John C. Sharkey, 68, McLean, Va., and Steamboat Springs, Colo., died suddenly Sept. 6, 2019, of a heart attack.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Money and King Funeral Home, 171 W. Maple Ave., Vienna, Va. Preceding the memorial service, friends and family will have an opportunity to visit from 10 to 11 a.m. 

John retired from the U.S. Department of Labor in 2006 after over 30 years of service with the federal-state unemployment insurance system. At the time of his retirement, he was executive director of the Unemployment Insurance Information Technology Support Center. John grew up in Bismarck and was a graduate of Bismarck High and the University of North Dakota.

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Atkinson, McLean, Va.; son, John R. Sharkey, Washington; parents, Stand and Donna Sharkey, Bismarck; and brother, F. Steven Sharkey, Bismarck. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Trust for Historic Preservation or the Animal Welfare League of Arlington Virginia. 

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