Raymond Thornton Short, Jr.

January 13, 1945 - August 22, 2017
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Raymond (Ray) Short, Jr., of Galveston, passed from this life on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at the age of 72. Ray was born on January 13, 1945 and was a lifelong Galvestonian. He was president of R. T. Short Plumbing & Heating for many years.  Ray was employed by Lowe’s Home Improvement as a master plumber and later retired as a plumbing inspector for the City of Galveston.  Ray also proudly served as a reserve officer with the La Marque Police Department and Galveston County Sherriff’s Department and held every office in the Galveston Gun Club.  Ray carried out the legacy of his grandfather and father with his love of fishing, hunting, children and dogs.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Lucille Short. Survivors include longtime companion, Virginia Pean and extended family: Lillian, Elisabeth, Kathleen, Cynthia, Gordon David Pean; his sister, Cathy Short and partner, Carol Spieler, and numerous cousins, other relatives and friends.

Ray’s family will receive visitors from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Monday, September 11 at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 10:00 am on Tuesday, September 12 with burial following at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Dickinson.

To share a memory or leave a condolence, please visit Ray’s page at malloyfuneralsandcremations.com.


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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, September 11, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Service Information

Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Time: 10:00 am

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Time: 11:15 am

Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery


, Dickinson, TX, 77539

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Born: January 13, 1945
Died: August 22, 2017

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Michael and Robin Sanders of Las Vegas posted on 9/13/17

You were such a knowledgeable plumber and I enjoyed working with you and your family. You will be greatly missed.


Rosemary sharp posted on 9/11/17

May you rest in peace, dear friend..


skip medina posted on 9/11/17

Cathy, I am sorry for your loss. Raymond and I were close friends at Kirwin. I will miss him.


Kelly Reagan posted on 9/10/17

Ray will be truly missed. He was such a caring man. I enjoyed our conversations over the years. My thoughts and prayers go out to Virginia as well as his sister and their families.