Sharon Ann Awdakimow, 70, of Hazleton, passed away early Sunday morning, August 16, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest in Allentown, following a sudden illness.
Born in Hazleton, January 12, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Anna (Bloesing) Bianco and spent her whole life in the Hazleton area.
Sharon was a 1967 graduate of Hazleton Area High School. She attended Luzerne County Community College, received her BS in Education from East Stroudsburg University and her MA in education from Bloomsburg University. She was employed as an Elementary School Teacher for the Tamaqua Area School District for 34 years. She was a member of Faith United Church of Christ, Hazleton. Sharon was always an animal lover, she owned three horses and seven dogs, many of which were rescues. She was an avid reader, enjoyed horseback riding and swimming with her sister.
Surviving are her loving and devoted husband, Anthony J. Awdakimow to whom she was married on December 22, 1984, in Hazleton; one sister Arlene Bartol and her husband Joseph, Hazleton; in-laws and many nieces and nephews.
Her Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 22, 2020, at 11 am from Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., (East), 669 W. Butler Drive, Drums, with Rev. Dr. Jane Hess officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of the service.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hazleton Animal Shelter, PO Box 481, Hazleton, PA 18201 or to Faith United Church of Christ, 21 Faith Dr, Hazleton, PA 18202. Online condolences can be entered and more information is available at www.harmanfuneral.com
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Hazleton Animal Shelter
PO BOX 481, Hazleton PA 18201
Faith United Church of Christ
21 Faith Drive, Hazleton PA 18201