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Philip James Welsh Philip James Welsh passed away on December 3, 2012 at home surrounded by his loving family. Philip was the son of William and Nita (Durieux) Welsh. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Kimberly (Wendell) Welsh, in 2001. He is survived by his loving children William, Philip, and Caroline Welsh and devoted siblings, Charles Welsh (Alice) and Victoria DiBono (Peter) as well as his nieces Elizabeth DiBono, Jennifer Wendell; nephews Peter DiBono, Dylan Holborn-Welsh, Brian Wendell; and the Wendell family in Attleborro, MA.
Philip was born on July 3,1956 in San Francisco. He attended Notre Dame des Victoires Grammar School, St. Ignatius High School and graduated from UC Berkeley with a major in Political Science. Following he served for more than 18 years with SFPD, Central Station, San Francisco.
Philip was a fan of football, basketball, and baseball as well as any sport his children chose to play including volleyball and rugby. He was a member of the Olympic Club for 45 years enjoying all it had to offer, especially his participation and skill in handball tournaments. Philip also was known to be skilled with a quick wit. His jokes and clever stories filled with witticism, puns, and comedy were the cause of much hilarity at many a family dinner. We will forever remember your stories and laugh again.
Philip's rich history of growing up in San Francisco was filled with fond memories. He loved this city and the people in it. Philip's gestures of kindness and concern for others extended not only to friends and family but equally to those who seemed to have hit a bump in the road or had difficulty taking care of themselves. He cared about every one, but above all he cared and loved his children most. As with most parents, Philip wished his love could have taken his children's pain away when their mother passed in 2001; but he knew they would grow from the pain into the individuals they wanted to be weaved with gestures of kindness and concern for others. For Philip, such gestures are what makes the world livable and enjoyable. We are grateful for this legacy and your laughter, Philip. We love you and will miss you.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, December 10, 2012 at Saint Brendan's Church, 29 Rockaway Ave. (at Ulloa), San Francisco, CA. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, you may contribute to Philip's children's college fund at the following: San Francisco Police Credit Union,RE: Philip Welsh Children's College Fund,P.O. Box 22219, San Francisco, CA 94122-0219
Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Dec. 8 to Dec. 9, 2012
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