Candles 02

Sharon L. Friel

December 3, 1953 ~ June 21, 2020 (age 66)


Olean- Sharon L. Friel of 320 N. 2nd Street, passed away Sunday (June 21, 2020) at the Olean General Hospital, with her loving family by around her and at her side.

Born December 3, 1953 in Olean, she was the daughter to the late, John and Virginia Clutterbuck Yaudes.  On April 8, 1972 in Olean, she married Mark Friel, who survives.

Sharon’s family met the world to her, the never-ending love they had for her is nonexistent.  She was the most crucial detail in all of their lives.  Sharon left sentimental memories everywhere they turned and is the missing piece to all of their puzzles. She is forever in their hearts and forever the glue for their family.  She will be greatly missed and loved forever.

Besides her husband, those left to cherish her memories are; two daughters, Jamie Friel of Olean and Traci Ellis of Olean; four grandchildren, Tyra, Jaelynn, Tori, and Trey; and two great-grandchildren, J’Kobi and Jahmeer; two siblings, Paul (Mario) Capozzi of California and Charlene Dugranier of Olean; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one brother, Jack Yaudes.

At Sharon’s request, there will be no services.

Memorials if desired may be made to the Cattaraugus County SPCA, 2944 Route-16N, Olean.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State Street, Olean. Online condolences can be expressed at

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Sharon L. Friel, please visit our floral store.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Sharon L. Friel
© 2020 Guenther Funeral Home, Inc.. All Rights Reserved.