Mark Anthony Short

January 01, 1963 - January 12, 2023

Mark Anthony Shortt of Dover, DL passed away Thursday, January 12, 2023. He was 60. Mark was born January 1, 1963 in Newport News, Virginia to Marshall Shortt and Joyce Akers Shortt. He was raised in Virginia and joined the Navy serving 5 years as a Navy Seal, being stationed overseas, Grande, and Beirut, Lebanon, after which he took a short hiatus and then joined the Air Force Reserves being stationed overseas in the Middle East retiring in 2009. Mark was a member of the DAV in Delaware. Buying and selling antiques was his passion and had a small booth at the Whistle Stop store in Middletown. Mark enjoyed traveling and he loved his Country and Family. He is survived by his parents Marshall and Joyce Shortt of Newport News, VA; his wife of 14 years, Laura Lee McComas Shortt of Dover; brother, Timothy Shortt and his wife Milara of Tampa Bay, FL; and his puppy Mr. Bailey. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Forrest and Laela Shortt, Merritt and Pearl Akers, both of Floyd. Funeral services were held 11AM Monday, January 30, 2023 at Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road (Rt.10), Dover,DL. Interment was at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear. For those unable to attend the funeral service there will be a livestream on, it can be found under the “Upcoming Livestreams” tab and viewed by clicking on his or her name. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made St Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Shriners Hospital for Children.

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Ben Harmon

Olive Hill, KY
February 20, 2023

I'm saddened to learn of Mark's passing. Although I never had the pleasure to meet Mark, he was my second cousin. Marshall and my mother, Dorothy Shortt Harmon, were first cousins. Dorothy was the daughter of Pose and Ada Shortt. Many prayers for family and friends.