City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Sharon Karlic

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 78.
Died 04/21/2023.

Sharon Karlic
Sharon Louise Karlic of Raleigh, NC, passed away Friday April 21st, 2023. Sharon was born to William Hyde and Phoebe Hyde on December 16th, 1944, in New Haven, CT.

Sharon was married to Ronald Karlic until his passing in September 2011. In 2013 Sharon moved to Raleigh, NC from Poughkeepsie, NY, after retiring as a Principal in upstate, NY.

Sharon spent her retired years in NC being a wonderful, hands-on Grandma, volunteering at Wake County Public Schools, and being very involved (plus making many friends) at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. For the past almost two years, Sharon has also made many friends and enjoyed activities, meals, etc with the friends she made at The Gardens at Wakefield, where she was residing.

Sharon is survived by her son, Ron (Butch) Karlic Jr. and daughter-in-law Jennie, of Pleasant Valley, NY; son Steve Karlic, daughter-in-law Jackie, and grandchildren, Rylee and Garren, of Raleigh, NC; sister, Maureen Lennon of Norwich, CT, along with several step-children/grandchildren, nieces, many friends, and extended family.

Sharon loved her sons very much. Her grandkids loved having ‘Grandma Karlic’ around, and she thoroughly enjoyed every minute of being their Grandmother, creating so many memories with them through the years. Sharon was also an avid reader, used to enjoy crocheting, and loved all things Christmas.

Sharon’s faith was very strong. She felt at home, right away, with Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, so in lieu of flowers, to honor Sharon’s memory, strong faith, and generosity, donations can be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church at:

A memorial service for Sharon will be held Tuesday, April 25th, 2023 at 1:00pm at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church at 4415 Pleasant Grove Church Rd Raleigh, NC 27613.

For additional information or for service details, please reach out to the family directly.

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City of Oaks Cremation and Funeral Home is a full-service funeral home in Raleigh, serving all of North Carolina and beyond. We provide an alternative to costly funeral homes and every day we help families in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and all over North Carolina make simple, affordable funeral arrangements.

Simply having to reach out to a funeral home can feel overwhelming. Our goal is to simplify the entire funeral home experience and make the process as easy as possible. We hope to eliminate any unnecessary surprises by publishing our total cost and the services we provide directly on our website. All of our obituaries are provided free of charge as a way to help families celebrate and commemorate the lives of their loved ones.

Our Promise

Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

Genuine Care

We're committed to providing families within our community unsurpassed service before, during and after the time of loss.

Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.

We promise to make this process affordable and as endurable as possible.

State Wide

Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.

Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

Our Services

Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Solidified Remains


We offer the option of choosing how you receive your loved ones remains. Selecting our Direct Cremation with Solidified Remains option is a beautiful way to transform cremated remains into 40-60 “stones” that you can hold.

Cremation with Visitation


City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.



As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

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