Dr. Robert Bond WELCH M.D.
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On January 5, 2021, Dr. Robert Bond Welch, M.D., beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Truslow Welch, devoted brother of Sarah Bond Welch Geary of Alexandria, VA and uncle of John Welch Geary of Annapolis, MD, died at Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations may be sent to: Robert Bond Welch Professorship in Ophthalmology, c/o Brianna Miller, Johns Hopkins Office of Planned Giving, San Martin Center, 2nd Floor, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 or GBMC, Welch-Hoover Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology, c/o John C. Jeppi, GBMC Foundation, 6701 N. Charles Street, Towson, MD 21204 or Saint David's Episcopal Church, 4700 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210. Arrangements by the family owned Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Inc.

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Published in Baltimore Sun on Jan. 7, 2021.
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January 13, 2021
Dr. Welch was a wonderful ophthalmologist and a wonderful person. He was kind, thoughtful and a great role model. He took over as chief of ophthalmology from Dr. Hoover while I was a resident at GBMC. May he Rest In Peace.
Robert A. Kolarczyk MD
Student
January 10, 2021
Dr Welch was a wonderful gentlemen. He was kind and thoughtful to all the members of my family who he treated for a rare genetic eye disease. He was a very personable gentleman who never forgot the name of a family member, where they lived, their children’s names, etc. He removed tumors from my eyes about twenty times over a 40-year period. The most painful part of the procedure was getting a needle injected near the eye to numb it. It was usually the responsibility of one of his residents to inject the needle. However, I always requested that Dr Welch do it because he had the softest and most gentle of hands. And he always complied and the needle was so less painful. My wife, Jean, and I continued to see Dr Welch at his Annapolis office after he retired from GBMC. We looked forward to our annual checkups with him there as we had an opportunity to talk to him and Betty who managed the office. And it was always so nice to talk to them both. We will miss Dr Welch. He was kind, humble, smart, and caring, and one of the finest men we’ve ever known. May his soul Rest In Peace. Our condolences to his family and friends.

Norb and Jean Rieg
Norb Rieg
Friend
January 9, 2021
Norb Rieg
Friend
January 9, 2021
Dr Welch was a wonderful, thoughtful, and generous gentleman who was a friend and mentor to so many for his entire adult life. Among his many accomplishments was his membership and leadership in the Ancient South River Club, in which he served for nearly 60 years - longer than any other member in the Club's 300 year history. We will miss his cheerful disposition, his wise counsel, and irreplaceable wisdom. God Bless Bob Welch.
Garnett Clark
Friend
January 9, 2021
Dr Welch was not just my physician but also a mentor. I will always be grateful for his lessons. May he Rest In Peace with Betty.
Edward c Watters iii, md
Friend
January 7, 2021
I met Dr Welch in 1966 as a 16 year old patient with VHL. I am grateful for his generosity of time, skills, care, and compassion throughout many years. May God rest his soul and continue to bless all who knew him. Maryetta Grabowski
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