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Robert Sharkey

October 17, 1953 ~ April 18, 2023

Robert Sharkey, 69, of Sebastian peacefully passed away at his home on Tuesday, April 18, 2023. He was born in Mineola, New York, to John and Elizabeth Sharkey, and graduated from Mineola High School. Robert married Barbara on November 9, 1974, at St. Aidan’s Church in Williston Park, New York. Robert and Barbara resided in Stuart, Florida for over twenty years before moving to Sebastian.
Robert started his career as an auto mechanic at Tal’s Auto Station in New York. He went on to pursue a career in Florida working for Hardrives Inc. where he became the supervisor of heavy equipment operations. Lastly, he started a small business, Sharkey’s Lawn and Landscaping Company, where he was the owner/operator for more than thirty years from Broward County to Martin County.
Robert loved living in Florida and enjoyed fishing, boating, scuba diving and water skiing with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; son, Christopher Sharkey and his wife, Helen; grandson, Bobby Sharkey; sister, Susan Kelly; brother, John Sharkey and his wife, Terry; sister-in-law, Darlene Carlstrom; nephew, Matthew Acquavella; brother-in-law, Ed Pupo and his wife, Tracy; niece, Nicole Pupo and nephew, Joseph Pupo.

He is predeceased by his parents John and Elizabeth and brother, Jimmy.
A celebration of life will be held at a future time.

In lieu of flowers, please consider having a tree planted in memory of Robert Sharkey by the Arbor Day Foundation,

Arrangements are under the direction of Millennium Cremation Service. Condolences maybe shared online at


Vicki Cook

April 23, 2023, 12:01 am

My husband and I will forever miss Bob. He was a neighbor and friend for many years, and later our oldest daughter married his son. My other daughter recently shared a story with me. When she was a child, she would wander over to Bob and Barbara’s and have conversations with Bob in the garage. He always had time for her and he always gave her pistachios, which he seemed to have on hand all of the time. A childhood memory for her that he did not even realize at the time. We will miss you our friend.
Kenny and Vicki Cook

Margaret Buschhoff

April 23, 2023, 1:29 am

So sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts are with you all. I still remember the Thanksgiving dinner you shared with me many years ago.

Angela Jones

April 24, 2023, 3:23 pm

Condolence from your the Indian River Sheriff Office family – Captain Rosado-Jones

Louis Lagomarsine

April 25, 2023, 6:03 pm

Heartbreaking and very sad news! Our prayers and deepest sympathy to Barbara and Family.
Robert and I were friends close to 60 years. We visited Bob and Barbara last December 2018. Went out for dinner and we had a wonderful time and we cherished every moment of it. And planning for many more!
You’re forever in our hearts and will be missed always. Love and prayers! LOU and DELIA

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