NEW SWEDEN – Sharon L. Bither, 66, died March 8, 2013, at a Bangor hospital after a short illness. She was born April 7, 1946, in Mapleton, daughter of Gerald C. and Vella (Hughes) DeLong.
Sharon was an active member of Evangelical Covenant Church of New Sweden where she served as church chairman, organist, worship leader and for 11 years, directed Covenant Café.
She is survived by her husband, Vayne of New Sweden; her son, Christopher Hoffses and wife, Gwen, of Montpelier, Vt.; brother, Richard and wife, Claudette, of Brooksville, Fla.; sister, Beverly Johnston and husband, Preston, of Caribou; brother, Brent DeLong and wife, Nancy, of Bangor; stepsons, Stephen Bither and wife, Gala, and their daughters, Meagan and Adriana, of Woodland, Patrick Bither and wife, Marjorie, and their sons, Pfc. Levi, U.S. Marine Corps, Jacob and Kevin of New Sweden, Douglas Bither and two daughters of Colchester, Vt., and Joseph Bither of Stockholm; several nieces and nephews. She will be missed by two loving companions, Jack and Jill.
Friends and relatives may call noon-2 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Covenant Church, New Sweden, where a memorial service will be held 2 p.m. with the Rev. T. Daniel Clayborne, pastor, officiating. There will be a time of refreshments and sharing afterward in the fellowship hall. Gifts may be made in Sharon’s memory to New Sweden Covenant Church Memorial Fund. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Greenlawn Funeral Directors, 300 State St., Bangor.