Shortway, Richard G., age 93, of North Haledon, NJ, on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Born in Paterson to the late Peter Shortway and Maude Distler, Richard was a Lieutenant for the Paterson Fire Department before retiring as Assistant Chief for the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office. A Sergeant in the U.S Army during WWII, Richard proudly received a Purple Heart during his service.
Richard was the beloved husband of the late Mary (nee: Taylor) for over 60 years. Dear brother of William Shortway and his wife, Ann, of Oldsmar, FL. Uncle of Laura Doud and her husband, Jack, of Wayne, William Shortway Jr. of Wayne, Greg Shortway and his wife, Heather of CA, Lonna Richmond of CA, and Jeffrey Shortway and his wife, Nancy, of Ringwood. Richard was predeceased by his brother, Harry Shortway, and his sister-in-laws, Gladys and Helen.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, 557 Lafayette Ave., Hawthorne. Interment will follow at Fair Lawn Cemetery, Fair Lawn. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Friday from 5-8 pm. (www.browningforshay.com).