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Conrad Bernhard SHARPE

Male 1937 - 2012  (74 years)

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  • Name Conrad Bernhard SHARPE 
    Born 3 Oct 1937  Los Angeles County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Social Security Number 444-34-3303 
    Died 11 Mar 2012  Greenville, Pitt County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (1) California Birth Index, 1905-1995 [database online], Provo, UT: Operations Inc, 2005:

      Name: Conrad Bernhard Sharpe
      Birth Date: 3 Oct 1937
      Gender: Male
      Mother's Maiden Name: Bernhard
      Birth County: Los Angeles

      (2) Towers Yearbook, Cascia Hall College Preparatory School for Boys, Tulsa, OK, Class of 1955, p. 35:


      When Conrad joined the class in the eighth grade no one suspected that this apparently quiet chap could contain such a powerhouse of energy, brain, and wit.

      Conrad has been a straight "A" student from the beginning; and the cunning and skill with which he set about his work often made his classmates wonder if school was worth all this effort. His work was hardly in vain, for the fruits of his labor have been seen many times when he came up with the answer while the rest of the class was dumbfounded.

      Conrad is a quiet person and not too active, but he is infinitely pleased when he can be of service to anyone. And the high esteem with which his classmates hold him was shown when, in his Sophomore year, he was elected president of the class.

      His avocation is High Fidelity, and in his leisure hours, which are very few, he busies himself trying to get more fidelity out of his Hy-Fi system.

      Upon graduating from Cascia Conrad plans to enter California Institute of Technology and take up Aeronautical Engineering. Cascia will lose a great scholar, yet we feel confident that he will be a success.

      Remember: "By the same token. . . ."

      (3) EC Alumni [the magazine of the East Carolina Alumni Association], Spring 2011 (March 17, 2011), p. 8:

      Sharpe leaves a musical legacy at ECU School of Music

      With his planned gift to East Carolina University, Conrad Sharpe, a friend of the East Carolina University School of Music, has set a precedent for ECU alumni and non-alumni alike by contributing to a university that he adopted as his own. Upon his passing, his bequest of certificates of deposit to the ECU School of Music will establish the Conrad Sharpe Early Music Endowment Fund and Joyner Library to establish the Conrad Sharpe Music Library Fund.

      Sharpe's gift to the School of Music early music program will enable the program to purchase instruments and music, provide honoraria for clinicians and guest performers, and a wide range of other things to support the school and the program. The gift to Joyner Library will be used to enhance the Music Library's collection and technology.

      "I think this gift is especially important as we work to give our music students the widest possible base from which to operate," said School of Music Director Dr. Chris Buddo. "As they move into the professional world, the training they receive as a result of this extraordinary gift will help them to be more marketable and successful."

      Originally from Los Angeles, California, Sharpe graduated magna cum laude from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1959 with a degree in engineering. After graduating, Sharpe worked with General Dynamics Corporation for 20 years. During that time he worked with a variety of divisions in a planning/engineering capacity.

      Sharpe moved to Greenville in 1978 to found Carolina General Equities Incorporated (CGE), chartered for real estate investment, construction, sales, and property management. The principal interest of CGE was ultra-high, energy-efficient homes. However, the concept was ahead of its time and in 1980 Sharpe became the inventive, helpful manager at Radio Shack, where he worked for 23 years.

      Early in his life, Sharpe developed a love of music that continued to grow througout his time in Boston, during which he expanded his collection of classical 78-RPM and 33 1/3-RMP LP records and developed an interest in 18th century music. While working with General Dynamics in Ponoma, California, Sharpe studied piano and organ; in 1977, he completed a replica of a French harpsichord. He later donated the harpsichord to ECU's School of Music and maintained that instrument and the school's two other harpsichords for many years.

      Upon the discovery in May 2010 that he had terminal cancer, Sharpe decided to donate all his earthly goods to charities in the Greenville area, since Greenville had given him so much pleasure in life. In fact, he is also donating his body to the Brody School of Medicine.

      In addition to his contributions to ECU, Sharpe also has made generous donations that will help National Public Radio expand their coverage, help the Salvation Army provide musical instruments to students in need, and establish an endowment for Habitat for Humanity that will enable home financing for qualified families. . . .

      (4) Social Security Death Index:

      Name: Conrad B Sharpe
      Social Security Number: 444-34-3303
      Birth Date: 3 Oct 1937
      Born: 3 Oct 1937
      Died: 11 Mar 2012
      State (Year) SSN issued: Oklahoma (1952)
    Person ID I36248  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2021 

    Father Dr, Joseph Audley SHARPE,   b. Abt 1907, Axtell, Marshall County, KS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1952, Tulsa, Tulsa County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Mother Cecile BERNHARD,   b. Abt 1909,   d. 4 Nov 1953, Tulsa, Tulsa County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Family ID F15682  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married 11 Mar 2012 
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F15683  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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