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Br. William A. Sharp

Dec. 9, 1917 - Aug. 24, 1939

Br. William A. Sharp, CSV, died Aug. 24, 1939 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Joliet, IL, less than one year after professing his final vows as a Viatorian. He was 21.

Br. Sharp was a native of Chicago. He was born Dec. 9, 1917 and baptized Dec. 23, 1917 at St. Jerome Church on Chicago’s north side.

He entered the Viatorian novitiate Aug. 28, 1938 and professed his first vows on Sept. 7, 1938.

Br. Sharp was hospitalized at the end of that year on Dec. 3, 1938.  While he was in danger of death, he made his perpetual vows on Dec. 16, 1938.

He died Aug. 24, 1939 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Joliet, IL and was buried in the Viatorian plot at Maternity BVM Cemetery in Bourbonnais, IL.