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Obituary - Richard A. (Dick) Welsh

Richard A. (Dick) Welsh

Date of Passing: March 3rd, 2008

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Richard A.(Dick) Welsh, 61, of Hubbardsville, passed away unexpectedly on Monday March 3, 2008 at Community Memorial Hospital, Hamilton. He was born May 19, 1946, in Utica, the son of the late Charles and Katherine Buell Welsh and was educated in Waterville schools. Dick was an MP with the US Army during Vietnam. At one time, Mr. Welsh was married to the former Carolyn Weaver. For over 30 years, Dick was a track foreman with Conrail-CSX, retiring in 2006. He was a member of Southgate Ministries, the Kelley-Phillips American Legion Post #569, a member and union representative of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees/Teamsters and for years sponsored two children through the Latin America Child Care. Dick was a loving, kind and generous person. He was also a devoted father, grandfather and brother and will be deeply missed. He is survived by two daughters, Tammy Falin of Deansboro and Bridgett Welsh of Hubbardsville; five grandchildren, Ryan, Brandon, Christopher, Olivia and Michael; three brothers, William (Sarah) Welsh of Clinton, Gene (Sally) Sinardo of Waterville and Glenn (Lenora) Welsh of Burlington, NC; eight sisters, Kathy(John) Paino of Waterville, Judy (Tony) Strong of Knoxboro, Donna Melvin of Port Orange, FL, Karen Burnett of Whitesboro, Patricia Strong of Knoxboro, Barbara (L.D.) Crumb of Earlville, Lauri (Mike) Welsh of Port Orange, FL and Cindy (Richard) Dingannte of Katy, TX; a special buddy, Tom Brady of Waterville; and many nieces and nephews. Dick was predeceased by two brothers, Charles and Howard Welsh; and a sister, Linda Godfrey. The funeral will be Saturday at 10 am at Southgate Ministries, Main St., Waterville, with Pastor Doug Cowburn officiating. Interment will be in Waterville Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday 2-4 and 6-8 at the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville. Members of the Kelley-Phillips Post will meet at the funeral home, Friday evening at 6:30.


I am very sad for the family on Machos passing.He will never be forgotten and he lives on in our hearts and in his family.I am very close to the family and all his qualities that we will remember him for are carried on by his family especially by Tammy(my best friend).Keep smiling it is what he would want.I will even miss him picking on me about the Red Sox.I love you all.

I was sorry to read about Dick's passing. Many years ago I worked with him on the railroad. We had a running joke that we were cousins because we had the same last name ( we are really not ). Dick was a hard worker, a good man and someone that sould be counted on. I will miss him.
Ed Welsh

In My Pocket I have memories in my pocket. They rattle among the change. My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go. They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole. They give me comfort when I think I am alone. Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there. But of all the treasures I have, it's the memories of you that are the most precious. From playing ball in the summer - to sledding in the winter - we all had a great time together on that corner of White Street. As we became older friendship has never faded and when we did see one another - the reminiscing of began. To all of you we send our heartfelt prayers. God Bless. June & Bob Moore
June & Robert Moore

i am so worry to hear about my aunt shirley ditch will were miss him her was a good friend to all so sorry to hear about him and prayer are with the family from the ditch

While I never made it to in-law status, I always felt you were my father-in-law, Macho. And while growing up, I never had a grandfather, you were more than what I would have wanted Christopher to have for one. I will miss our Yankee conversations, and more importantly, I know all the kids will miss your kindness and generosity. My life is better from knowing you, and I'm sure many will say the same.
Chris Penz

I have known dick for many years, and I remember him carrying my daughter Elizabeth on the plane for me when I went down to Arkansas. I also attended a few services at his church in Utica. He was a very close friend of mine and my daughter and we will miss his cheerful and upbeat personality. He was a very kind and compassinate man who will be greatly missed by me and my daughter and we will always have a place in our hearts for him. Our deepest sympathy to his family, may he rest in peace and god bless him.
Kathleen & Elizabeth Tardy

I waited on him when he came in the Red Door resturant,he hellped carry in my laundry at the laundry mat, we had many wonderful conversations (with Tom too). He was a wonderful man and very helpful to the seniors who came into the laundrymat. I will miss seeing him, and talking with him.
Cindy Fehr