Edsel J. “Ed” Welch

Press Republican
Published:10/05/02

Edsel J. “Ed” Welch
Plattsburgh ? Edsel J. “Ed” Welch, 77, of Cornelia Street, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh.

He was born in Saranac on Sept. 7, 1925, the son of Milo and Mattie (Amo) Welch.

Edsel was a member of St. Peter’s Church in Plattsburgh, a charter member of the Peru Knights of Columbus, President of St. Vincent De Paul in Peru and had been involved with the Peru Youth Commission. He had been employed by A. Mason and Sons in Peru, owned Willsboro Supply Company in Willsboro and was a teacher of architectural drafting at John W. Harrold Educational Center until his retirement in 1985.

Edsel was recently honored for his participation in the development of the 1812 Homestead in Willsboro by director Jack Swan. A covered bridge was dedicated in his memory. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in the Philippines.

Edsel is survived by his wife of 51 years, Patricia (Lanoue) Welch of Plattsburgh; six children and three in-laws, Michael and Mary Welch of Deland, Fla., John Welch of Lyon Mountain, Paul Welch of Manahawken, N.J., William Welch of Plattsburgh, Colleen and Donald LaFountain of Peru and Thomas and Julie Welch of Plattsburgh; 12 grandchildren, Tifni Welch, Amy Horn, Laura Horn, Sarah Welch of Deland, Fla., Levi and Staci Welch of Houston, Texas, Jason, Matthew and Christopher Welch of Chateaugay, Gordon LaFountain, Tyler Puchrik, Seth Laroque and Gabriel Welch of Plattsburgh; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Joan and Frederick Plumadore of Clayburg, Carol Pommerining of Rochester and Imogene and Harold Bennett of Glendale, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.

Edsel was predeceased by a sister, Patricia Roberts; and two brothers, Stanton “Mike” Welch and Morris “Whitey” Welch.

Calling hours will be Sunday, Oct. 5, 2002, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday, Oct. 6, 2002, at 10 a.m. from St. Peter’s Church in Plattsburgh. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Plattsburgh.

Donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association.

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