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Lee F. Shortess Lee F. Shortess, 85, passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2007, at Millcreek Community Hospital in Erie, PA after an extended illness. Lee was born in Berwick, PA on October 14, 1921, the son of the late William and Ella (Michael) Shortess and graduated from Berwick High School in 1939. He served in the US Coast Guard during WWII and retired from the PA Fish Commission as a Waterways Patrolman and Supervisor in 1982. Upon retirement, Lee lived in Arcadia, FL where he spent 25 wonderful years. He was a member of Pine Level United Methodist Church in Arcadia and the Masonic Temple. Lee was an accomplished woodworker and handyman. He was known for the beautiful wood bowls that he designed and created. Besides woodworking, he loved to golf, fish, play cards, spend time with friends in Arcadia, and eagerly looked forward to spending holidays and summers with his family in Erie. His dear sister, Georgia Albright of Berwick in June 2003, preceded him in death. Lee was a loving and caring father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, and all those whose lives he touched will sadly miss him. Lee is survived by his daughter, Deborah Esper and her husband, Dr. Alan Esper and their children, Michael, Jillian, and Laura Esper of Erie, a special nephew, Kirk Kressler and his wife, Sandra, of Mechanicsburg, PA and several grand nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Dusckas-Martin Funeral Home, Inc., 4216 Sterrettania Rd, on Saturday from 3 p.m. until time of service there at 4:30 p.m. conducted by the Rev. Dan Owen. Private interment. Memorial contributions may be made to The Caring Place, 510 Cranberry St., Erie, PA 16507.
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