LAVALE- Robert “Bob” Stanley Welsh, Jr., 88, of LaVale, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday September 7, 2021 at his home.
Born February 18, 1933, in Frostburg, Maryland, he was the son of the late Robert S. Welsh and Mary (Monahan) Welsh. He was preceded in death by his three sisters, Ellen Skidmore, Mary Robinette, and Catherine Purbaugh.
Before serving honorably in the Korean War, Bob was an alter boy at St. Michael’s School and graduated from Beall High School. He was a lifetime member of the Frostburg American Legion. Bob worked at the Celanese Fibers for 25 years. After a semi-retirement, he worked as a courier for First Federal, Hobitzel and Standard Banks. Bob had a deep faith in God that he drew upon in his long battle with heart and lung disease. He had a great love for all animals. Over the years, his dog, Lassie, and cats, Punkin, Fuzzy, Rocky, and Trouble, were constant companions. He was a die-hard sports enthusiast, following Nascar, the Washington Redskins, and the Pittsburgh Pirates.
He leaves behind his grieving wife, Helen. The couple recently celebrated their 64 years of marriage. Bob was totally devoted to his nephew, Matthew Hyland, and graciously accepted the role of a “grandfather”. Also surviving are his sisters-in-law, Dawn (Suzy) Hyland and husband Patrick, and Marla Haislip and husband, Charlie
The family will receive friends at the Bradley J. Duffy Funeral Home P.A. 1322 National Highway, LaVale on Sunday September 12, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
A Committal Service will be conducted at the Maryland State Veterans Cemetery Rocky Gap Chapel on Monday at Noon.
Interment will be in the Maryland State Veteran’s Cemetery, Rocky Gap.
Military Honors will be accorded by the Post 13 Veteran’s Honor Guard.
The family of Robert “Bob” Welsh wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to those who gave of themselves during his long illness. In particular, the employees of Standard Bank who offered gift cards, brought dinner, and above all, offered encouragement to keep his spirit up. The exceptional team from the VA; Missy (PA), Judy (BSN), Rick (Social Worker) and Amanda (PT). Our utmost thanks to the Hospice team of nurses; Chrissy, Kim, Casey, Chris, and Tracy. We want to also thank our neighbors, Greg and Debbie Pappas, who brought dinner and checked on Bob’s progress. The LaVale Pharmacy staff who worked diligently to make sure the ever changing medications were filled and were always available to answer and questions or concerns.
Finally to Jason Greene of Comfort Keepers. He went above and beyond his duties to care for Bob. He always asked how I was doing and offered to help in any way to make things easier for both Bob and myself. Jason is to be commended for his outstanding care.
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