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Robert J. Welday

Robert J. Welday of West Chester Robert J. Welday, 92, of West Chester, died on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at Park Lane at Bellingham in West Chester. Robert was born in Ingomar, Pa. in 1920. Bob attended Allegheny College in Meadeville. He was a Flight Officer on a carrier in the Pacific during WWII. He was an organic chemist and worked in his field until the Korean conflict when he rejoined the Navy. Bob was a member of the Naval Security Group and was sent to England and Italy for the duration. Upon his return to the U.S., he joined the National Security Agency where he worked until his retirement in the early 1980's. In 2003, he moved to Bellingham. Bob is survived by his son, Robert Jr., and granddaughter, Michelle both of Annapolis, Md. and niece, Carol Taylor Berardi of West Goshen. Services and interment are private. Arrangements by DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc. of West Chester, 610-696-1181; www.DellaFH.com.

Published in The Daily Local on Feb. 26, 2013
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