Sharon Lisa Gaber (nee Brind), May 10, 1973 to August 5, 2023. Sharon was born in High Wycombe, United Kingdom and moved with her family to the United States in January of 1977.
She lived her youth in New Hampshire and graduated Mount St. Mary High School in 1991. Sharon then attended Syracuse University and graduated with her Bachelors Degree in 1995. She went on to receive her Masters Degree in Art History at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. After graduating Sharon stayed in the City and made it her home for the next 20 plus years.
Sharon loved nature and spent her free time hiking, biking, running, and bird watching (she especially loved owls), and she needed no excuse to get outside! The fine arts were her life-long passion and she enjoyed the museums and relished the cultural diversity of the big City. Her friends were always a huge part of her life, as well as a few very special felines.
Sharon was also passionate about the environment, saving energy and generally making the world a better place in which to live. She was the Managing Director of the North American Passive House Network in New York City, a company devoted to reducing our carbon footprint and making buildings more energetically efficient.
Sharon was vibrant, energetic, driven and fun loving, easy to love and quick to laugh, bold, beautiful and full of life! In the midst of completing a timely divorce from her spouse of over a decade, she had many exciting plans for the future, and at fifty years old was a dynamo, ready for the next fifty. She was a wonderful daughter and sister, a loyal friend, and a beautiful, loving soul of great empathy and compassion.
She began her battle with cancer in 2017. For six years Sharon fought bravely, and was always optimistic and proactive, steadfastly believing until the very end that she would conquer the disease and be truly healthy again.
Sharon is dearly loved by the many souls who's lives she touched but especially by her family. She is sorely missed. We love you so much Sharon, may you rest at true peace, held always in love and light.
A celebration of Sharon's life will be held at a future date in New York City.
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