Ronald Edward Welch



Ronald Edward Welch, age 83, of Bluffton, SC died Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Coastal Carolina Hospital.

Mr. Welch was born on November 26, 1934 in Waterbury, CT, the son of the late Margaret Kelleher Welch and Thomas Joseph Welch. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving honorably in the Korean War. Following his military tenure he began his formal education at San Fernando Valley State College earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1966 and a Master of Science from Central CT State College in 1971. He started his career as a teacher in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA during the 1960’s. He later taught in West Hartford, CT where he retired in 1995 after 30 years of service. He was a talented artist, wood burner, and avid reader.

Mr. Welch was preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy Barton of Hopkinton, MA; brothers, Edward Welch of Florida, Tom Welch of California, David Francis Welch; and sister, Joan M. Welch of Naugatuck, CT. He is survived by his wife, Candi Welch; daughters, Doreen Brynga of Thompson, CT and Jennifer Lackey of Purcellville, VA; son, Michael Welch of Southington, CT; brother, Daniel Welch of Southington, CT; sister, Maureen Hunter of Winchester, MA; grandchildren, Brynn Lackey, Eryn Lackey, Logan Lackey, Samantha Welch, Tyler Welch, Meghan Barton, and Halley Barton; great-grandchild, Ezra Jones; and various nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will take place at a later date in West Hartford, CT.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances to benefit Marine Corps families Parris Island may be made to Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS), Attention: Charlotte Gonzalez, P.O. Box 55018, Beaufort, SC 29904.

Sauls Funeral Home of Bluffton is assisting the family.