Oscar A. Shortt

Oscar A. Shortt

April 10, 1932 - September 03, 2017

Oscar A. Shortt

April 10, 1932 - September 03, 2017


Oscar Albert “Al” Shortt Jr. passed away September 3, 2017, at his home in San Clemente, CA. Al was born April 10, 1932 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to Nina Shortt and Oscar Shortt Sr.

Al graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1954. Al was in the Air Force ROTC and earned his pilots license. After graduation he entered the U.S. Air Force where he was a Navigator/Bombardier for a B-52. After joining Al fought in the Vietnam war with distinction and returned home after being deployed for 18 months. Al retired from the Air Force in 1977 as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Al married the love of his life Ann Patterson in 1960. They had 3 children, Bob, Mike, and Glenn. They lived in Mississippi, North Carolina, and Atwater, CA.

Al and Ann eventually settled in Cold Springs, CA, where Al was a school teacher. Al loved the outdoors. He was an avid skier, hiker, and boater. He always could be found rooting for his Tar Heels during March Madness.

Al was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Ann Shortt; and his parents.

Al is survived by his three children Glenn and Bob of Orange County, CA and Mike of Baltimore, MD; and his 5 grandchildren Travis, Griffin, and Sierra, Michael, and Joey.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to www.alzheimers.org. Memorial services will be held in Laguna Hills on September 9 at 3:00pm and in Cold Springs.

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1 responses to Oscar A. Shortt

  1. We are thinking of you upon the passing of Oscar A. Shortt, Jr. here in Lewisville, N.C.. My Father , Lanier Williams , was good friends with both Oscar Sr. & Jr. as well as having them as our relatives. If you have a copy of the Williams Family Book , they are on page 179. You were blessed to have him all of those years, & are in our prayers.
    Clarke Williams
    Lewisville , NC

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