Rose Sharon Dohany was born during a heatwave in Detroit on July 12, 1936 to Rose Kathleen (Moloney) and Walter James Dohany. She shared a very happy childhood with brother W. James and sister Mary Patricia (Helms). Sharon died on October 10, 2020. She leaves behind sister Pat (Mary Patricia Helms), brother-in-law Paul Helms and sister-in-law Marilyn Dohany. "Aunt Sharry" really enjoyed nieces and nephews Kevin, Jill, Suzy, Heidi, Julie, and Paul with whom she shared many fun filled adventures. Sharon spent 43 wonderful years with her now late spouse, Kit E Johnson. Their common interests included family, friends, University of Michigan events, tennis games, nature's wonders, fishing off their pontoon boat and diverse musical performances. Sharon and Kit were both able to cherish a long friendship with close and ever-ready friend, Diane Ross. Sharon attended Greenfield Schools, then graduated from Dearborn High School. Next she earned a degree in English from Marygrove College. She earned two Masters, one in Psychology in Secondary Education, one in Library Science, both from the University of Michigan (Go Blue). She spent 34 years teaching junior high-10 years as English teacher, 24 years as Librarian-Media Specialist. Sharon was also involved in the following: Human Relations Committee, Remedial Reading teacher, Institute day Speaker, Sponsor for Teachers of Tomorrow, chapter chairperson for Detroit Education Association, Supervising teacher for Wayne State, Michigan State, Western University and Mercy College. Sharon also judged writing contests for Veterans of Foreign Wars and Detroit News Creative writing and won Ruddiman Junior High Favorite Teacher award sponsored by the Detroit News. She also sponsored numerous Creative Writing winners in many contests. Sharon loved teaching "her kids", her students. She worked extensively with minority students, especially regarding Language Arts, Literature, and on her own time, catechism. Later Sharon served as librarian-media specialist, having the opportunity to design a new facility before getting it up and running, then retiring in 1993. She and Kit then enjoyed many years on the lake, boating and fishing and entertaining friends. Reading, writing and traveling played a big role in Sharon's life as did many of the fun-filled family events she cherished. After Kit's sudden death, Sharon cultivated many friends at Glacier Hills retirement facility in Ann Arbor. Cremation has taken place. Donations may benefit the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit. At a later time, a celebration of her life, with its strong sense of family, faith, and friends, will be held.
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