Harry M. Short

Dorchester Star - - Obituaries -

SEC­RE­TARY — Harry M. Short, 71, of Sec­re­tary, MD, passed away on Sun­day, July 31, 2016, at UMSMC at Dorch­ester. He was born in Cam­bridge on Sept. 22, 1944, and was a son of the late Thomas Short and Bessie Wilk­er­son Short.

Harry at­tended schools in Dorch­ester County. He worked at Dorch­ester County Roads Board as a heavy equip­ment op­er­a­tor and also at E.S. Hub­bert and Son. Harry en­joyed tin­ker­ing with any­thing that had a mo­tor, fish­ing, and tak­ing countr y rides. He was a mem­ber of Salem United Methodist Church, AARP, Farm Bu­reau, Linkwood Salem Vol­un­teer Fire Co., and Sec­re­tary Vol­un­teer Fire Co., and a for­mer mem­ber of the Cam­bridge Jaycee’s.

He is sur­vived by a daugh­ter, Rena Brooks and hus­band Robert of Cam­bridge, two grand­chil­dren Kate­lyn Brooks and Robert Brooks Jr., a foster son Ron­ald Jenk­ins and wife Bernie of Stevens City, VA, two sis­ters Bar­bara Hurley of Salem and Vir­ginia Tol­ley and hus­band David of East New Mar­ket, a brother Ge­orge Short of Cam­bridge and sev­eral nieces and neph­ews. Be­sides his par­ents, Harry is pre­ceded in death by three daugh­ters Anna Short, Vicky Short and Kathy Jo Short, a son John Short, two brothers Roger Short Sr. and Wil­liam Short Sr., four sis­ters Anna Short, Carolyn Short, Mary Wig­gins and Nora My­ers, two brothers in law Lawrence Knauer and Ed­ward Hurley and a sis­ter in law Lor­raine Short and a close fam­ily friend Linda Short.

Pall­bear­ers will be Billy Short, Wes­ley Short, Jody Hughes Jr., Kenny Mow­bray, Brian Tol­ley and Ron Jenk­ins.

A funeral ser­vice will be held on Fri­day, Au­gust 5, 2 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Home, P.A. in Cam­bridge, with Mr. David Tol­ley of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will fol­low at East New Mar­ket Ceme­tery. Fam­ily will re­ceive friends from 12 to 2 p.m.

In lieu of flow­ers, me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions can be made to Kate­lyn Brooks Col­lege Fund, 207 Wil­lis St., Cam­bridge, MD 21613 or to the Shriner’s Hos­pi­tal for Chil­dren, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.


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