Harold N. Short, loved the Lord

November 17, 2022

Harold N. Short, 87, of Georgetown, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, while surrounded by his loving family.

He was born March 24, 1935, in Georgetown, son of the late Raymond Short and the late Clara (Messick) Short. Harold graduated from Georgetown High School Class of 1954.  

Harold married Dora Baker April 30, 1954, and following their wedding they attended his senior prom. His first job was working for Swift & Company in Georgetown and then worked as an apprentice with Megee Plumbing & Heating. In the early 1960s, he and Dora began the family business, Harold N. Short Plumbing & Heating Company. Harold also owned and operated Short’s Apartments which he started in 1977.

Harold’s love of the Lord was evident in his life. He was always heavily involved in all church activities at First Baptist Church in Georgetown, and eventually became a founding member of Calvary Baptist Church, also in Georgetown.  

Harold and Dora were never apart as they both enjoyed owning and working on their own antique cars. He and Dora also enjoyed dancing and won several competitions jitterbugging. Harold was also instrumental in Delaware Antique Automobile Club and lining up the antique cars for the Return Day Parade in Georgetown. He was a retired past board member of Sussex County Return Day Inc.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death in 2021 by his loving wife of over 66 years, Dora B. Short; and his two sisters, Irma Hudson and Elizabeth Frye. Harold is survived by a son, Kevin H. Short and his wife Debbie of Georgetown; a grandson, Rob Holson and his wife Nicole of Dewey Beach; his faithful canine companion, Pepsi; and several nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 20, at Crossroad Community Church, 20684 State Forest Road, Georgetown, where a funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery in Georgetown.      

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