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UPDATED: Sad News about a Member - Sharon Filetti

Postby chelynnah » Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:17 pm

The managers were contacted today with news of the passing of Sharon Filetti who's been a Whippet World member for many years. We are shocked and saddened by the news and our very heartfelt condolences go out to her family and friends.

Here is the email we received:
Hello: My name is Elias Karkalas, Sharon Filetti's life partner. Sharon was well-known to many of your members as an owner of whippets for many years, showing, coursing, and just loving whippets. Sharon died on January 21st after a brief illness, at age 51. She will be missed. For those who would like to know more about her, I refer you to her website: http://www.filetti.org . Thank you. Elias

I have given Elias a link to this post, so if you have anything you'd like to share about Sharon, or thoughts and condolences for her family/friends please share here.

Updated 1st February with the following information from Sharon's family if anyone would like to send a donation in her memory:

Sharon's family and I thank you for your kind thoughts. Sharon gave her time and energy to many causes, but she was especially devoted to helping children with brain cancer. We request that any contributions on her behalf be made to http://princess-savanna.com/ , a charitable foundation which she established and worked to promote up until a few days before her death. Elias and Sharon's family thank you again - your comments have made a difficult time more bearable.


Wendy (on behalf of the management team)
Last edited by chelynnah on Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:23 pm, edited 3 times in total.
Reason: To include information of where to send donations
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Re: Sad News about a Member - Sharon Filetti

Postby EmilNorenaDigby » Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:48 pm

Oh no....this is so sad and tragic. Sharon was also an amazing artist. Please give Elias my condolences. Sending lots of comforting hugs and thoughts to him and the rest of Sharon's family and also her beautiful whippets, Tru-Be and Elafi. I hope Sharon is now at peace and reunited with her beloved Lacy. She has written such a touching tribute to Lacy on her web site.....it all made me cry.

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Re: Sad News about a Member - Sharon Filetti

Postby bowmanmealey » Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:52 pm

My thoughts are with all who loved her. I did enjoy her web site, veiwed the hounds, and admired her great work. Bheki
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Re: Sad News about a Member - Sharon Filetti

Postby AlliePixieBug » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:15 pm

I am so sorry to hear this. How sad. I saw her often at coursing events here in the Northeast. Thinking of all of her family at this tragic time.

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Re: Sad News about a Member - Sharon Filetti

Postby FollowYourLead » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:40 pm

She will truly be missed. Such a talented and joyful person was appreciated by those of us in the whippet world. God speed, Sharon.
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Re: Sad News about a Member - Sharon Filetti

Postby CapaWhippets » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:32 pm

We also knew Sharon from coursing trials in the Northeast and were shocked to hear this tragic news. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Sharon's friends and family during this difficult time.
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Re: Sad News about a Member - Sharon Filetti

Postby SharronL » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:33 pm

My deepest condolences to all those who shared her life.

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Re: Sad News about a Member - Sharon Filetti

Postby HopTuit Whippets » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:57 pm

What sad news. My sympathy goes out to all who loved her.
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Re: Sad News about a Member - Sharon Filetti

Postby PoleStar_PB » Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:04 am

Please accept my sincere condolences. Such a terrible loss of someone who many obviously loved and respected.

Know you and your hounds are in my thoughts.
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Re: Sad News about a Member - Sharon Filetti

Postby artemiswhip8s » Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:28 am

This is terribly sad news......I am so sorry. r
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Re: Sad News about a Member - Sharon Filetti

Postby surreyhill » Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:52 am

I will miss seeing her at our local events. I knew she was ill but did not realizethat she had so little time left. I was shocked to read this terrible news.

Very sad news and my condolences to her family and friends and life partner, Elias.

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Re: Sad News about a Member - Sharon Filetti

Postby WildAbout_Whippets » Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:54 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with Sharon's family and friends.
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Re: Sad News about a Member - Sharon Filetti

Postby PAWhippets » Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:30 am

Very sad news. Sorry to hear this, and condolences to her family.

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Re: Sad News about a Member - Sharon Filetti

Postby Millrace » Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:09 am

Wow, I'm totally shocked.
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Re: Sad News about a Member - Sharon Filetti

Postby Sally Long » Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:21 am

It's so sad that such a young, vibrant, gifted woman is gone from this world. My thoughts and prayers are with Elias and all of Sharon's family and loved ones.
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Re: Sad News about a Member - Sharon Filetti

Postby Windinherhair » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:21 am

What a shame. I'm awfully sorry to hear this.
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Re: Sad News about a Member - Sharon Filetti

Postby skeezix123 » Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:06 pm

We are so very sorry.
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Re: Sad News about a Member - Sharon Filetti

Postby BrigitteGreen » Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:12 pm

Yes, we were very surprised and saddened to receive this news from Elias. She was such a young woman. Godspeed, Sharon.
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