Daniel Bruce Short, 63, of Millsboro, passed away at home in the care of his wife and Vitas Hospice Friday, March 9, 2018, after a prolonged illness and difficult battle. He was born Aug. 18, 1954, in Seaford to the late William Henry Short and Doris Elaine Emory Short, who survives him.
He married Brenda Lee Johnson Dec. 10, 1994, in Federalsburg, Md. He was an "over the road" trucker, and had attended college, and volunteered with the Millsboro Fire Company as a firefighter and EMT. He also took training at the Delaware State Fire School. His career as a trucker, and service with the fire company were cut short by failing health and disability. He was devoted to his family, liked fishing and hunting, and was a NASCAR fan. He liked to watch the Little League World Series. He loved the Millsboro Fire Company.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Lee Short, and his mother: Doris Short. He is also survived by his four sisters: Robin Mears of Seaford, Sue Buckle (Wayne) of Salisbury, Md., Joyce Ami of Millsboro and Connie Atkinson of Millsboro. He is also survived by a brother: Ronald Short (Patricia), also of Millsboro; and sisters-in-law: Wanda Freedman and husband Paul of Chesapeake City, Md., Dianna Sears and husband Wayne of Seaford, Christina Johnson of Newark; and brothers-in-law: Paul Jeffrey Johnson and his wife Jackie of Virginia Beach, Va., Daniel "Danny" Johnson of Greenwood and Timothy Johnson of Felton. He also leaves behind his beloved mother-in-law: Rose Johnson of Seaford. In addition, he is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and a special friend, "Bill," and his beloved feline friend Audie. Daniel was proud of his nephew, Greg Short, who currently serves as an assistant chief at the Millsboro Fire Company.
In honor of his last request, a Memorial Service is planned for Sunday, March 25, at 1 p.m., in the Millsboro Fire Station, 109 E. State St., Millsboro. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests assistance with contributions to help offset medical and final expenses through the Go Fund Me account: https://www.gofundme.com/memorial-funds-for-daniel-short, or with memorial contributions to the Millsboro Vol. Fire Company, P.O. Box 83, Millsboro, DE 19966.
Electronic condolences to: www.watsonfh.com