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Sharon Marie Mansur, Co-Founder of Jon’s Fish Market, Passes Away at 77

DANA POINT— Sharon Marie Mansur, co-founder of Jon’s Fish Market in Dana Point Harbor and former president of Dana Wharf Lady Anglers, passed away on April 8 at the age of 77 after a prolonged battle with cancer, as announced by her family.
Born on Feb. 6, 1947, at Park View Hospital in Los Angeles, Sharon grew up in Los Angeles County and graduated from San Gabriel Mission High School. She earned an arts degree from Cal State Los Angeles, where she pledged to join the Theta Gamma Chi sorority.
Following her graduation, Sharon worked as a bookkeeper for the University of California, Irvine. It was there that she met her late husband, Jon Mansur. Together, they moved to Dana Point to utilize their skills and start a business.
In 1980, Sharon and Jon established Jon’s Fish Market, providing the Dana Point community with fresh seafood directly from the boat to the table. Sharon’s dedication and hard work made her a well-known figure in the community.
Sharon’s stepdaughter, Shala Mansur O’Keefe, remarked on her role as the driving force behind Jon’s Fish Market, stating, “She built and constructed the essence of the market while my dad fished and handled most of the cooking. She ran the front end and the back end of the market every day for as long as she was there.”
Despite facing challenges, Sharon’s leadership ensured the enduring success of Jon’s Fish Market, a testament to her commitment and resilience.
Beyond her business endeavors, Sharon enjoyed the arts, travel and spending time with her poker, bunco and pinochle groups. She was also an accomplished angler, serving as the president of Dana Wharf Lady Anglers in 1995.
Sharon’s funeral will be held at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Dana Point on June 12, followed by a gathering at Jon’s Fish Market and a sunset ash burial at sea.
In addition to O’Keefe, she is survived by her brother, Dennis Teschler and his wife, Jeanne, stepson Todd Mansur and four nieces and nephews.
The family requests that memorial gifts be made in Sharon’s name to any chosen charity.

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