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Charles Thomas
Dr. Charles T. Shortall
Dr. Charles T. Shortall

Dr. Charles Thomas Shortall, a retired Towson veterinarian whose career spanned more than 40 years, died Friday of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The longtime Lutherville resident was 76. Dr. Shortall was born on a farm in Queen Anne's County and raised in Cordova. After graduating from Easton High School in 1953, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1957 from Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington, Del. He enlisted in the Army and after graduating from security school was sent to Eritrea, Africa. After being discharged in 1959, he enrolled at the University of Maryland, where he majored in animal husbandry. Dr. Shortall was selected to participate in the veterinary...