Donald L. Short, 61

SEPT. 2, 1951-FEB. 26, 2013

February 28, 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 with Richards-Wilbert Company of 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., Alan Leslie Short of Hedgesville, W.Va.; two great-nephews, and several nieces and nephews.

He was also 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 11 a.m. at Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home, Inc., 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. The Rev. Nick Britton will officiate. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery of Hagerstown.

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

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

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

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