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. www.saulsfh.com
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My favorite Uncle, you were always a giant to me! Always funny as hell, brilliant wit and a huge heart. I can’t thank you enough for all you did for me and my kids! I love you Uncle Ron and we will live on in each other’s hearts forever!
Submitted by David Welch on Apr 6 2018 08:57:18 PM
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Ron’s niece, Karen Welch Parker lit a candle on Mar 16 2018 09:24:54 PM
Ron was, and always will be, my favorite brother-in-law. His jokes made me laugh, his art hangs in my den, and his wood burning of a covered bridge will always remind me of happy times!!!
Candi, I'm so sad Ron is no longer with us. Remember the good times you had together during all the many happy years. Love, Nancy
Submitted by Nancy Daley on Mar 16 2018 02:31:15 PM
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During much of my time in West Hartford, Ron was my confidant and friend, and although we later lost connections, I treasure the memories of both our professional and personal relationship during that period. Godspeed, Ron.
Submitted by Alan Coriaty on Mar 8 2018 11:44:22 AM
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RIP Ron You are in my thoughts and prayers along with your family. God bless and keep you.
Submitted by Barbara Lackey on Mar 7 2018 04:45:37 PM
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