Gregory Allen Shorty
1970 - 2017
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Gregory Allen Shorty

Chesapeake - Gregory Allen Shorty, age 47, passed away on November 14, 2017, at Bon Secours Hospital in Portsmouth, VA. He was a long time and dedicated employee of Advance Auto Parts and considered the "go to" source for many customers. Greg was big-hearted and never failed to help anyone in need. He also loved animals and was loved back by them. Greg was originally from Forest Hill, Maryland, and was a criminal justice graduate of University of Maryland. He is survived by his mother Barbara Shorty of Sun City West, AZ, and his brother Thomas Shorty (Amy) of Middletown, DE. He will be missed locally by his many friends but especially by his wife Melissa Shorty and her children Deanna and Christopher; and by his loving companion Melisa Brown and her children Kelley and Jesse. A memorial mass will be held at the Church of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, 4137 Portsmouth Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23321 on Friday, December 1, at 11:00 a.m.

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Published in The Virginian-Pilot on Nov. 26, 2017.
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December 6, 2017
We were very sad to hear about Gregs passing. My brothers and I grew up next door to the Shortys in Forest Hill MD and we had countless adventures together, from baseball to bike rides to sledding. From all of the Etzels, our thoughts and prayers are with Barbara, Tom, and the rest of Gregs family and friends.
Gary Etzel
Friend
December 6, 2017
I just found out today that Shorty passed. I used to work with him at Advance, and had moved to WV about 10 years ago, but I would still call him to shoot the breeze or with automotive questions.

Greg was one of the greats. He made an impact on my life when I worked with him, and I always think about my time in VA and working with him fondly.

He was a great person, a good friend, and I wish that I had gotten to be around him more than I had and that I also had kept in touch more often.

He will be greatly missed, and I send my condolences and prayers for strength to all his friends and family.

RIP Shorty, I'll have a cup of coffee in a snowman cup for you.
Jeremy Keplinger
December 4, 2017
Good times with family
Tom Shorty
December 1, 2017
Greg was a great guy. The world lost a good one.
Bradley Brooks
Friend
November 30, 2017
I'm so sorry to hear of Greg's passing. I remember him as a very kind and funny classmate from CMW class of 1988.
Tricia Kile Edwards
November 30, 2017
Melissa Shorty
November 29, 2017
I have fond memories of "kick the can" at the bus stop and playing in the neighborhood. My prayers are with you and your family.
Rebecca Borkowski
November 29, 2017
Every high school memory I have of him is a fond one. That says it all right there, I think.
John Fahres
November 28, 2017
Greg was a friend of mine from high school. I remember him very fondly, as we both shared band together for at least two years. Greg had an amazing sense of humor, and it was all that we could do to play or march in spite of our laughter! I wish to extend his parents, wife, and children my deepest sympathies. -Paul Grimes
Paul Grimes
November 28, 2017
We were friends in high school. Greg was a great person to be aroundfunny, smart and always willing to help anybody. I have many fond memories of him. Condolences to his family and loved ones.
Curtis Buler
Classmate
November 28, 2017
So sad to hear about Greg's passing. We were friends in high school and he always had this big hearted energy about him. He was great guy to be around and first to lend a hand when someone needed help. I have some really great memories of Greg. Sadly, I lost track of him after college. Condolences to his wife and family.
Curt Buler
November 26, 2017
My thoughts are with the family during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring comfort. Knowing that there is a hope for our love ones lost in death can be reassuring.*
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