David P Welch

Born: Mon., Apr. 4, 1955
Died: Tue., Apr. 14, 2020

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David P. Welch, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother


ELDRED, Pa.  David P. Welch, 65, passed away on Tuesday (April 14, 2020) following an apparent heart attack.


Born on April 4, 1955, in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of John Clair and Thelma S. “Tommie” Palmatier Welch. On Oct. 19, 1990, in Eldred he married Marie J. Stocking, who survives.


He was a 1973 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School and a lifetime resident of the Eldred area.


Dave had been employed by Ball Incon, in Port Allegany, and the Ethan Allen Co., in Eldred, and had recently been employed at ARG in Bradford.


He was a member of the Sons of the Legion Post 887 of Eldred; a social member of the VFW Post 2092 of Eldred; and a life member of the Eldred Conservation Club.


Dave loved hunting, especially with his son, Pat, and his grandchildren, and enjoying a Pabst Blue Ribbon. He also liked his time spent with his friends, including Steve and Matt Gray.


Surviving in addition to his wife, are a son, Patrick (Amy) Welch; two stepsons, Tim (Lesli) Whitney and John (Brandi Weatherley) Bennett; three stepdaughters, Michelle (Randy) Robinson, Vicky (Butch) Kerr and Sharon (Dan) Gleason; three grandchildren, Harley, Riley and Kaylee; several step-grandchildren; a great-grandson, Jackson Philip Welch; several step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Tom (Bonnie) Welch; three sisters, Frances (Galen) Lester, Elizabeth Welch and Ina (Gary) Payne.


Dave was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Welch in 2007.


The family requests that due to the present rules on social gathering, a memorial service be held at a later date to be announced.


Memorials may be made to Eldred American Legion Post 887.


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Anne Bennett and Michael Maynard
   Posted Fri April 17, 2020
We are so sorry for your family's loss. He will be missed. Prayers and hugs for all.

becky irons
   Posted Fri April 17, 2020
I am so Sorry to hear this.. He was so nice, had lots of good times with Dave, Im really glad I knew Him.....

Anne Bennett & Michael Maynard
   Posted Sat April 18, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. He will be missed. Prayers and hugs for the family.

Gary Hagg
   Posted Sat April 18, 2020
Sadly, I haven't seen Dave for many years. We worked at Viko in the 70,s and spent some time on the weekends at the Red Lion socializing with the guys from Eldred, Port, and Smethport. As I recall,Dave was quick with a smile, laughed at some good jokes, and was a loyal friend when the need arose. If I could live my life again, I would make time for friends and family...RIP old Friend.... Gary Hagg

Lynn Higley
   Posted Tue April 21, 2020
So sorry for your loss...sending sympathy to all of your family.

Karen Evingham Wyckoff
   Posted Thu April 23, 2020
Tom and Bonnie, I am very sorry to read about Dave's passing. I think about your family often and wonder how all are. May you happy memories get you through these sad times. Keeping all in my thoughts and prayers.

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