Richard Charles “Dick” Welsh, 78, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Thursday, October 22, 2015, in Wheeling Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Dick was born January 10, 1937 in Pitcairn, Pa., a son of the late Robert H. and Charlotte J. Welsh. He retired from Wesbanco Bank, Wheeling and proudly served in the United States Army. He was a member of the American Legion and past member of the DPMA of Wheeling. He was an avid gardener and loved to supply friends and family with his crops.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Myrtle and John Parkinson; a sister, Shirley Josselyn; two brothers-in-law, James Parkinson and Paul Ponzetti; and a grandson-in-law, Timothy J. Paul.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Lynn (Beulah) Parkinson Welsh; two daughters, Sheri Lee Welsh Kernik and Lisa Marie Welsh Bucon (Jim); two sisters, Eveyln (Phil) Arlia and Kathleen Ponzetti; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Carol Parkinson.
Dick’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren, meant the world to him. He supported and encouraged them to be their best in all of their activities. His grandchildren are, Jessica Morgan Paul, Richard Morgan, Danielle Morgan (Poe) Leggette, Christopher and Emily Bucon, Alexander and Anthony Kernik; and great-grandchildren, Trevor and Kyla Leggette, Kelsie, Timothy (TJ) and Desiree Paul. He was also survived by several nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
There will be no visitation. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, October 24, 2015, at Warwood United Methodist Church, 1438 Warwood Avenue, Wheeling, with the Rev. Glen Baker, Jr. officiating. There will be a luncheon to share with family and friends immediately following the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Warwood United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyer.com