Mr. John Howard Short, age 82, of Potsdam, passed away on Friday, September 13, 2013 at his home in the town of Potsdam. Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 18 2013 from 4 - 7 p.m. A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday the 19 2013 at 10 a.m. with Msgr. Robert Aucoin celebrant. Burial will follow the service at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Potsdam, NY. Online condolences can be sent @www.garnerfh.com.