Rob Sharik

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The Editor's Notebook
Marine News
Ship of the Month No. 147 Quebec
Rob Sharik
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It is with great regret that we report the death at St. Catharines, Ontario, in his 23rd year, of Robert Michael Sharik. His passing, on June 11, 1986, was sudden, the result of an aneurysm.

Rob Sharik was born in St. Catharines and lived there all his life. He was educated in Prince Philip, Dalewood and Governor Simcoe Schools, and at the time of his death was in his final year at Brock University, from which he would have graduated this year in Political Science. A long-time ship fan and member of the Toronto Marine Historical Society, he developed his marine interest at an early age. Since he was thirteen, he could be seen riding his bicycle to the Welland Canal in order to observe and photograph the ships there. He would often take his bicycle aboard the CHICAGO TRIBUNE and ride through the canal on board her.

A memorial mass was said at St. Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, St. Catharines, on June 17th, with many friends, relatives, and T. M. H. S. members in attendance. There was a cremation, with interment in the family plot in Victoria Lawn Cemetery, St. Catharines.

To Rob's family and friends, we express our deepest sympathy. May he rest in Peace.

Ed. Note: Our thanks to Capt. John Leonard for providing the above information for the benefit of our readers.



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