Donald Richard Welch, age 90 passed away on June 4, 2016. Donald was a WWII veteran in the 82nd Airborne, in which he served in combat with distinction. He attended the Milwaukee school of engineering, and later became a pioneer in the cafeteria food industry in Florida. He retired as a master chef at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. He is survived by his loving wife Mary of 62 years; his son William; daughter Cynthia, and his granddaughter Mary.
Published in The Bradenton Herald on June 12, 2016