Golf

Sharon Marie Siegel

March 18, 1940 ~ February 6, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Tribute

Sharon Scollard Siegel, beloved Mother, Gama, Sister, and Friend, passed away on February 6, 2024 in Star, Idaho with her devoted children and family by her side.

Born on March 18, 1940 in Peoria, Illinois she was one of three children to Jack and Alice Scollard.

She was a high achieving scholar and athlete at Towson Catholic High School, attended college; but her real love at a young age was playing sports.

Even though Sharon would not say it because of her quiet spirit, one of her greatest professional accomplishments was her time playing in the LPGA. Her love for golf began in the summer of 1950 at the age of 10. She and her father Jack would spend many days in the yard, in front of the mirror, and on the golf course where her love and talent for the sport grew. She would even spend time swinging a club in the front yard with dandelions as the ball! After some time on the course, and once her Dad knew she was ready, she played and won their Ladies Club Championship at the age of 13.

This launched her in to her journey with golf. In 1960, at the age of 20, she was the first female Assistant LPGA Tour Pro to be hired by a PGA Canadian Pro. She was a LPGA Touring Pro 1962-1964. To say Sharon was ahead of her time and inspiration to all women, is an understatement. She made so many memories and friends along the way and left a lasting mark on the golf course and the lives on the course. This love for the sport and all sports trickled down to her children and grandchildren, and continues to this day.

After an injury took her out of the tour, she transitioned in to her new role of Mom and raising her three children, eventually working full time as a single Mother. Her children knew they hit the jackpot with an incredible Mom.

Sharon worked successfully as a mortgage banker for the majority of her professional career. She was wise, as well as trusted, and enjoyed helping anyone who crossed her path, even after retirement.

As an adult, Sharon resided with her family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and loved to watch sports, play golf, cards, and poker, and kept track of every win in her books (just like her Dad!). Some of her favorite times were spent around the card and game table with family and friends. Competition ran through her blood and she found joy in it every step of the way. She taught her children and grandchildren many life lessons about the importance of working hard at everything you do.

She was a huge Steelers/Pirates/Penguins fan, and whatever college her children and grandchildren attended.

She was an avid reader and loved to learn. Let us not forget the queen of Wordle, crossword puzzles, and jigsaw puzzles. She was a committed Catholic all of her life and knew the importance of her faith.

Sharon truly enjoyed the simple things in life and brought so much “life” to every person she encountered without even realizing it. She was the true definition of coach/cheerleader/mentor. Her family and friends would often say she always made others around her “better”.

She had a compassion for veterans and was the recipient of the Volunteer of the Quarter for Arkansas Veterans Service. She knew the importance of supporting our American heroes.

She was a warrior in so many ways and even while faced with the challenges of cancer she lived with strength, confidence, and grace, on her terms, her whole life.

Sharon is preceded in death by her father Jack and mother Alice, brother John, and nephew Jim.

She is survived by her children Kim (Mike), Curt (Josephine), Kelly (Jeff) and five beloved grandchildren: Casey, Cameryn, Tyler, Andrew, and Jennifer. All who will miss her dearly.

The family will have a Celebration of Life this summer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Details to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Disabled American Veterans:

DAV PO Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-9916 or www.dav.org


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