Sharon Sohn Treloar, 81, voracious reader who enjoyed the arts

Sharon Sohn Treloar
Sharon Sohn Treloar

Sharon Sohn Treloar, 81, of Virginia Beach, passed away peacefully Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis.

Born May 17, 1938, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Marjorie Sohn. Her family moved to Succasunna, New Jersey, when she was 7. Sharon graduated from Roxbury High School in Succasunna, New Jersey, in 1956. She attended the Tobé–Coburn School for Fashion Careers in New York City, completing their two-year fashion program in 1958. She then worked at Saks Fifth Avenue and as a stylist for a fashion photographer. She loved living in New York City, attending Broadway shows, museums and the opera.

Sharon later married and lived in Kenvil, New Jersey. She was a member of the Roxbury Garden Club, the First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna, and was a Brownie leader. She was also an assistant buyer at Epstein’s and worked at Roots Clothiers in Morristown, New Jersey.

Sharon went back to school in her late 30s and obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Montclair State University in 1978. After working at Horizon Bank and Frigidaire, she moved to Virginia Beach for her retirement years. She was a voracious reader and enjoyed the arts, especially theater.

Sharon is survived by her two daughters, Leslie Treloar of Chester, New Jersey, and Michele O’Halloran, and her husband, Bob, of Succasunna, New Jersey; and granddaughter, Amy O’Halloran. She was preceded in death by her sister, Jennifer Appleby; and granddaughter, Megan O’Halloran; sister, Dr. M. Elspeth Goodin of Milford, Pennsylvania; former spouse, Charlie Treloar of Kenvil, New Jersey; and several nieces and a nephew.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Eastern Shore Chapel, Virginia Beach. A memorial service will also be held at First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna, New Jersey, in the coming weeks.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either Eastern Shore Chapel, c/o Pastoral Care Ministries, 2020 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23454; or First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna, 99 Main St., Succasunna, NJ 07876.

Share online condolences with the family at Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory.

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