Richard Charles “Dick” Welsh

January 10, 1937 - October 22, 2015

01/10/1937 - 10/22/2015

Past Services

Saturday October 24, 2015
11:00 am
Warwood Methodist Church
1438 Warwood Ave.
Wheeling, WV 26003

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

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Grace Pettner
8 years ago

So sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking of you at this time. Prayers,
Grace Chambers Pettner and Family
Ron and Carol Chambers

arlene kettler
8 years ago

Sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved husband, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Love Arlene, Walt and Erika

arlene kettler
8 years ago

Sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved husband. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Love, Arlene, Walt and Erika

arlene kettler
8 years ago

In memory of OBIT NAME, AUTHOR NAME lit a candle

katy stayduhar
8 years ago

Lisa, Jim, Emily, Chris, and Mrs Welsh: I just learned of the passing of Mr.Welsh and wanted to extend our family’s deepest and heartfelt sympathy for your loss.

Don and Becky Villanova
8 years ago

Lisa, Jim, and Family. Our deepest sympathy to you all. Love you, Donny, Becky, and family.

Beth Ray
8 years ago

Mrs. Welsh and family – All my sympathies. xoxox.

Michelle Lemons
8 years ago

Mrs Welsh and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of Mr. Welsh from working together and softball in Warwood. He was a great guy and will be missed. Prayers to you and yours.
Michelle Lemons

Helen Simmons Zacherl
8 years ago

In memory of OBIT NAME, AUTHOR NAME lit a candle

Helfer Family
8 years ago

Lisa, Jim and Family. Our deepest condolences. Please know that during this time of sorrow, the love of your family and friends will comfort you. Sending all our love, thoughts and prayers.

The Helfers