Welnick, Thomas William Sr.
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88 peacefully passed away surrounded by his family on January 11, 2014. A Phoenix native, he was born May 29, 1925 to Leo Sr. and Edna Welnick. He was a graduate of Kenilworth Elementary at St. Mary's High School. After graduation he enlisted in the Navy during WWII where he served in the South Pacific. After the war, he attended Arizona State College and worked in the produce industry until his retirement. He was preceded in death by his brothers Leo Jr. and Michael and his son Stephen Joseph. He is survived by Sarah, his loving wife of 65 years, his children Deborah (Brian) Weller, John (Lynn), Kathleen (Mike) Robertson, James (Lois), Judith Sprott, Mary (Earl) Meyer, Thomas Jr., Gregory, Mark (Sandy), Jean (Bill) Carreno and Sharon (Mike) Johnson, 16 Grandchildren and 18 Great Grandchildren. Visitation and rosary service will be held at Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary 7924 N 59th Ave Glendale, AZ 85301 on Thursday, January 16 from 5-8 pm. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, January 17th at 1:30pm at St. Elizabeth Seton Church 9728 W Palmeras Dr. Sun City, AZ. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Mary's Food Bank or St. Vincent De Paul. To send online condolences please visit www.chapelofthechimesmortuary.com
Published in The Arizona Republic from Jan. 15 to Jan. 16, 2014