Stephen Sharnick – A Memorable Lifelong Sports and Political Aficionado
Stephen Sharnick was a dedicated husband and father. Additionally, he enjoyed sports watching and political debate – graduating from St. Joseph High School before going on to Fairfield University where he studied Irish History and English literature.
He had an intense passion for Ireland, spending most of his summer vacation there. A walking encyclopedia of Irish politics, he could often be found savoring an authentic pub experience complete with live traditional Irish music and enjoying a quality Guinness.
Early Life and Education
Steve Sharnick hails from Stratford, CT where he attended St. Joseph High School before going on to Fairfield University where he studied political science, Irish history, and English literature – most recently working as a researcher for Save the Children.
He leaves behind his beloved wife Michelle (Faber) Sharnick and their young son Finn. In addition, Stephen leaves behind his parents Stephen and Maureen Sharnick, his siblings Bridget and Caitlin as well as grandmother Bridget O’Donnell as well as numerous aunts and uncles like Leslie Pressley, Paul Levay, Mary Donnarumma and Shawn Faber as well as many beloved cousins.
He became an icon in Newtown after making the Connecticut Select team at age 12. He stayed with football because it allows for tactical thinking on the field and its physicality made for an engaging experience.
Stephen Sharnick passed away peacefully at his home in Stratford, Connecticut on June 25th 2022 with no known health conditions and the cause of his death being unknown at this time. A graduate of St Joseph High School and Fairfield University where he studied political science, Irish history, English literature and Save the Children research projects as a researcher; additionally serving Save the Children as an avid supporter while being an incredible devoted father who was passionate about both New York Rangers football as well as music!
Records obtained through ZoomInfo indicate that Sharnick has been associated with four separate businesses during his ten year career. Most recently he worked at Point72 in Connecticut where he managed the research team for individual philanthropy segmentation group.
Achievement and Honors
He not only loved golf but was an active supporter of several local organizations such as Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County and Irish Dance Teacher’s Association of North America. But what brought him great pleasure was spending time with his family: Kathleen Sharnick, Kaela Milewski and Gillian Carpentier being his nieces while Stephen Sharnick and Brian Sharnick being his nephews.
Graduate of St. Joseph High School and Fairfield University where he played three years of varsity basketball – earning All-Conference and All-State honors during 2015. Now playing on Molloy College women’s lacrosse team alongside twin sister Caitlin Sharnick; Stephen is his son from Newtown while Maureen Sharnick of Molloy College also participates. In 2022 he was honored to become an inaugural member of Phi Beta Kappa society, an academic honor society for undergraduate higher education honor society for undergraduate higher education honor society for undergraduate higher education honor society Phi Beta Kappa society; it recognizes academic achievements from undergraduate higher education students.
Stephen was an enthusiastic New York Rangers fan who loved Metallica music. Stephen was passionate about politics as well, canvassing with Michelle Sanders for Bernie Sanders in 2020 as one of his fondest memories. Additionally, Stephen was an expert in all things Irish having spent many summers living in Clohanmore County Clare; nothing brought him more pleasure than sipping an authentic Irish pub’s Guinness while listening to traditional Irish tunes!
Finn was his sole responsibility, yet he found joy in spending his days being an exceptional father and husband. He leaves many loved ones behind in Ireland who will miss his presence deeply. He will be sorely missed by all.
Stephen Sharnick reportedly boasts an estimated net worth estimated to be significant. As a researcher for Save the Children – an international humanitarian organization – his passion was evident and was held in high regard amongst his co-workers. He was instrumental in leading research initiatives that informed fundraising outreach strategies for high-net-worth donors and others. A passionate fan of New York Rangers and Metallica music, he passed away peacefully at home on June 25, 2022. Michelle (Faber) Sharnick and their son Finn remain grievously shocked over his sudden and untimely passing, as do Stephen and Dr Maureen Sharnick as well as sister Ailish O’Donnell and brother Connor O’Donnell from Ireland as well as William and Marilyn Faber and many beloved cousins from across America and elsewhere. His death is an unexpected loss.