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Charles L. Short

June 4, 1925 ~ May 25, 2020 (age 94)

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Charles L. Short


Lorain - Charles L. Short, 94, passed away on May 25, 2020 at Mercy New Life Hospice Center in Lorain, Ohio.


Charles was born to his loving parents, Charles and Catherine (nee Mauro) Short on June 4, 1925 in Lorain, Ohio and he was a resident of Lorain all of his life. He was in the graduating class of 1944B from Lorain High School. Charles enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944 and served his country honorably during WWII being discharged and returning home in 1946. He married his wife, Monnie Irene (nee Lewis) on February 5, 1947. He worked for US Steel for 45 years and was a manager in business planning. He was a member of St. Peter’s Church, Italian American Veterans, and the VFW. He enjoyed golf, bowling, cooking and entertaining. He generously supported various charities including Boys Town and the The March of Dimes.


He is survived by his daughter, Carolyn M. Short of Winona, MN; son, Charles L. (Laura) Short Jr. of Jackson, MI; Grandsons, Frank (Shannon) Jakubec of Chesapeake, VA, and Brandon Short of Jackson, MI; granddaughter, Ashley Wearsch of Sullivan, OH; and three great-grandchildren.


Charles was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Monnie Short; parents, Charles and Catherine Short; brothers, Frank and James Short; sisters, Josephine Terrizzi, Mary Hook, and Connie Naro.


The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, OH, (440) 244-1961 on Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Due to COVID-19, the family requests social distancing during visitation. When you arrive to the funeral home, please remain in your vehicles at all times and allow guidance by the funeral home to ensure all safety measures, further information may be found by visiting the funeral home website. Private Catholic burial services will be held at a later time at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain, OH, Fr. Fr. Gerald Keller, officiating, with military honors by AMVETS POST 32. Memorial donations may be made in Charlie’s memory to Mercy New Life Hospice, 3500 Kolbe Road, Lorain, OH 44053. Online condolences and gifts of sympathy may be shared with the family by using



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May 28, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Reidy - Scanlan - Giovannazzo

Private Interment

Calvary Cemetery, Lorain

Please note
Charlie’s family would like to welcome to family and friends the opportunity to view Charlie and to offer your final farewell. Due to current COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, limited family members will gather privately inside the funeral home. All other family and friends are asked to gather at the funeral home between the set hours. Please allow the funeral home attendant the opportunity to offer you a parking space when you arrive into the parking lot and please REMAIN IN YOUR VEHICLES AT ALL TIMES. The funeral home staff will offer one vehicle at a time, the opportunity to exit your vehicles and to proceed into the funeral home to view Mr. Short in the funeral home, you will enter into Charles parlor (no more than 6 guests at a time) and to offer sympathies to the family members who are present inside the funeral home with Charles. The family will remain in their own separate parlors. Once you have had a few minutes to offer your respects, the funeral home staff will ask you to return to your vehicles to allow others the same opportunity. Once you have arrived to your vehicle please take the time you need to gather yourself and make sure everything is safe and we will ask you to exit the parking lot. The funeral home staff will be offering social distancing and we must insist the same courtesy of all family and friends to do the same. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Please remain and stay safe.


New Life Hospice
3500 Kolbe Road, Lorain OH 44052
Tel: 1-440-934-1458

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