In Rememberance of Sharon Melanie Pell-Lie

Sharon Melanie Pell-Lie

Sharon Melanie Pell-Lie

New York, New York July 17, 1966 ~ August 24, 2011 Date of Service: Private


Sharon Melanie Pell-Lie, 45, of New York City, died Wednesday afternoon at New York-Presbyterian Hospital after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer. Sharon was surrounded by her adoring family and loving husband of 18 years, Carl Lie, at the end of her accomplished life.

Born July 17, 1966, in Scranton, daughter of Richard M. Pell and the late Dorothy Loebl Pell, she was a graduate of Central High School, class of 1984. Upon graduation from high school, Sharon moved to NYC to attend the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, which had awarded her a fashion scholarship. Sharon was a gifted artist whose mixed-media paintings were shown in galleries and boutiques across New York City and in several European storefronts and were commissioned by the likes of Tommy Hilfiger and Paramount Pictures. She worked as a graphic designer at the architectural firm of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates in Manhattan. Sharon was an avid lover of animals (especially cats), of travel and of good food. She was beautiful in appearance and spirit, kind and tenacious, and a generous and loving wife, daughter, sister, niece, aunt and friend.

In addition to her father, she is survived by her stepmother, Debra Pell, Dalton, PA; parents-in-law, Judy and Hans Lie, Watchung, NJ; uncle, Daniel M. Pell, Dover, PA; her siblings, Mike Pell and his wife Sandra, Woodinville, WA; Ken Pell and his wife Melanie, Silver Spring, MD; Ricky Pell, Dalton, PA; Dr. Laura A. Pell, Rehoboth, DE; nieces and nephew, Samantha, Lily, and Noah Pell, Woodinville, WA; cousins, Dr. Max A. Pell, and Sarah Pell, Dover, PA; brothers-and-sisters in law, Pete Lie, Fairfield, CT; Andrea Farmer, Tallahassee, FL; and Kirsten Cackoski, Minneapolis, MN; as well as many cousins, friends and co-workers.

She will be buried at a private ceremony at the Temple Hesed Cemetery in Dunmore, PA. A memorial service will be held in New York City in September with details to be posted in the immediate future on www.Legacy.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the ASPCA of NYC in Sharon's name at http://www.aspca.org/aspca-nyc/.

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