Obituaries: Sharon Lee Bishop Laist

Sharon Lee Bishop Laist, 68, died Sunday, September 27, 2015 in Savannah GA She attended local schools and was the daughter of the late Leo and Lydia (Miller) Bishop. Mrs. Laist earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, a Master’s degree in English and a Master’s degree in Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University and a Master’s degree in American Studies from New York University. Prior to moving to Savannah she was an archivist at The Yale University Divinity School, Head of Archives at The Ford Foundation in New York City, and later at the Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven. Upon moving to Savannah she participated in the Savannah Symphony Chorale and volunteered as a docent at the Davenport House. Mrs. Laist was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church on Skidaway Island. Shari was an avid bicyclist and was proud of having ridden at least 100 miles in all 50 states. She is survived by her husband, Frederick G. Laist of Savannah; 3 sons, Frederick James Laist (Nancy) of Stamford, CT, Kenneth R. Laist (Ann) of New Haven, Ct, and David B. Laist of Florida; a brother, Clifford Leo Bishop of Bristol, Ct; a sister, Carolyn B. Taylor of Rocky Hill, CT; 2 granddaughters, America Lydia Laist and Sharilyn Laist; and a grandson, Anthony Frederick Laist. A funeral service was held Oct 3at Messiah Lutheran Church with burial at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family suggests remembrances to Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 West Ridge Road, Savannah, GA 31411, Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416 laist