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John Short

John William Short

December 16, 1927 November 19, 2020

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Obituary for John William Short

John William Short of Doylestown, PA passed away in Doylestown Hospital on Thursday, November 19, 2020. He was 92.

Born in Irvington, NJ, to the late John W. and Stella (Meeker) Short, he was raised in Maplewood, NJ. John attended Rutgers University and was the member of the NJ National Guard for many years. He resided in several locations in western PA, the Washington, DC area and northern NJ before moving to Doylestown in 1973.

He was formerly employed as a marketing manager with the Royal Insurance Company for many years before retiring in 1988. John was a devoted gardener and took great pride in his home’s landscaping where there was never a blade of grass out of place. During his retirement he enjoyed taking Continuing Education classes at Delaware Valley University and was an active member of the Easton Rod & Gun Club, the Doylestown Historical Society, Solbury Farmers Club and Franklin Horse Company.

John was active in the Bucks County Civil War Round Table and for many years he maintained the flowers at the Civil War monument on Court Street and laid the ceremonial wreath during the Memorial Day parade.

He was the beloved husband of 53 years to Patricia (Soper) Short; devoted father of Elizabeth Stothoff and husband David; loving grandfather of John William and Eleanor Stothoff. He was deeply proud of his daughter’s family and never missed an opportunity to boast about them.

Cremation services were private under the direction of the Varcoe-Thomas Funeral Home/Central Bucks Crematory, Doylestown, PA. Due to Covid-19 guidelines no immediate services are planned.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to the charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.

Please send condolences to www.varcoethomasfuneralhome.com

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