Ward ‘Bud’ Shortslef Jr., 92

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 ‘Bud’ Shortslef Jr
Ward Shortslef Jr

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.


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  1. My deepest sympathy goes out to the Shortslef family. Bud was a great guy and a lot of fun and he loved to play his guitar. My family years ago use to party together and they all would play their instrument and we would all sing and we all would have a great time. Those were the good old days. I will never forget those days. Bud will be missed a lot but never be forgotten.

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