Hilton: Sunday January 27, 2013. With his loving family by his side he peacefully passed over to his eternal family. Predeceased by his parents Goodwin and Florence Welch, brothers Goodwin and James Welch. Survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Carole; children, Karen (Dale) Prince, Mary Patricia Welch-Oliphant, Colleen (James) Christ, Donald (Dawn) Welch; grandchildren, Jennifer, Scott, Chelsea, Shelby and Tracey; great grandchildren Jack and Jordon; sister Mary (Bill) Empey; brothers in Law, Ken (Sandy) Moore, Bob (Susan) Moore; dear friends. Don was a proud Navy Veteran and Kodak retiree who will be missed by his family, friends and his dogs Daisy and Roxie. Friends may call Wednesday (Jan 30th) 4-8 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday 9:30 AM at Holy Cross Church. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hildebrandt Hospice in his memory.

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  1. To Carole and family, we are so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Bob and Val Duemmel

  2. Carol, Karen, Patty, Colleen and Donny…

    We are so saddened at the passing of your wonderful father. I will forever remember the image of your Mom and Dad sitting in their summer chairs in the shade at the beach just enjoying the view and watching their family floating in the water. You are are so blessed to have such wonderful parents. Our prayers are with you all.


    Elaine, Tim and the girls

  3. To Karen and Family, we are so very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Please know that we are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Paul and Cherie Magee

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