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Helen Theresa Short
Virginia Beach - Helen Short passed away peacefully with family present in the comfort of her home on Monday, July 22, 2013.
A decorated WWII Veteran, Helen was a 1st LT in the Army, who served as a Registered Nurse with the Cornell Unit in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater.
Born on March 8, 1917 in New Britain, Conn. and the youngest child of parents Felix and Josephine Sheffield.
Helen was predeceased by her beloved husband James K. Short of 58 years. She met her husband while serving on Goodenough Island, located in the Solomon Sea, during WWII.
Helen graduated from Fordham University and completed post graduate nursing at Bellevue Hospital in NYC. Following WWII, Helen worked as a Psychiatric RN for the Contra Costa County Hospital in California. After retiring she moved with her husband to Virginia Beach to be closer to family. She was a lifetime member of the MacArthur VFW Post 392; a proud member of the Republican National Committee; and a devoted Catholic and member of Church of the Holy Family.
Helen will forever be remembered by her beloved children Gerald Short and his wife Isobel (Bell) of Virginia Beach and James Short and his wife Maureen of Furlong, Pa., treasured grandchildren Christina Szewczyk and spouse Steven, James and wife Kim, Gerald, Andrew, Kevin and wife Susan, Robert, Erin, Christopher and Ellen Boyd and husband Ethan and great grandchildren Eddy, Sophia and Ryan along with other family and close friends, including her best friend Terry, whom were blessed to know her. She was the steadfast rock of the Short family and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
She will be interred with her husband at Arlington National Cemetery. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Rd Chapel is handling arrangements.


Published in The Virginian Pilot on July 27, 2013
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