James Joseph “Jay” Short

James Joseph “Jay” Short

Jul 1st, 1986 - Apr 20th, 2022

PARISH- James Joseph “Jay” Short, 35, passed away Thursday evening, April 20, 2022, in the Town of Verona, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
Born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on July 1, 1986, he was the son of Regina L. DuRose and James C. Short. A lifelong resident of Central New York, Jay was a graduate of Vernon-Verona- Sherrill High School and attended Herkimer Community College.
He was self-employed as an automotive mechanic and had previously been employed with Kirkland Automotive. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, dirt bike racing, fast cars, four wheeling, snowmobiling, fishing, snowboarding and played baseball and volleyball. He was very social and befriended people from all walks of life.
Surviving besides his mother, Regina L. DuRose, are Jonathan Colvin, who helped raise him from an early age; his daughter, Sylvia Lynn Short; his half-sisters, Kelly Malick and Sophia Robbi, both of Boston and Lindsay Colvin of Verona; his half-brothers, Ryan Robbi of Boston and Jonathan Colvin of Utica; his uncle, James DuRose and two aunts, Roietta DuRose and Jeanette (James) Jablanski; and his cousins, Joe, Tim, Jamie, Dale, Phillip, James and Danielle. He was predeceased by his father, James C. Short and his maternal grandparents, Richard and Barbara DuRose.
Friends may call at the Campbell-Dean Funeral Home Inc., 260 Main Street, Oneida, NY 13421, 11 AM- 1 PM, Thursday. Funeral services will be held at 1 PM immediately following calling hours. Interment will be made in Verona Cemetery. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.campbell-dean.com.


James D. Dalzell
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Apr 28th, 2022 6:59 pm
Regina, I am so unbelievably sorry to hear of JJ’s passing. I hurt me to my core to find out what happened. Jay was always a great friend to me and we hadn’t spoken in a couple of moths but I always cherished his friendship. He was a great person with a wonderful soul. I wish I could have been there for the calling hours and funeral. Unfortunately, I found out I contracted COVID yesterday and it wouldn’t have been right for me to come. Like many others I will miss him so much and I hope you can find peace in these trying times. My number is 1 (315) 813-4128 if you want to talk, call me anytime. Love, Jimmy Dalzelll

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