Barry Shorthouse Obituary, Death – Barry Owen Shorthouse died at age 88 on November 14, 2022. Barry Sottile was married to Donna and the father of Julie Elizabeth Shorthouse (Gareth Burnett), Katherine (John) Boyer, Eric (Stacy) Sottile, and Andre’ (Erica) Sottile. Andrew and Genevieve Sottile, Michaela (Chris) Tweten AZ, Tristen D’ Angelo AZ, brother Clive Shorthouse (Mary) of Newhaven England, nieces Clare (John) Fowler, Fleur, (Geoff) Hemmings, Charlotte (Marcel) Xerri and their families of England. In Shorthouse, Waterlooville, England, he chatted with cousin Bill.

Francis Clive and Ann Rose (Murray), nicknamed Badger, predeceased him. Southampton-born Barry was born in 1933. Jim Wilkes and he both attended Taunton School. B.Sc. Chem SU. DLCs. M.Sc. systems control and mathematics from Loughborough. Imperial College London; Cambridge’s Churchill College. Graham Thomas was one of the first graduate students he met at Churchill College. Barry enjoyed September events. He coached the Churchill College Cambridge Rowing Team and designed the Churchill College Tie.

His progression from Lecturer to Full Professor included UK stints at Cambridge, Exeter, Southampton, and Liverpool, where he was Director of the Design Study Group UK. In 1974/75, while at the British Open University, he was designated as the Representative of British Universities to the Americas, taking up office in Washington DC. His favorites were the Forrestal and White House dinners on July 6, 1976. Barry discussed OU at academic meetings. They met there. They married quickly. East, Wayne, and Michigan professor.

Barry loved the water, whether in a pram dinghy or Bramble, his last sailing yacht. Monroe Boat Club and Island Sailing Club member (UK). His passion for teaching and the necessity for crew drew many young boys to crew, whether it was a midweek event or the grueling Mackinaw Races. One of the Taunton Masters persuaded him to pursue art instead of science, which he excelled in. Older heads urged he ‘do art as a hobby’ while he was a successful scientist. He listened. After retirement, Harry and Donna cruised with Aunt Bett’s Brown Bear. Locally, he belonged to Monroe Watercolor, Digital Photography, and Floral City Harmonizers. He loved singing as a choirboy.

He joined the Monroe Historical Society, Monroe Genealogical Society, and more. 1201 S. Barry’s funeral is at 1:30 in Monroe, MI 48161. Donations can be sent to St Mary Catholic Central Scholarship Fund, Monroe Catholic Elementary School Scholarship Fund, St Jude, or Monroe County Library System. Thanks to Pat, Taylor, The Ohioians, and Hampton Manor Dundee’s support group. Visit for condolences.