Albert W. Welsh
Albert W. Welsh, 91, a resident of 25 Cree Drive, Lock Haven, formerly of Muncy, passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2009 in the Extended Care Unit of the Lock Haven Hospital. Born in Woodward Twp., Clinton County, PA, on Tuesday, August 6, 1918, he was the son of the late John Lynn and Lena (Sencer) Welsh.
He was the husband of Phyllis M. (Brown) Fairchild Welsh with whom he celebrated a 28th wedding anniversary on October 31st. Albert was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine E. Williamson Welsh, in 1970.
Albert was a 1937 graduate of Lock Haven High School and a 1940 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Embalming at Cincinnati, Ohio. He honorably served during World War II with the U.S. Army in the European Theatre with the 1265th Engineering Combat Battalion.
Albert was a self employed funeral director. He served his apprenticeship at the Roy L. Welsh Funeral Home at Lock Haven and the Seriff Funeral Home at Berwick. In April of 1949 he established the Albert W. Welsh Funeral Home at Muncy which he owned and operated for 33 years, retiring in 1982.
He was a member of the Muncy Baptist Church. Albert was a member of Edward J. Smith V.F.W. Post 3428 at Muncy where he was a Past Commander and had also served as Quarter Master for 16 years. Albert and his wife were residents of Florida for 27 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, jig saw puzzles and collecting and refinishing antiques.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Albert W. and Charlotte Welsh II, Melbourne, FL; Lynn S. and Juanita Welsh, Lucas, TX; one sister, Evelyn M. Cranmer, Lock Haven; three step-children, James and Sally Fairchild, Wayne; Ann and Jeff Fitch, Wayne; Thomas and Cindy Fairchild, Athens, and one nephew, Ashley and Kelly Cranmer, Lock Haven. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 N. Main Street, Muncy at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 10, 2009 with Rev. Scott Warren, his pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Woolrich Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday from 12:00 – 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Graveside military services will be conducted by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County. The family will provide the flowers. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Muncy Baptist Church, W. Penn and S. Market Streets, Muncy, PA 17756. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.