Richard S. Short
Magnolia Cremations
901 S. McDonough Street
Montgomery, AL
Short, Richard S.

Richard S. Short, "Dick," of Montgomery, Alabama passed away 12 November 2016 after a very courageous battle with myeloma. He was born in Cambridge, MA and received his education at the Beverly, MA public Schools, Bates College, ME, and advanced degrees from Boston University. Dick was employed for many years by the Massachusetts State Department of Education and as Superintendent of Schools, Exeter, NH. After retirement he moved to Montgomery where he became a successful Real Estate agent. After many years of military service, he received an honorable discharge from the Army National Guard. Dick was an active member of the Budleigh Masonic Lodge in Beverly, MA, and a distinguished member and officer of Montgomery Rotary International, AARP, Alabama Real Estate Association, and Sierra Club among others. For over 20 years he was the organist at the Trinity Memorial Baptist Church, Montgomery, AL. He leaves his step children Sonia Voskuil (MA), Eric and Mica Voskuil (Seattle, WA) and Martin and Sybil Voskuil (CO); his grandchildren Alexander, Gwenhuyfer, Connor, Sophia, Rowan and Anika; and his sister Marjorie (MA) as well as many devoted and loving friends. The family expresses special appreciation to Cresie, Shirley and all the dedicated caregivers who attended to his needs during his time of illness. A Memorial in his honor will be scheduled on Friday, November 18, 2016, 1:00pm at the Trinity Memorial Baptist Church, Montgomery; Interment in NH. Donations in his memory may be contributed to the American Cancer Association, with Magnolia Cremations & Funeral Services

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Published by Montgomery Advertiser on Nov. 14, 2016.
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Trinity Memorial Baptist Church
, Montgomery, AL
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He was fun. We sang so many songs around him as he played the piano. A really talented guy! He told me he once had his own band
lou garcia
April 3, 2018
Mr. Short will remain in our hearts forever. He asked very little but he gave a lot. As a friend and as a neighbor he left a mark in our lives. We miss him greatly.

The Rodriguez family
(Mathew, Eunice, and Sergio)
November 17, 2016
So sorry to hear about Dick passing away. He will be missed.
Kim and John Ackerman
November 16, 2016
As a fellow Agent, a few years ago with Arovov Realty , I truly believe Richard Short was among the most respected "Yankees " that ever crossed the Mason-Dixon Line and came south to live. So sorry to hear about his passing.
James McLean
November 14, 2016
What a terrific neighbor Mr. Short has been to our family. He always had a kind word and sharing spirit. Maggie will miss your visits to the fence. We already miss the comfort of just knowing you were there.
- The Kicker Family
(Tery, Deborah, Ethan, Matthew and Maggie)
November 14, 2016
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