Madeline Short died Friday, June 13, 2014, in Rochester, NY.
Madeline Short died Friday, June 13, 2014, in Rochester, NY. She was born on June 16, 1922, in Chillicothe, to Irene (Waugh) Roberts, originally of St. Louis, and Warren Roberts, who was born in Mooresville. She attended elementary, middle and high school in Chillicothe and was her high school valedictorian. She graduated from the University of Missouri and did graduate work at Columbia University. She married James C. Short, a Marine Corps captain at the time, in a ceremony in her parents' Chillicothe home in August, 1945, and they were together until his death in 1989. She returned to Chillicothe to live when her husband was stationed overseas. Madeline and Jim Short moved to Rochester, NY, in 1975. There, Madeline joined Literacy Volunteers, PEO, the Pittsford Garden Club, her Kappa Kappa Gamma alumni chapter, the Century Club, the Landmark Society of Western New York and Christ Episcopal Church in Pittsford. She believed in a life of service--with some fun thrown in. Madeline is survived by her daughter Alice Short and her husband Steve Vielhaber of Los Angeles and grandchildren Greg and Madeline Vielhaber. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 17, at 11 a.m. , at Christ Episcopal Church, 36 S. Main Street, Pittsford, NY. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute to the Christ Church Memorial Fund or the Landmark Society of Western New York.