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Sharon (Samuels) Whitbeck

1939 ~ 2020 (age 81)


Sharon Samuels Levine Whitbeck, 81, formerly of Endwell, passed away suddenly on December 21, 2020. Sharon had been a resident of Vestal Park Nursing Home for the past five years. Sharon was born in Binghamton, NY. She was the daughter of the late Ethel and Harry Samuels. She was the younger sister of Lawrence Samuels, who survives her, and the older sister of the late David Samuels. Sharon was a graduate of Binghamton Central High School and of Broome Community College.  She was a dental hygienist until meeting and marrying Carl Levine in 1960. They had four daughters together. Sharon and Carl divorced in 1972. Sharon married Walter Whitbeck in 1975. Walter passed away in 2003. Sharon loved being a mother and grandmother. She was not an overbearing or overly interfering mother. Her daughters knew how much she cared for them. Sharon showed her love in all that she did for them. Sharon loved to bake and cook for her family. Sharon's greatest joy was her grandchildren. Her local grandchildren, Elana, Jacob and Hannah, were fortunate enough to be cared for daily by their Gammie. She showered them with her love and her baked goods!  Sharon's other grandchildren, David, Rina, Leah and Aaron, while separated by miles, were never far from her heart. She is survived by her daughters, Hollie Levine (Brendan Byrnes); Debra Levine Harosh; Natalie Shatkin (Marc); and Rochelle Levine Klieger. She is also survived by her grandchildren and her brother, Larry.  Sharon is also survived by her dearest friends, Sandy Shapiro and Barbara Fender. We will miss looking into her beautiful blue eyes. Funeral services will be private due to COVID-19 restrictions. The services will be live-streamed for those who wish to attend. For more information on the services or the ZOOM shiva, please contact Temple Concord.  Donations in memory of Sharon can be made to Temple Concord or to www.memorymakerproject.org. Arrangements by Bednarsky Funeral Home, Inc. 


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