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Donald L. Short, 61

SEPT. 2, 1951-FEB. 26, 2013

February 27, 2013

Donald Lee "Shorty" Short, 61, of National Pike, Clear Spring, Md., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, with his family by his side.

Born Sept. 2, 1951, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of Catherine Louise Grubb Short of Clear Spring and the late Floyd Lionel Short.

He attended Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship.

He attended North Hagerstown High School.

In previous years, he was employed by Richards-Wilbert Co. in Hagerstown.

Shorty was an avid fisherman, enjoyed NASCAR racing and worked on lawn mowers and golf carts.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of nearly 37 years, Roze Mary Miles Short of Clear Spring; four brothers, Melvin Leon Short of Williamsport, Robert Louis Short of Chambersburg, Pa., David Lynn Short of Cumberland, Md. and Alan Leslie Short of Hedgesville, W.Va.; one great-nephew; and several nieces and nephews.

He also was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Robert L. Grubb and Mary Golda Grubb; and his paternal grandparents, Claude and Carrie Short.

Services will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc., 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. The Rev. Nick Britton will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. For the convenience of friends, the funeral home will open after noon Monday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc. is privileged to serve the family.

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