Sharon P. Hermelin

by | Jul 14, 2022 | Obituaries

Norfolk—Sharon P. Hermelin, 70, passed away at home comforted by her devoted husband, Mark, on July 1, 2022, after a long battle with cancer.

Sharon was predeceased by her parents, Stuart and Shirley Peltz, in-laws Al and Bea Hermelin; brother-in-law, Carolyn and T. Hornsby, all of blessed memory.

Sharon graduated from VCU and taught English at Menchville High School in Newport News. After marriage, she assisted in managing the front office of her husband’s dental practice. She had an impressive memory and uncanny ability to remember dates, obscure facts, and to the delight of those she encountered had an unfailing flair of greeting every dental patient by name.

Sharon joined Mark for many travel adventures to Australia, New Zealand, Galapagos Islands, and other exotic ports of call.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 31 years, Dr. Mark J. Hermelin and her sweet shih tzu, Albea, as well as a host of nephews, nieces, and cousins.

The family extends special appreciation to Dr. Tom Alberico, for his longtime compassionate care as well as to her kind caregivers, who made it possible for Sharon to remain in her home throughout her valiant fight.

Sharon lived her life to the fullest with a passion for reading, watching sports, travel, good food, and red wine. When you enjoy a good meal or raise a glass, please think of Sharon!

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4416 Expressway Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23452.

Graveside services were held at Forest Lawn Cemetery officiated by Rabbi Michael E. Panitz. Condolences may be made to the family at