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Richard C. Short

September 07, 2020

Visitation: SUNDAY, December 18, 2016: 3-6 pm at The Dietrich Funeral Homes, Inc., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst.
Service: MONDAY, December 19, 2016: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am at Christ the King Church, Snyder. SHORT – Richard C.
December 10, 2016. Beloved husband
of Theresa (nee Papa) Short; loving
father of Dr. Mary Elizabeth (John)
Short-Ray, Edward Short and Therese
(Kevin) Quinn; dear grandfather of
Kate, Kevin Jr. and Emmet Quinn and
Samuel Ray; predeceased by one
brother and three sisters; also survived
by many nieces and nephews. Family
and friends may call Sunday from
HOME INC., 2480 Kensington Ave.,
Amherst. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated on Monday at 11
AM at Christ The King Church, 30 Lamarck
Dr., Snyder. Please assemble
at church. Flowers gratefully declined.
Online condolences may be shared at Jan. 28, 1933 – Dec. 10, 2016

Richard C. Short of Snyder died Dec. 10 at home following a short illness. He was 83.

Born in Buffalo, Mr. Short graduated from Kensington High School and earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Canisius College.

He was an English professor at Erie Community College for 40 years, where he also served as the head of the English Department. He was quick to embrace new ways of teaching and even helped pioneer the use of telecourses at ECC. He was appointed by the president of ECC to head up the Middle States Accreditation of the College.

Mr. Short was a faithful member of Christ the King Church for 51 years and a member of the Adoration Society for 10 years.

He enjoyed writing, skiing and golfing, and served as the coach of the golf team at Erie Community College.

Mr. Short is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Theresa B. Papa; daughters Dr. Mary Short-Ray and Therese Quinn; son Edward C. Short and four grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Christ the King Church, 30 Lamarck Drive, Snyder.


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