Michael Craig Short

September 15, 1957January 5, 2019
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SHORT, Michael Craig age 61 of Willoughby, Ohio passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents, Nellie and Arnold Short; 4 brothers, Larry, Tommy, Charles and Ralph; grandson, Zachary Sever; great nephew, Christopher Short. Mike was survived by his favorite companion, Missy Lou; 3 daughters, April (Jeremy) Gallogly, Ashley (Matthew) Sever, Andrea (Brittany) Stone and 1 son, Austin Short; 1 favorite granddaughter, Ashlyn Short and 3 grandsons, Garrett Gallogly, Benjamin Sever, Cooper Gallogly as well as a brother, Dick (Linda) Short and sister, Lydia (Johnny) Gay; sister in laws, Donna Short, Mary Short and Shirley Short as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Michael was a musical master mind and had an aptitude for all instruments. He loved to build and play guitars, make music, praise and worship, fish and hunt. A celebration of Mike's life will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 2pm-6pm at Troy Church of the Nazarene 1200 Barnhart Rd. Troy, Ohio 45373.


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Doris Thompson

January 12, 2019

I am terribly sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I haven't talked with him since HS graduation but I have thought of him often. Home rooms build relationships. Thank you to the family for every wonderful photo you shared. Mike was the same kind person I remember and he had so much love in his life. Always a caring person. My sincere condolences and prayers to you all.

Victoria Dyer-Simpson

January 10, 2019

To Mike’s Family,
Ronnie, Rindy and I are so sorry for your loss. Mike always had a smile on his face and was the best father. We will treasure the memories we have of this sweet man. Ronnie said he was one of the best “Prop Dads”. Those Prop Dads had a blast together and shared so many laughs. My heart is breaking for Mike’s beautiful children. We are sending you the biggest hug and our prayers are with you.
Love, Ronnie, Vicky and Rindy

Pastor Joshua Grimes

January 8, 2019

I had the joy of being Mikes pastor for a season. He was a kind, hard working, and giving guy! He loved Jesus with all his heart! I know he is playing in the heavenly choir helping to lead worship of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Mike, see ya soon my friend!

Shirley Rappach-Criteser

January 8, 2019

I was sad to hear that this world lost a good honest God-fearing man. I am thankful to God for you Mike. You never gave up and were always smiling. I was blessed to have known you, and know that heaven has added to the hallelujah choir! Many blessings, peace and comfort to Mike's family and friends. Shirley

Brian Simon

January 8, 2019

My best friend! We shared many moments... too many to list. I can tell you this... He was a very loyal man and he loved his kids, grand children, fishing, music and most of all JESUS! It was an honor to call him friend and to serve our King, Christ Jesus together on so many occasions! You will be greatly missed bro!

Mike "Guitar Zilla" Short playing his own hand crafted "Ax" guitar: