Sylvia Anne Scharf

Cemetery Record Information

Full Name: Sylvia Anne Scharf


Birth: January 10, 1943
Death: December 12, 2022
Age: 79



Sylvia Anne Scharf, 79, of Pomona, CA, passed on December 12, 2022, due to complications of multiple myeloma.

Sylvia was born in Milwaukee, WI, January 10, 1943, the daughter of Sylvester and Virginia Landreman Scharf.

She graduated from L.P. Goodrich HS, UW-Oshkosh, and Cal Poly with a Master of Urban & Regional Planning. Sylvia was a dedicated alumnus of Cal Poly.

She was a member of the Peace Corps for four years serving in Somalia and Malaysia. She worked in City planning for Orange County, and the cities of Chino and Upland, CA. She was a member of the City of Pomona Planning Commission.

Survivors include her siblings and their spouses: Jeffery (Kathryn) Scharf, Diane Scharf (Guy Billard), and Judith (Michael) Halfman; her nieces and nephews: Kirstin Billard, Holly (Chris) Voll, Nick (Brenda) Halfman, Alex Halfman, Eric (Cara) Halfman, Gregg Scharf, and Ben (Stephanie) Scharf; her great nieces and nephews: Katherine, Zachary, Jacob, Gracie, Ashton, Lucian, Lyla, Corey, Jessica, and Heather.

She is further survived by her California family: Ann O'Reilly and her son, Nick; Kevin (Shelley) O'Reilly and their children Kinzy, Cassady, Artemis, and Liam.

Sylvia had her own style and adventured into everything she did with certain flair and enthusiasm. She had a sophisticated eye for beauty, a well-traveled understanding of cultures and a love for food and dining out, to baking sweet treats and experimenting with recipes from all over the world. Sylvia was talented in the arts of papermaking, beading, painting, and printmaking. She was a good friend to many and was active in her community and neighborhood. Her home always had room for another creature to love. She leaves behind her furry friends: Scoot, Shoo, and Biddy.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Mary Jo, her brother, Thomas, and her paternal and maternal grandparents.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 7, 2023, at Sons of Zebedee Saint John Catholic Church, W5882 Church Road, Byron, WI. Rev. Nathaniel Miniatt is officiating. Family and friends are welcome.