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Rufus C. Short

July 1, 2018

Rufus C. Short, age 91 died July 1, 2018 at his residence.  

He is survived by son, Geoffrey B. Short (Kristin); daughter, Laurel (Michael) Beard); grandchildren, Emily Beard, Alex Beard, and Julia McClure; step-grandchildren, Tiffany Lichtenberger and Andrew Festa; brother, Geer Morton of San Diego; seven great-grandchildren; and four nieces.  

Rufus was a graduate of Lincoln Academy of Newcastle, ME, Williams College, Carnegie Institute of Technology, and the University of Rochester.  A veteran of WW II and the Korean Conflict, he served in the both the Navy and Army.  He was formerly employed in the printing industry, taught at Rochester Institute of Technology, and retired from Battelle Memorial Institute in 1989 after 20 years in research and administration.  

A member of Trinity Episcopal Church, he served as Senior Warden, Vestryman and Parish Administrator.  Former volunteer with the Columbus Literacy Council and a member of Printing House Craftsmen and the Central Ohio Fly Fishers.  

A private family interment service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church July 15th.

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