Benjamin Byron Short St., 71, of Highmount, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2011 at Kingston Hospital with complications from a long illness.
He was born July 14, 1939 in Highmount, the son of the late William and Evelyn Barley Short.
Ben was a lifelong resident.
He attended Fleischmanns High School and earned his GED in the United States Army. He was a lifelong resident of Ulster and Delaware counties. He served in the U.S. Army four years, stationed in the European Theatre. Ben married his high school sweetheart, Virginia Todd, on October 21, 1960.