Deborah Shortt
Deborah Shortt

Obituary of Deborah W. Shortt

ALEXANDRIA BAY Deborah W. Shortt, 52, St. Cloud, FL, formerly of Alexandria Bay, NY died Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Orlando Medical Center, Orlando, FL. Born March 20, 1959 in Wichita Falls, TX, she was the daughter of Earl J. and Dorothy E. "Elaine" Bidinger Shortt. She was a graduate of Alexandria Bay Central and Bryant and Stratton School of Business, She had worked for her father at Shortt's Marina, Alexandria Bay and as a security guard for Wells Fargo in Florida She married James Pledger December 17, 1977. Ms. Shortt loved doing things for her grandchildren, niece and nephew, spending time on the St. Lawrence River, traveling, writing poems, drawing, birds and all animals. Surviving besides her parents, Earl and Dorothy E. "Elaine" Shortt Jr., Redwood; a son, Benjamin J. Pledger and his wife, Jennifer, Adams; a daughter, Jessica A. Towles and her husband, Donald Towles III, Watertown; a brother, Kristopher S. Shortt and his wife Laurie, Merritt Island, Florida; a sister, Jennifer S. Shortt, Watertown; grandchildren, Ryan Towles, Sarah Towles and Carleigh Pledger; aunts and uncles, Charles Shortt, Redwood, Jon & Marjori Shortt, Shiloh, Tennessee, Paul & Roxanne Shortt, Alexandria Bay, Mary Jane Hall, Sacramento, CA, Celeste Bidinger, Sacramento, CA; a nephew, Joshua J. Shortt Jobson, Watertown; a niece Mackenzie Shortt Jobson, Watertown; numerous cousins and friends. Her grandparents, Earl J. and Clara W. Johnson Shortt and James G. and Dorothy J Bidinger, a great uncle, William Johnson, and a great aunt, Alice Johnson died before her. The funeral will be 11:00 AM Friday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Redwood with Pastor Mindy Bjorkman officiating. Burial will be at Barnes Settlement Cemetery, Alexandria Bay. Calling hours are 4pm to 7pm Thursday at Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Inc., Theresa. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your favorite charity in Deborah's name. Condolences may be made by clicking on the Send A Condolence link found at the bottom left of this page.
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