Douglas W. Short, 78, of Auburn, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018 at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Auburn, Douglas was a graduate of Weedsport High School.
Douglas was retired with the New York State Department of Corrections having served in Auburn, Attica, and Greenhaven correctional facilities. Following his retirement, Doug worked at Auto Finishers. He was a past president of the Auburn Prison City Ramblers Car Club. Doug was a passionate sports fan who coached youth baseball and basketball in Auburn for many years, as well as serving as past president of Auburn Babe Ruth Baseball. Doug was a devoted Chicago Cubs fan who patiently waited until 2016 for them to win the World Series. Above all else, he loved spending time with his family, and was especially proud of his children and grandchildren.
Doug is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nancy Short; his children, Diane LaRue (Scott), Denise Sochan, Doug, Eric, and Missie Morrissey (Pat); and his grandchildren, JD LaRue (Anna Remacha), Ryan LaRue (Monica Patel), Chelsea Morrissey (Tyler Smith), Allie Morrissey, TJ Sochan (Courtney Baird), and Erin Morrissey. He is also survived by his sisters, Marge Ammon and Bev Foley. Doug was predeceased by his parents, William and Gertrude Short; brothers Richard, William, Sam, Tom, and David; and sisters Betty Cona and Patricia Gleason.
Calling hours will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at White Chapel Funeral Home, 197 South St., Auburn. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29 in Sacred Heart Church, Owasco. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Auburn. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Douglas’ name to Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse, either online or mail to: The Upstate Foundation, Inc., 750 E. Adams St. CAB326, Syracuse, NY 13210.