In Memory of




Obituary for Mark Christopher Sharkey

Mark Christopher Sharkey, 44, of Howell passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Ocean Medical Center in Brick surrounded by his family. Mark was a lifelong tropical fish enthusiast & the former owner of Sharkey’s Aquarium in Point Pleasant before closing the pet store 4 years ago due to illness. Previously, he worked in the IT department at Quest Diagnostics in Teterboro.
Born in Belleville, he briefly lived in Kearny before becoming a lifelong resident of the Ramtown section of Howell.
Surviving are his parents, John and Isobel Sharkey of Howell; brothers, John Sharkey and his late wife, Dennisse of Point Pleasant Beach, David Sharkey of Belmar, and Stephen Sharkey and his wife, Nicole of Brick; sister, Michele Estes and her husband, Jason of Howell; his uncle, John Toner of Torrance, CA; 8 nieces and nephews, Lauren, Colleen, Nicole, John, Isabella, Andrew, Jessica and Jacqueline; as well as his beloved cat, Yoda.
Visiting will be on Friday from 3-5 and 7-9pm at the O’Brien Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Road, Brick. A prayer service will be conducted at 8:30pm that evening in the funeral home. Final interment will be private. Donations may be made in his name to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.