George T. Short

George T. Short, 92, of Falconer, passed away Friday (May 11, 2018) in his home.

A lifelong area resident, he was born June 15, 1925, in Jamestown, the son of the late James H. and Florence Walker Short.

George was a graduate of Falconer High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II from 1943-46 in the Pacific Theatre.

In earlier years, he was a partner of J.E. Servis Plumbing Inc., for 20 years. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Southern Tier Mechanical and was a member of the Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters since 1947.

George was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and enjoyed his family, the outdoors and cutting wood.

Surviving are six children: James C. Short of Kennedy, Gloria Anderson and John E. (Mary) Short, all of Jamestown, Kay E. (Marcel) VanMorkhoven of Winter Haven, Fla., Thomas L. Short of Falconer and Alan M. Short of Jamestown; 11 grandchildren: Christopher (Tina) Short, Brandon (Jessica) Short, Emily (Sean) Macey, Alyssa Anderson, Carolyn Short, Michael Short, Leasen (Jared) Limberg, Nicholas (Angela) Anderson, Angela Southwick, Rachael Short and George (Caity) Short; 18 great- grandchildren: Jacob, Chloe, Veronica Short, Jayde Short, Chase, Erik and Linnea Macey, Evelyn, Myra, Caroline and Andrew Limberg, Cole, Kate and Jaqueline Anderson, Carter Bastedo, Elliott Cerrie, Spencer Short and Cayden Collins.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice L. Benson Short, whom he married Aug. 26, 1950, and who died Oct. 22, 2013; a grandson, Stephen L. Short; a daughter-in-law, Cindy Short; a son-in-law, Jeffrey Anderson; three brothers: James, Malcolm and Cecil Short; three sisters: Pauline Vendur, Rosalind Bird and Virginia Zindler.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Falconer Funeral Home. The Rev. Timothy J. Hoyer, pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in Levant Cemetery.

Friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the funeral service Monday in the funeral home.

Memorials may be donated to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church at 20 N. Phetteplace St., Falconer, NY 14733, or the Kennedy Fire Department at 3590 Daily Hill Road, Kennedy, NY 14747 or UCAN City Mission at 7 W. First St., Jamestown, NY 14701.

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