Shari Lynn Freels, born December 18,1957 in Queens, New York, was liberated from her earthly body and embarked uponthe next leg of her spiritual journey on January 22, 2023 at one of the placesshe loved the most in life, on Roosevelt Island and among those who lovedseeing and working with her every day.
Leading a full and meaningful life,Shari was a wonderful soul, exuding a deep understanding of existence alongwith intelligence, knowledge, patience, a sense of humor and approaching lifeand all she encountered with generous love. To her friends and family, all feel fortunate to have been graced by herin their lives, and she very much loved her family. Her many talents and ambitions led her toalways follow her heart, and her diligence always led her beyond her set goals.Her love of the park where she worked was very clear and her beliefs in whatthe park stands for - human rights and freedom - distinctly resonated with her,calling her to work in this space. She could often be found before her shift inquiet meditation, sitting in the grass or beside the water before her daystarted, and a particularly favorite location for her was adventuringalong the “rip rap”, the rocky shoresalong the East River.
An accomplished card carrying member ofthe Screen Actors Guild (SAG), Shari was very talented and in addition toacting she also expressed herself through drawing and playing guitar, deeplyenjoying different genres of music such as opera, jazz, and blues.
A sweetly compassionate person and honestwith strong moral principles, Shari was a woman of integrity and very strongand deliberate. Sometimes very quiet and reserved, she could also make youlaugh until brought to tears. If youneeded her, she was there for you.
Shari was the youngest of four children.She loved and was loved by all her siblings. She leaves behind many cousins andfriends and is preceded in passing by family members including her parents,Abraham Freels Sr. and Rosa Freels, her brothers: Charles Freels, AbrahamFreels Jr., and David Freels. She is survived by a number of cousins: Carole E.Myers, Anita Ferguson-MD, Avery Ferguson-CA, Naomi Cobb-WA, BarbaraFerguson-MD, Emma Cobb-FL, Sharon Cobb-PA, Sydney Avery-OH, Daphne and daughterJaneen Kearns-NY, Giselle Kearns-NC and daughters Tavia & Taja Kearns.
Anyone that crossed Shari’s path wasblessed by such a graceful spirit. Her smile and laughs were contagious. Shehardly ever complained. You would never know her to have a bad day. To Shari, each day was a gift full of promiseand and an opportunity to love and smile. She could find common ground peopleof many different backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures but all the while treatedeveryone equally with care, respect and the love that we will miss from her themost. May we all learn how to have a little bit of “Sharing Shari” in us.
Shari we will never forget you and yourlittlest cousins Carmello, Christian and Caine will miss you, especially duringthe holidays but you will never leave our hearts. WE ALL LOVE YOU FOREVER MORE!
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