Earl F. Shortsleeve, 83

HANNIBAL, NY – Earl F. Shortsleeve, “Shorty,” 83, of Hannibal, passed away on Wednesday August 19, 2015, at St. Luke Health Services, Oswego.

Earl F. Shortsleeve
Earl F. Shortsleeve

He was born on January 28, 1932, in Oswego, a son to the late William and Laura Shortsleeve.

Shorty was the owner of Shorty’s Trucking and Furniture and Used Car Sales in Hannibal.

He enjoyed camping, playing cards and horseshoes.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Judith in 2012; son, Leslie; daughter, Catherine; brothers, Ed and Louis Shortsleeve; and sister, Ruth Corgnell.

He will be greatly missed and forever loved by his six daughters, Susie (Mike Richards) Shortsleeve of Fulton, Cynthia (Tim Bartlett) Phelps of Volney, Patsy (Brent) Bayes of Ohio, Mary Shortsleeve of Colorado, Christine (Darryl) Rupert of Hannibal and Rebecca Shortsleeve of Hannibal; two sons, Frederick Shortsleeve of Massachusetts and Michael (Lorrie) Shortsleeve of Oswego; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Corgnell of Michigan; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal.

A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m.

Burial will be at Upson Corners Cemetery, Palermo.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.



  1. I bought furniture from Shorty and was happy with it for years then passed it on … he gave me a great bargain and was so helpful in choosing what I needed because all I knew about furniture was you sit on it :) … R.I.P. sir …

  2. Thank you Earl for your daughter, my Wife, Patsy. You always called me “Son”, and I truly appreciated that. Rest well Sir.

  3. To The Family:
    I had the pleasure of meeting “Shorty” in 2008. He was a spitfire for sure. Always ready to joke and make you laugh. He reminded me so much of my grandfather, and I often told him that. During a conversation one day, we realized we shared the same birthday. That truly was an honor for me. I lost touch with him a bit for a few years, until I was transferred back to the bank branch in Fulton. It was great to see him again! He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. I send my deepest and sincere condolences. May he rest in eternal peace and once again join “Momma”.
    Much love to you all:
    – Bruce and Kristen Halstead

  4. Earl was a part of my life during an important time of my life. My high school years. Patsy was my best friend through high school and I spent a great deal of my time at the Shortsleeve home. Earl and Judy always treated me like part of the family. I learned to care very much for the both of them as well as the entire family. I have many fond memories of Earl. Whether it was just talking, playing pool or sitting around the dinner table, I enjoyed every minutes I spent with him. He was a very kind, thoughtful man and he had made an impact on my life. I had lost touch over the past 30 years but I had never forgotten Earl and the family. I just recently located Patsy and hope with all my heart that we can rekindle the friendship we had so many years ago. My Thoughts, Love and Prayers are with the family. Earl, Thank You for being so kind to me during my teen years. I will always remember your wisdom and loving heart. May GOD Welcome you with open arms into the kingdom of Heaven and reunite you with your loving wife and family. God Bless You.

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