Leah Short

Obituary of Leah J. Short

Leah J. Short, 90, of DeWitt, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020 at the Loretto Health & Rehabilitation. Born June 1, 1930, in Clearfield PA, she was the daughter of the late Datus and Hazel Bell Johnston. She was a loving wife for over 62 years to her predeceased husband Lee. She was a wonderful and supporting mother to her three children, Greg (Jean) Short of Fort Collins, CO, Sherre White of Liverpool and Brad (Nancy) Short of Jamesville. She adored her five grandchildren more than anything in the world, Tyler (Liz), Lisa, Sarah, Jessica and Colin. She also was able to spend time with her two great-grandchildren, Atticus and Willow. Leah’s favorite past time was knitting and sewing, she loved puzzles and was an avid reader. More than anything she loved her family and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She will now be able to reunite with her husband Lee; her brothers, Richard, Dean and Bill; and her sister, Dorothy. Funeral services will be private on Wednesday at 3 pm at Fairchild & Meech DeWitt Chapel, 3690 Erie Blvd East, DeWitt. Spring interment will be at the convenience of the family in DeWitt Cemetery. Relatives and friends may view her service remotely at facebook.com/fairchildandmeech. In memory of Leah, donations made be made to the Loretto Foundation, 700 E. Brighton Avenue, 1st Floor, Syracuse, NY 13205.
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