bedford Middle School for many years. She also taught English at James H. Groves Adult High School in Newark, from which she derived much satisfaction. An avid reader, she was smart, sensitive, caring, and fun to be with. She will be missed. She is survived by her sons, Matthew and John, his wife, Alexa; daughter, Susan, and her husband, Shane, and one grandson.

A memorial service is being planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to any of the following: Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market St., Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106 or James H. Groves Students, James H. Groves Christina School District , 925 Bear-Corbitt Rd., Bear, DE 19701 or Cheer Center of Georgetown, DE 546 S. Bedford St., Georgetown, DE 19947.
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit on Jan. 13, 2018.

A Snippet from the Punxsutawney High School Yearbook of 1960.