Ronald R. Shorts, age 68, of Eastlake, Oh., passed away after a brief illness on February 16, 2018, at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Oh.
Ron was born in Franklin, Pa., on July 3, 1949, son of William (Bill) and Bonnie J. Deeter Shorts Waid.
Ron graduated from Townville High School in 1967. He then attended and graduated from Erie, Pa., Tech Electronic School where he completed training as an electronics engineer. He was employed from tech school in Erie to Bailey Meter Co. in Cleveland, Oh., from there to other electronic jobs including building better hospital equipment. Then he opened his own business of manufacturing different electronic items in Mentor, Oh., known as Commercial Mfg. Co.
He was an active member of Advent Lutheran Church. He also enjoyed working with young boys in bowling and coaching softball. Watching his favorite teams, especially the Steelers. Above all his greatest joy was time spent with his family and dear friends.
He was an award winning photographer. He loved traveling to many countries and the U.S., was a gourmet cook winning many awards for self-made recipes.
Ron is survived by his loving wife of 15 years Nancy, children Scott Shorts, Nicole McMasters and fiance (David Gomes), Keith (Shannon) Shorts, Lauren (Matt) Pisanelli. Including 8 grandchildren Tiffani, Lexi, Kaitlyn, Scott Jr., Tyler, Jacob, Aubrey and Bennett of Ohio, and his mother Bonnie J. and (stepfather) David Waid, brother Wm. Rick (Arlene) Shorts, many nieces and nephews of Townville, Pa., Aunt Ann (Deeter) Middleton of Meadville, Pa. There are also some very special nieces Tonya, Michelle, Laurie and Amber. Also surviving, two stepsisters Mary (Waid) Tatro of Berea, Oh., and Linda (Waid) Konetsky of Erie, Pa., and stepbrother Bruce Waid of Parma, Oh.
Ron was preceded in death by his father William J. Shorts, and stepfather Bill Dupont, both of Townville, Pa., half sister Janet Shorts-Parsley of Townville, Uncle Russell Deeter Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., paternal grandparents Richard and Laura (Baker) Shorts of Townville, Pa., maternal grandparents, Russell and Eathel (Wagoner) Deeter of Cochranton, Pa.
A funeral was held on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at Advent Lutheran Church, 7985 Munson Road in Mentor, Oh. Visitation was on Monday, February 19, 2018, from 4 to 8 PM at Monreal Funeral Home, 15400 Curtis Blvd., Eastlake, Oh.
Ron was laid to rest in All Souls Cemetery on State Rt. 6, Chardon, Oh.
Published on February 27, 2018