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Sharon Festo


Sharon Birchfield Ridley Festo, 56, of Larksville, Pa., died on Sunday, November 23.

She was the daughter of Nancie and Robert Buckley of Middletown.

Sharon was a graduate of Middletown Area High School class of 1976; she retired from the Commonwealth of Pa. Dept. of Health as Northeast Regional Manager; and she also worked for many years at the PA Dept. of Transportation, Bureau of Licensing, in Harrisburg.

 For the past 3 years Sharon has courageously battled a rare and very debilitating disease, progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), and was lovingly cared for by her husband George Festo. 

 Sharon is survived by her husband George Festo of Larksville; daughter Katrina Ridley of Plains, Pa.; son Andrew Ridley of Wilkes‑Barre; granddaughter Cheyanne Turner of Plymouth, Pa. and grandsons Jaden, Liam and Blake Ridley of Wilkes‑Barre; and brothers Robert, David and James Buckley.

 Funeral arrangements will be at the convenience of the family.