Robert H. "Mike" Welsh (1930 - 2015)

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Robert H. "Mike" Welsh, 84, of Wilson Road, Falls Creek, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at Penn Highlands DuBois.
Born April 20, 1930, in Grove Summit (Beechwoods), Jefferson County, he was the son of the late William Walter and Eva Cable Welsh. He was married Sept. 29, 1950, to Joyce Boleen Welsh. She survives.
Mike attended the Beechwoods School.
A U.S. Army Korean War Veteran, he received the Purple Heart for injuries sustained during the battle of Pork Chop Hill. After returing home from his time in the Army, he attended and was a graduate of the DuBois Business College.
Retired, Mike had been employed as a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 20 years. Farming also was a part of his entire life, and he continued to farm where he was born and raised right up until his illness.
He was a member of the Beechwoods Presbyterian Church. Mike was a member of the American Legion, V.F.W., and the D.A.V. He enjoyed hunting and boating.
He is also survived by three daughters: Marla (Ron) Sunderland of Falls Creek, Leslie (Patrick) Trunzo of Brockway and Pamela (John) Basl, also of Brockway; one son, Dennis (Sheila) Welsh of Falls Creek; one brother, Chester (Doris) Welsh of Brockway; and two sisters, Anna Belle Preston of Brockway and Louise (Victor) Lundberg of Falls Creek. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four sisters: Margaret Daugherty, Elizabeth Geraldi, Dorothy Lundberg and Nancy Welsh and four brothers: James, William, Fred and Charles Welsh.
Calling hours will be from 2-5 p.m. today (Sunday, Jan. 18) and also from 10-11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at the Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc. in Brockway. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with Pastors Dave and Emily Koehler, as well as, Pastor Dave Nagele officiating. Full military honors will be accorded Monday morning at the funeral home by Parson-Marnatti Post #95 of the American Legion. Burial will follow in the Beechwoods Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Penn Highlands DuBois Hospice or the Beechwoods Presbyterian Church. Online condolences may be left at
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Published in The Courier Express from Jan. 18 to Jan. 19, 2015
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