I am so sorry Marian.As you know,we have worked well together over the years.David inspired me to do a lot of things.My sadness to the entire family.Sincerely,Clinton Collamore,Waldoboro
Marian and Family,
David was a jewel in the Marine Band. He was an outstanding musician and a joy on the long bus rides during the national tours. Dave and I would carpool occasionally when I lived in Silver Spring Maryland during the late 1960's. He was always a great source for advice and counsel. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. Captain John R Zimmerman
Dear Marian: We did not know David was ill, didn't know you had moved, last spoke to him at River Grille when he was eating alone and getting take-home for you. We appreciate all he did for the musioc at Round Top, and especially letting us make suggestions for some of the performers. We miss the concerts and we miss the Welkers. We are very sorry for your loss
David & Sylvia Bailey, Newcastle
To Marian and family, Please accept our condolences for your recent loss. Over the years we looked forward to seeing David's beautiful flower garden and attend many of his musical presentations at the Round Top Center. His dedication to the promotion of music provided many evenings of enjoyment to residents of Maine's Mid-Coast. Thank you David for your leadership in the arts and for your service to our Country. RIP.
I didn't know David was ill. Thanks to Ike Evans' emails to keep me posted. Our best to Marian and family and our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Bob and Barbara Cassel
I appreciated David's leadership as section commander of the clarinet section of the Marine Band and his talent as a bass clarinetist. Both Robin and I wish you strength and fond memories.
Steve Loew- Asheville NC
I was pleased to have known David and Marian in his last few years in Waldoboro. He made a gift of a clarinet to my granddaughter who lives in NC. He found that this was the instrument that she wished to play and I think it would please him to know she has done extremely well with his gift. I am sorry for the difficult times that he and Marian had to endure. He is fondly remembered by my wife and me.
I truly appreciate all the pictures of the history of David. I met him at dinner at Bullwinkle's Restaurant in Waldoboro Maine. I would purchase bananas and make him banana bread with walnuts. He ate every morsel and said it was his favorite. I am sad that I did not meet him under better circumstances as he had such a full life and was the active parent in his successful children's lives. He had such a cute way about him. He tried so hard to do all that was needed for he and Marian to live. It was a good time in my life to have shared a few precious moments with him as difficult times and dealings brought changes in his life. I believe he is in a better place. Rest well dear man. I am grateful for your life. I have your name engraved in my heart. Thank God for your life and military career. Love and hugs to all those who knew and loved him.
David Lee truly was a Man for All Seasons...a great thinker with carefully considered positions on politics and world affairs (he once considered a career in the Foreign Service)...he had soft, gifted hands - not in the mechanical sense - but in the way he could coax beauty out of his clarinet or his garden...he had calluses in all the right places (from the garden hoe on one hand to the clarinet thumb rest on the other)...More than anything, Dad was a giver...he would give you the shirt off his back (even if he had to go out in the middle of the night to buy it)...It is all these attributes, amongst many others, that we will miss most...but take comfort, all ye who knew the man,,,his legacy lives on in his children, and their children, and all the people we have touched - forever and forever...
For Marian, and all of David's family,
Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss. David was a very thoughtful, kind man and we pray the Lord will comfort you with a flood of the very best memories.
Ellen and Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. May your memories provide you comfort in this difficult time.
Thinking of my Uncle David with loving memory.
My Dad was the kindest, gentlest, and most loving man I have ever known. He was passionate about his wife and family, and loved us all deeply. No words can express the love, pride, and affection I hold for my Dad and how much I will always miss him.
Grandpa had the biggest heart and touched the lives of so many people. He was truly one of the kindest, most caring people I have ever known and would do anything for anybody. We miss him dearly.
I am so proud of my Dad. He was caring and kind and wanted to help anybody in anyway that he could. I am thankful to be so lucky to have him as my dad. I also would like to thank all the people that were fortunate enough to know him for all their kind words, thoughts, and prayers. Eric Welker
My sincere condolences to the Welker family. He was a great man and I love hearing all the amazing stories about his life. I am happy to have known him. My heart is with you all during this difficult time.
Tracey Sirkin, Tony Pavao & Jake Pinnetti
I will never forget my Grandpa, he was a truly great man and I can't even count the ways he has influenced my life. I will always love and remember him. Rest In Peace.
I have the fondest memories of my dad, who was the kindest, most compassionate father a girl could ask for.