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George E. Short, 69, of Williamsville, a longtime Buffalo-area journalist and advertising executive, died Wednesday (Oct. 15, 1997) in Kenmore Mercy Hospital after a brief illness.

Born in Buffalo, he attended Millard Fillmore College at the University of Buffalo and had a degree in journalism.

He served in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1950 to 1952 on active duty and then on inactive duty until 1956.

He worked for the Buffalo Courier-Express from 1942 to 1953 as a reporter and then joined the Tonawanda News from 1954 through 1960, winning several awards for reporting.

From 1960 to 1966, he was public relations director for the Erie County Republican Committee and from 1966 until his retirement last year he was an advertising account executive in his own advertising enterprise.

He was a member of the Harry E. Crosby Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Kenmore for 40 years and was an avid sports fan.

Survivors include a daughter, Rae Ann Short of Lockport; two sons, William of East Amherst and David of the Town of Tonawanda; a brother, Willard of Town of Tonawanda; and two grandchil-dren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in New Covenant Tabernacle Church, 345 McConkey Drive, Town of Tonawanda. Interment will be private.


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