Sharon Mae Kotera


Sharon Mae Kotera, age 63. Sunrise December 19, 1957, and Sunset November 17, 2021. Our beloved mother, Sharon Mae Kotera, departed this life surrounded by her loving family.

Sharon is a graduate of Bellaire High School, class of 1976. Sharon enjoyed working as an Administrative Assistant for National City Bank which was later acquired by PNC Bank for more than 20 years.

Sharon loved doing crossword puzzles and drinking diet Pepsi, but mostly she loved a cup of coffee, or two, well who are we kidding, she would drink the whole pot. She faithfully watched the news, knew the answers on Jeopardy! and could guess a Wheel of Fortune puzzle with just a few letters. She loved her two dogs, Twin and Karma, whom she spoiled with love and a lot of extra treats. Sharon loved being in comfortable shoes and you could always find her in a pair of flip flops, crocs, or sneakers.  Sharon was very proud of achieving homeownership. In her proud moment she said, “I finally have something of my own.”

Sharon leaves to cherish in her memory her three beautiful children, Roschelle, Joseph and Camille (Rich).

Sharon is survived by her mother, Mildred Kotera; siblings, Joseph (Butch) Kotera, Jr., Cindy (Gary) Henthorne, Lynne (Albert) Zanke; brother-in-law, Harold Hochstrasser. Her memory will be cherished and kept alive by her adoring grandchildren: Tylah, Averi, Taven, Rylan, Tegan, Joey, Zayla, and Trace and her many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Sharon is preceded in death by her father, Joseph Kotera, Sr.; and her sister, Melanie Hochstrasser.






PRIVATE Visitation 1:00 PM and Private Funeral Service 2:00 PM Friday, November 26, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd). To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the KOTERA Family, visit


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  1. I worked with Sharon for many years at PNC. She was a fixture at our downtown office. I mostly had the pleasure of running into her in the elevators. That picture and her pose are priceless. Know that many PNC coworkers will miss her dearly.

  2. Patrice Williams

    Sharon and I were classmates(76). She was such fun to be around and a good friend I know she will be missed by all who loved and knew her. REST IN PEACE, til we meet again.

  3. As I sit here trying to think of words to say, I’m at loss. Roschelle, Camille and Joey my heart aches for you and family..this is just so unreal. If you ever need someone to talk to I’m here.. I think of you all every day and pray that god helps ease your pain..I’m going to miss your mom you Aunt Joyce xoxo

  4. Tony violets son..

    My deepest sympathy and condolences to you guys she was a sweetheart but she would tell you like it was if she really cared about you..her and my mom were very good friends she was one person who really welcomed her and us to Ohio.. you will be missed dearly tell my mother hi…SLEEP AT PEACE YOU ANGEL..

  5. Kristin & David Williams

    We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. We are here if you all need anything.

  6. Camille,so sorry for your loss,especially at this time of year. My prayers for you & your family.

  7. Sharon and I worked together for the past two decades. Shae always had a kind smile and her laugh will not be forgotten. She was a proud mother and grandmother and always had a story to share about her kids and grandkids. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time.

  8. To my aunt sharon I love you and will miss you and will keep you in my heart always .to her kids my cousins .I will always be here for you when and if you need me .love u all

  9. Kimico Jones Turner

    My condolences to her family. Sharon was a really sweet person and was always willing to offer assistance when needed. I worked with Sharon under National City and PNC. Your presence on the 7th floor will always be remembered. 🙂

  10. Ron & Rosemary Ault

    Camille, Roschelle, Joe.
    I was able to watch your mother’s celebration of life through the live stream you provided. Thank you all for making this possible. Sharon will always be rembered as a wonderful person who had a lot of in her heart. Rochelle, the words spoken by you paid a wonderul tribute to your mother. She is truly blessed to have such loving children. Sharon will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

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