Gerald "Jerry" G. Welsch, age 73, of Harborcreek Twp. went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 16, 2012. He was born on April 18, 1938 in Seagal, Pa., the son of the late Edwin and Margaret Goodyear Welsch. Jerry was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He worked and retired from General Electric after 35 years. He enjoyed auto mechanics, fishing and loved spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his wife of 32 years, Shirley C. Welsch in 2001 and his daughter Jodie Welsch Pease in 1994. Jerry is the beloved father of Delana Pierce (Richard) of Millcreek Twp., Michael Welsch (Stacy) of Richmond, Va., Danny O'Meara of Conneaut Lake, Pa., Bobby O'Meara of Erie, Ralph O'Meara (fiancé Lorie Bardwell) of Millcreek Twp., MSG Charles O'Meara (Claudia) stationed in Camp Casey, North Korea; grandfather of 14 and great-grandfather of eight. He is further survived by his beloved fiancé and constant companion Helen Hag. The family would like to thank Helen for the care, love and devotion she showed their father; we love you Helen. Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., East, 2607 Buffalo Road on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to attend a Funeral Service there on Friday at 11 a.m. conducted by Rev. Rich Pearson. A full military service conducted by the Erie Crawford County Burial Detail will follow at Laurel Hill Cemetery. To send condolences, visit www.dusckasfuneralhome.com.
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Dusckas Funeral Home - East Side
2607 Buffalo Road
Erie, PA 16510
Published in the Erie Times-News on Apr. 18, 2012