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Peter Beach Short

April 4, 1947 January 27, 2009
Peter Beach Short
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Obituary for Peter Beach Short

Former Grosse Pointe resident Peter Beach Short, 61, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009. He lived in Milford. He leaves behind a loving family and many wonderful friends.

Mr. Short graduated from Grosse Pointe South High School and Western Michigan University. He received his J.D. from the University of Detroit Law School. He started his career as a teacher before embarking on a career as an attorney practicing in the Detroit area. In later years he enjoyed success as a finance/leasing consultant.

Mr. Short spent many years on the platform tennis circuit and enjoyed some of his happiest moments playing the sport. In addition, he authored a book on golf, "R.A.T.S.," rules according to Short, and hosted an annual golf tournament in his name.

He is survived by the love of his life, Kathy Miller of Milford; his daughter. Melanie (Jack) Letzer of Ellicott City, Md.; his stepson, William Miller of Milford; his brother, George (Mary Ann) of Grosse Pointe; his sister, Mary (David) Halsted of Terre Haute, Ind., and his grandchildren, Frederick and Alexandra.

Uncle Pete also cherished his nieces and nephew.

A family service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Metropolitan United Methodist Church, 8000 Woodward Ave., Detroit MI 48202; Michigan Humane Society, Development Department, 30300 Telegraph Road, Suite 2200, Bingham Farms, MI 48025; or Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Contributions �VE01FS, 4100 John R, Detroit, MI 48201.

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