Robert W. Welsh, Jr.

Robert W. Welsh, Jr.

Robert W. Welsh, Jr., 81, of Jersey Shore, died Saturday morning Sept. 1, 2018 at UPMC Lock Haven.

Born March 5, 1937, in Mill Hall, he was the son of Robert W. Welsh, Sr. and the former Ethel Dolan. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Patricia A. Grant on March 3, 2004; brother, David; and a sister, Patricia.

He graduated from Lock Haven High School in 1955 and from Lock Haven State Teachers College in 1959. He taught in the public schools and later retired as an insurance adjuster. Bob was an avid history buff, and enjoyed family gatherings and cooking. His greatest love was spending time with his family.

Surviving are his four children, Robert W. Welsh III of Las Vegas, Rebecca Welsh of Jersey Shore, Robyn Welsh (Annette Franklin) of Clintondale, Pa., and JoAnn Welsh (David Kilmer) of Rochester, N.Y.; grandchildren, Samantha Thomas, Soren Kilmer, and Emma Hale; brothers, Kenneth Welsh of Avis, James Welsh of Lock Haven, and William Welsh of Jersey Shore; and a sister, Rose Hoffman of Avis.

A memorial service honoring the life of Robert will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Friends may call from noon Saturday until the time of service at Welker Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Robert’s name may be made to the Jersey Shore Public Library, 110 Oliver St., Jersey Shore, PA 17740.