HANNIBAL, NY – Ward “Bud” Shortslef Jr., 92, of Sterling, passed away Thursday December 11, 2014, at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego.
He was born in Oswego, a son to the late Ward and Amanda (Walrath) Shortslef and was a life resident of Sterling.
Ward was a graduate of Hannibal schools.
He retired from Sealright in Fulton and had returned to work as a laborer at Ontario Orchards.
Ward was a member of the Bluegrass Association and enjoyed farming and Bluegrass music.
He was predeceased by a son, Dale Shortslef; three brothers, Arthur, Menzo and Robert Shortslef; and a sister-in-law, Anna May Shortslef.
He is survived by a son, Gary Shortslef on Manlius; five grandchildren, Crystal Hatten of Sterling, Dawn Delacruz of Fulton, Andrea Shortslef of Oswego, James Shortslef of Hannibal and Kristy Pritchard of Sterling; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyn (Eugene) Pritchard of Sterling and Theresa (Michael) Naklick of Florida; two brothers, Neil (Hope) Shortslef of Sterling and Harold (Louise) Shortslef of Fulton; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held in the spring at Springbrook Cemetery, Sterling.
Calling hours will be conducted 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, December 15, at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St.
Foster Funeral Home, Inc.