Robert H. “Mike” Welsh

OI66588653_MWelshphoto[1]Robert H. “Mike” Welsh age 84 of Wilson Road Falls Creek, Pa. died on Friday, January 16, 2015 at Penn Highlands DuBois.

Born April 20, 1930 in Grove Summit (Beechwoods) Jefferson County, he was the son of the late William Walter and Eva Cable Welsh.

He was married on September 29, 1950 to Joyce Boleen Welsh and she survives.

He attended the Beechwoods School.

A U.S. Army Korean War Veteran, he received the Purple Heart for injuries sustained during the battle of Pork Chop Hill.

After returing home from his time in the Army, he attended and was a graduate of the DuBois Business College.

Retired, Mike had been employed as a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 20 years.

Farming also was a part of his entire life, and he continued to farm where he was born and raised right up until his illness.

He was a member of the Beechwoods Presbyterian Church.

Mike was a member of the American Legion, V.F.W; and the D.A.V. He enjoyed hunting and boating.

In addition to his wife he is also survived by 3 daughters: Marla (Ron) Sunderland of Falls Creek; Leslie (Patrick) Trunzo of Brockway and Pamela (John) Basl also of Brockway; 1 son: Dennis (Sheila) Welsh of Falls Creek; 1 brother: Chester (Doris) Welsh of Brockway and 2 sisters: Anna Belle Preston of Brockway; Louise (Victor) Lundberg of Falls Creek.

He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by 4 sisters: Margaret Daugherty, Elizabeth Geraldi, Dorothy Lundberg, Nancy Welsh and 4 brothers: James, William, Fred and Charles Welsh.

Calling hours will be on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. and also from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. on Monday at the Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc. in Brockway.

The Funeral Service will be at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home with Pastors Dave and Emily Koehler as well as Pastor Dave Nagele officiating.

Full Military Honors will be accorded on Monday morning at the funeral home by Parson-Marnatti Post #95 of the American Legion.

Burial will follow in the Beechwoods Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Penn Highlands DuBois Hospice or the Beechwoods Presbyterian Church.

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