Sharon Lynn Higginbotham

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Sharon Lynn Higginbotham (September 25, 1970 – April 27, 2024) of Macedon, NY passed away with family by her side under the kind and compassionate care at The Advent House in Fairport, NY. She was born in Great Falls, MT but grew up in Penfield. She graduated from Penfield High School in 1988 and then attended SUNY Oswego where she played varsity soccer for four years, earning a degree in Sociology. She honed her writing skills as a technical writer for Paychex until returning to school to earn her law degree from Albany Law School in 2004. Following law school, she dedicated the rest of her career to being a public servant and was a law clerk for several judges on the Supreme Court of the State of New York. There she assisted her judges with her meticulous legal research and analysis and drafting decisions, orders, and opinions.

Sharon loved her annual trip to the Adirondacks with Tim where she rejuvenated her soul by fishing, relaxing, reading, and taking in the rustic camp and surrounding nature. She enjoyed taking early morning walks, watching birds that visited the feeders outside their backyard window, and exploring different areas of New York State. Sharon cherished spending time with family and treasured the moments she shared with her best friends from high school over the years. Her love for family and friends was fierce and unwavering.

Sharon is predeceased by her mother, Sue Higginbotham; Uncle Jim Higginbotham; grandparents, and in-laws Mary Ann and Bill Kneuer. She is survived by her husband Tim Kneuer; her father Bud Higginbotham and wife Sally; brother Mike and wife Ashley and their children Elizabeth and Rush; sister Patti Peet and husband Murray and their sons Grant, Findlay, and Keegan; her twin brother Tom and wife Rachel and their daughters Mia, Emmy, and Gwen. Sharon is also survived by her Aunt Ginny McCollough and husband Tom and their children Erin, Tim, and Colleen; Uncle Rick Speth and his children Kelly Speth and husband Juan Marquez and Blair Speth and wife Bernadette; Aunt Pat Sherman and her partner Paul and their son Eric and wife Christine; Uncle Bruce Higginbotham and his sons John Higginbotham and Bill Higginbotham and wife Hiroko.

Sharon requested that in lieu of flowers, please consider donations in her memory to the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester –, The Advent House –, or any cancer research organization of your choice.

A celebration of Sharon’s life will be announced in the future.

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