Ruby M. Short

May 2, 1944 ~ April 7, 2019 (age 74)

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Ruby M. Short, 74, of Williamsport, PA passed away early Sunday April 7, 2019 at Manorcare South.  She was born May, 2, 1944 to William and Estelle (Jenkins) short in Newark, NJ. For much of her working career she owned and operated various businesses, later in life she worked at manufacturing event data recorders.  Ruby was a very popular and flamboyant lady who enjoyed travelling (went on a trip around the world) and fashion.  She enjoyed watching movies and was known to be a rather feisty woman.

Ruby is survived by her son:  Lester Short of Williamsport; 4 grandchildren:  Dia Haskins of Virginia, Nashan Braggs of Los Angles and Ibn-Salaam Short of Lancaster; 2 great-grandsons; 3 sisters:  Thelma Short of NJ, Mable Short of NJ, and Jeanette Richardson of VA; Several nieces and nephews including:  Tyrik, Kim, Pam, Shaquanna, Kamilla, Ishmael, Zayykiah, Von-Von, Clarence, Lamar, Heather, Chris and Tommy, with whom she was especially close, and a host of great-nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents and 1 sister Stella Wilson.

The family has entrusted the Maneval Allen Redmond Cremation and Funeral Service, 500 West 4th Street Williamsport, Pa 17701, with her arrangements which will be private at the convenience of the family.  To share a memory of Ruby or condolence with her family, please visit

My Mother

My mother is a woman like no other,

She gave me life, nurtured me, taught me, fought for me, held me, shouted at me, cried with me and kissed my tears away, but most important she loved me


My Mother Ruby Mae Short

There are not enough words I can say to describe just how important my “mMother” Ruby Mae Short was to me, and what a powerful influence she is and will always be in my life.

Her loving son Salaam

G-Mom Ruby Mae Short was affectionately known, opinionated, and original.  She had a flair and style of her own.  Ruby Mae Short was truly a blessing to all she touched and loved, realistic as they come, truly a “gem” of a woman.  What are we going to do without “her”?  I know we thought we’d have her forever, and we will.  She’s in every song we listen to.  She’s in every prayer we whisper.  Family first is what she instilled, and that’s what we’ll continue to live by.  God took Ruby Mae home, in Him we must trust.

Our   G-Mom

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