Donald Welty
1950 - 2020
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Donald J. Welty

Donald Jerome Welty September 15, 1950 - November 11, 2020

Donald J. Welty of Westfield, NJ and Albuquerque, NM passed away peacefully surrounded by family on November 11, 2020. He is survived by his beloved, beautiful wife of 49 years Virginia, daughters Melanie and Starr, grandchildren Amy and Scott, great-grandchildren Aurora and Atlas, and his companion of twenty years, his African grey parrot Neptune.

Don recently retired after a 17 year long career at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Socorro, NM. He was an avid geologist, master home chef, fisherman, swimmer, scuba diver, gardener, and inspiration to many. His legacy and adventures will carry on in the generations that follow and in the lives he has touched.

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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Nov. 15, 2020.
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November 19, 2020
Rest in peace.
Nancy Wright Elliot
November 16, 2020
Dear Virginia & Family - So sad to learn of Don's passing. What a brainiac he was when it came to crunching numbers at the Albuquerque Board of Realtors. My husband Don & I were just talking about him the other day. When we switched to Macs way back when, Don grasped Excel in a day, while I still trying to figure out what a "mouse" did. He was a kind, patient and funny guy. A delight to work with during my tenure at the Board. Blessings of comfort to you.
Rosemary Alvino-Ditmore
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