BATAVIA, N.Y. - Joseph P. Welch, 83, a native of Bradford, Pa., died unexpectedly on Monday (Nov. 4, 2013).
Mr. Welch was born March 17, 1930, in Bradford, the son of the late W. Leo and Natalie Trieskey Welch.
A veteran of the Korean War
, he served in the U.S. Army
, having been discharged as a first lieutenant.
He is survived by his wife, Susanne Duhan Welch, whom he married June 9, 1956; his children, Joseph P. Welch Jr. of Batavia, Julie (Douglas) Burt of Cuba, N.Y., Mary Ellen (Robert) Zickl of Batavia, Kathleen (Daniel) Carr of Cheektowaga, Eileen (Brad) Zilliox of Webster, Sheila (Scott) Woodrich of Oakfield and Peggy (Robert) Swapceinski of Bergen; and one sister, Mary Kammerer of Rochester.
He was the loving grandfather to Susie, Sean, Sarah, Katie, Joanna, Hannah, Meghan, Matt, Haley, Brett, Joe, Danny, Zach, Jimmy, Emily, Adam, Josh and Caitlin.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held today.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, Batavia.
Memorials may be made to Notre Dame High School, 73 Union St.; or St. Joseph's School, 2 Summit St.; both Batavia, N.Y. 14020.
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