Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Farewell to a PRSA friend

Thanks to past PRSA Puget Sound president Wendy Townsend for sharing with us the loss of former PRSA member Frederick Short, who passed away Saturday, May 5, 2007, at his home in Shoreline, WA. He was 86.

Many of you may remember Fred as an active member of PRSA who worked in public relations for the Port of Seattle. Fred joined the Port of Seattle's Public Relations Dept in 1961. He handled corporate, seaport and Sea-Tac Airport media relations for 20 years and had a popular column for the employee magazine, Caught Short By Fred, which was a creative and entertaining commentary on the Port and society.

He was also active in many professional organizations associated with international transportation, maritime commerce and public relations including the Maritime Press Association, Public Relations Society of America, Propeller Club and the Virginia V Foundation.

You can read his obituary in The Seattle Times for more information about his fascinating life.

Suggested donations to Steamship Virginia V Foundation, WA Library for the Blind, Nature Conservancy or Providence Hospice of Seattle.

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