Thomas F. "Tom" Shortell, 78, of the Peasleeville Road, Schuyler Falls, died Friday, November 24, 2017 at the UVM Health Network, CVPH, Plattsburgh.
He was born in Pittsfield, Mass, March 7, 1938 the son of John and Irene (Stevenson) Shortell.
Tom worked on the family owned farm, ran his Backhoe Business, Shortell & Son, and was a Scraper Operator in Arizona. When he returned to the area, Tom worked for Brunell Asphalt, drove truck for Anchor Motor Freight, followed by Chemical-Leaumon and lastly, Fort Edward Express.
Left to cherish the memory of Tom are his children; son, Richard Shortell; daughter, Kathy Santor and husband Terry; grandchildren, Kevin Shortell, Troy Bushey, and Brittany and Michael Lafave; and great-granddaughter, Bailey Lafave.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Nancy J. Shortell, November 6, 2017; and brothers, John Shortell and James Shortell.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 11 to Noon at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. A funeral service will be held at Noon in the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William G. Reamer, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Augustine's Cemetery, Peru.
Donations in memory of Thomas F. Shortell may be made to the Peru Elmore SPCA PO Box 686, Peru, NY 12972.
Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055.