Gary R. Short
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62, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Dover, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 at AlterCare of Mentor, after a period of declining health. Gary was born on Sept. 17, 1950, at Dover, Ohio, a son of the late Mildred and Robert Short. Gary graduated from Dover High School in 1969 and Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio in 1973 with a civil engineering degree. He started working for Bechtel Engineering early in his career, and remained with the company for many years, with he and his wife, Jeannette living in many locations around the country for his assignments. They loved to travel, and visited many of our country's national parks and landmarks. This presented Gary the means to pursue his hobby of photography. They relocated back to Dover for several years, before moving to Columbus for another engineering assignment. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeannette (Watkins) on Aug. 28, 2012, and by his parents, Robert and Mildred Short.
He is survived by a brother, Harry (Nancy) Short of Dover; a sister, Cathy (Tim) Mekota of Chardon; and a nephew and niece, Gus and Hannah Mekota.
A memorial service is Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at 12 p.m. at Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory in Dover. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home from 10-12 p.m. on Saturday. Following the service, internment will take place at Dover Burial Park. A meal will follow the service of commital at the Toland-Herzig Monarch Center. Those unable to attend, or who would like to share a fond memory of Gary may do so by visiting the "Obituaies & Flowers" link on the funeral home's website. Memorial contributions can be made to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.
Published in The Times Reporter on Nov. 28, 2012