Sharan Louise Michelfelder


Sharan Louise Michelfelder, 67, of Hermance Rd, Galway, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, January 12, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam, following a long, hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born in Saratoga Springs, NY on December 25, 1949, she was the daughter of Kenwood and Lillian Bills of Galway. She was a lifelong resident of Galway and attended Galway Schools. She was a graduate of Royal Barber and Beauty School in Schenectady.

A devoted wife and mother, she was a tireless worker ever ready to help others in need. In addition to her homemaking duties, she worked at Dick and Jerry’s Mini Mart in Galway as a clerk for 20 years, prior to her retirement.

She was predeceased by her father Kenwood Bills, sister Tesia Morris and nephew James Harrington.

United in marriage on September 27, 1969, Sharan leaves behind her husband of 47 years, David; three daughters Michelle Benton (Craig) of Gloversville, Rebecca Jones (Clyde) of Gloversville, and Elizabeth Michelfelder (Tom Fanning) of Fort Edward; her adoring grandchildren Austin, Brittany, David, Tyler, Thomas and Nathan; her mother Lillian Bills Derby (Gordon) of Ballston Spa; brother Richard Bills (Lois) of Galway, sister Shirley Love (Jim) of Atlanta, GA, brother in law John Morris of Ballston Spa, and several nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her two dogs Dash and Penny, whom she adored.

A graveside service will be held at Foster Hill Cemetery, Galway in the Spring.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Sharan to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter, 6010 County Farm Rd, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or The Animal Protective Foundation, 53 Maple Ave, Scotia, NY 12302.

Guest Book

James & Michele Orzolek

Dave, Michelle, Rebecca and Elizabeth and Family,

We would like to convey our heartfelt condolences and we are so sorry for your loss. Sharan was one of the sweetest ladies we have ever known and was always so kind to our family. She will be greatly missed!

With All Our Love,
Jim & Michele

Jacy Teeling (Loux)

So sorry for your loss. Always loved working with Sharan back in the day. She was a such great woman

Debbie Dutch Nestuk

Dear dear Sharon I know you are at peace and in no more pain. I feel like I'm saying goodbye to a family member I have known you since I was a child you have watched me grow up have children and bury a husband. You always had a smile and busted my butt every time I saw you at work. God gained a beautiful angel. Watch over your kids and grand babies and give my Alfie a hug for me fly high and free with those beautiful wings. I will miss you forever sleep well.

BilliJo Potkovic Dolton

Thinking of you all during this time and sending prayers of strength. Sharon was another mom to so many of us Galway kids, she will be dearly missed.

Phyllis Brooks

Rest in peace my very best friend. We've had some good times and shared some bad ones but we did it together and held each other up. We laughed until we wet our pants and we cried until we were breathless but the main thing was that we had faced it all together. Now you're resting after a long hard battle. Our time here on earth is only a dress rehearsal for what's to come and the Kingdom waits for us all, but you beat me to it so now you can keep my husband in line for me and I will see you both when it's my turn to get off the bus. I love you, forever and always your bff.

Pam Brooks

I am so sorry about your loss Sharon was a great person and will be missed dearly.
Thought and prayers are with Dave and the girls.
Love Dan & Pam Brooks