Albert “Shackle” William Short
Captain Albert “Shackle” William Short passed away August 31, 2020 at the age of 81. Beloved husband of Felecia Carroll Short for 61 years. Father of Eric Short (Cheryl), Kathleen Short (Mark Saucier), Christian Short (Julie), and Sally Blondiau (Kevin). Grandfather of Albert Short, II (fiancé Elise Dubroc), Andrew Short, Madeline Salmon, Katherine Salmon, Marshall Short, Nathan Blondiau (Megan Adams), and Catherine Blondiau. Great-grandfather of Kingsley McDonnell. Son of the late William Short and Catherine DeRocha Short. Brother of Donald Short (Karen). Uncle of d’Shay Brown, Nicette Short, Tilford Kulp, Andrea Schatz, and Kristina Kulp. He was a native of Algiers, and resident of Belle Chasse, LA. Albert graduated from Martin Behrman High School in 1957. He was commissioned as a Crescent River Port Pilot in 1962 and worked for 42 years until his retirement in 2003. He was a member of the Krewe of Mid-City and Sparta for many years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and a member of the Metro Bass Masters Fishing Club. In his later years Shack could be found having coffee every morning with his friends at “The Pink Store” in Jesuit Bend. He will be lovingly remembered as a legend on the river, and anyone who learned from him was a better pilot for it. Relatives and Friends of the Family attended the Visitation at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Belle Chasse, LA on Saturday, September 5, 2020, followed by a Funeral Mass. Interment: Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Gretna, LA. To view and sign the online guestbook visit www.mothefunerals.com. In Lieu of Flowers, please make memorial donations to Wounded Warrior Project, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Shriners Children’s Hospital.