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Harold Lewis Short

August 4, 2019



Harold Lewis Short, 87, of Potter Rd. Auburn, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019, at the Commons on St. Anthony. Mr. Short was born in the Town of Throop on September 24, 1931 to the late Harold and Marion Champlin Short. Harold Graduated from Weedsport High School. He was one of the original partners of Gibbs Dairy Farm in Auburn. With over twenty years of  employment, Harold retired from Gould’s Pumps. Mr. Short was an elder and member of the First Presbyterian Church for 60 years. Harold was a selfless man, he spent time  volunteering at the church and at the Calvary Food Pantry. He was a former member of the Cherry Valley Carriage Association. Restoring his family’s horse drawn carriages brought Harold great joy. Often times you could find Harold driving these buggies and carriages , hitched to his horse named Zero down Potter Rd. The neighbors would gather in delight to watch Harold. 

Harold is survived by his loving family, his wife of 62 years Joyce Beals Short; his daughter, Ann (Michael) Oot of Oneida; his beloved grandchildren, Emily Oot of Brooklyn,Peter Oot of Oneida, Matthew Short of DeKalb, IL and Harold Short of Tallahassee, FL; his sisters, Eleanore Norden of Holland, MI and June Peterson of Albany; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Harold was predeceased by his son, Peter Short and his sister, Marian Mappes.

A memorial service will be celebrated at 2pm on Sunday, August 11th  at The First Presbyterian Church 112 South St., Auburn

Visitation will be held prior from 1pm to 2pm at the church

Donations in memory of Harold may be made to The Presbyterian Church of Auburn ,Throop Fire Department or the American Lung  or Heart Associations. 

Arrangements are with White Chapel Funeral Home Inc. Auburn

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August 11, 2019

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Presbyterian Church of Auburn

Memorial Service
August 11, 2019

2:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church (South St, Auburn)

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