Howard E. Weltzer
November 9, 1925 ~ September 11, 2009
Greece: Friday, September 11, 2009 at age 83. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Beverly Ann (Palmer) Weltzer. He is survived by his children, Michael (Lisa) Weltzer, Thomas Weltzer, Mary (Bob) Downard, Susan (Jim) Fitzgerald, Jeanne (Rob) Cerone & June (Tony Frosino) Weltzer; grandchildren, Katherine “Katie” Weltzer, William “Billy” Weltzer, Todd (Melissa) Downard, Brad Downard, Rachael Cerone, Jacob Cerone & Sarah Beverly Cerone; great-grandchildren, Harrison, Hudson & Thatcher Downard; loving brother, Vincent Weltzer; loving sister, Phyllis Weltzer; dear sister-in-law, June (Bernie) Wiese; several nieces, nephews and cousins; many dear friends. Howard is also predeceased by his granddaughter, Anne Elizabeth Weltzer; brother-in-law, Bill Feldman, Jr. & dear friend, Larry Heusinger. Howard was a devoted husband and dad, so proud of his family. He loved his Faith, Friends and Country. Howard lived his life with a positive, “glass is more than half-full” attitude. He is a proud Veteran of the United States Navy (Naval Reserve Officer) and served in World War II. Howard is an Aquinas Graduate ’43 and a retiree of Eastman Kodak after 33 years as a Purchasing Agent. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Friends may call Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday 9:30 A.M. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3003 Dewey Avenue. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Aquinas Institute, 1127 Dewey Avenue, Rochester NY 14613 or Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati OH 45250-0301, Attn: Gift Processing in his memory
Dear June and family,
We express our sympathy to you and your family. Your father must have been a truly wonderful human being to have raised such a warm and loving family. We know the sorrow and pain of losing our loved ones but we must cherish all those wonderful and happy times that we shared with them. We send you our love and our prayers.
Richard & Kathleen (Tony’s sister & brother in law)
Dear Mike, Tom, Mary, Susan, Jean and June; I feel like I am saying prayers at bedtime when Mom and Dad would have us rattle off the names of all our relatives before we went to sleep. How all the Feldmans in North Carolina wish we could be with you this week. We loved your Dad very much, he was a fabulous Uncle and I do not think it was an accident that the Lord called our hero home on 9/11. Love; Tim, Margaret, McKenzie and Ryan.
Dear Papa Weltzer,
I will truly miss you. You and Beverly were there for me when my mom died and were such a comfort. I loved hanging our at your home and was proud to call you my second family. I always cherished that you called me your fifth daughter and loved calling you Papa. God Bless you and your family.
Family, what can I say. I’ve known all of you for the majority of my life. I want to start by saying that I have never been a witness to a family as close and loving as yours. I know that because of this reason the tears and the memories will flow, but in the not to distant future everyone will be fine. Your dad lives on in you.
My fondest memory of dad would probably be when he advised Wayne and myself that it would be a good time leave the party one evening in your basement, seeing as though the party at that time was just Wayne and myself. Everyone else had left. But their was plenty of beer left and we couldn’t get ourselves to leave perfectly good beer all alone. So Tom…… where did these speakers come from? I also enjoyed the at length talks in your living room about any subject that came up. He was a great man, and raised a great Family.
My deepest heartfelt condolences to all of you, With Love Jerry, Kathy, and family.
It is so heartwarming to see such a large and loving family come together as the Weltzers have and enjoy the memory of their wonderful father. Speaking to his children and seeing all of his pictures, it is very evident he and Beverly had a wonderful life together.
June, Jeanne and Family, I am saddened to to learn of the passing of your dad. Mr. Weltzer was such a wonderful man. I am forever touched for having known him, having spent so much quality time with him early in my life. Please know you and all of your family are in my family’s hearts and minds today. Know you are blessed to have such a beautiful man as your Dad. Peace and love today and everyday.
June, my prayers and thoughts are with you. Your dad sounds like a wonderful man, keep those memories close to your heart. Joann
We were deeply saddened to learn of the loss of your father. We know he was a man of character because of his service in World War II, for which we are grateful, and because he obviously cultivated that character in you. Our deepest sympathies to you and Bob, as well as the rest of your family.
Susan and Jack
Mary, Bob and the entire family of Howard Weltzer,
Chris Ory and I are so sorry for your loss. We wish you peace and comfort in all of your wonderful memories. It must give you some heartfelt joy to know that your mother and father are together again. Can’t you just imagine what a wonderful reunion that must have been?
Mary, we wish we could be there by your side, but please know we are thinking of you during this difficult time.
Mr Weltzer was one of the kindest people on this earth. The light he left us will shine through his family for years to come.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. We adored Uncle Howard, he was the cream of the crop. We love you all dearly. May God Bless you.
Regardless of circumstances, Mr. Weltzer knew the power of giving attention to someone and never hesitated to do so. He encouraged the disheartened, emboldened the strong and suggested some sense to the ‘knuckleheaded’. His smile said, ‘God loves you and so do I’. Smiles back to you, Howard; God loves Beverly and you and so do we.
Sue, Jim and Family.
We feel so blessed to have known and been touched with Howard’s affection, sense of humor, wisdom, and stories. James often referred to Howard as ‘Grandfather Howard’ and perhaps that says it best because he was so much more than Howard to us. You are all in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. Love, Sue, James and Michael.
To my friend Tom,
I’m thinking of you my good friend. I know your dad was a wonderful man because of how great you and your brothers and sisters have turned out. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I’ll see you Tuesday.
To the entire Weltzer Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We felt honored and priveleged to know Howard. He was a truly wonderful, thoughtful and sweet man. We will cherish the time we had with him… We love you and are thinking of you often.
May God bless you and the family,
Todd, Melissa, Harrison, Hudson and Thatcher
Twins – just learned of the news of your father passing and I’m so very sorry. I remember when your Dad came through the receiving line at my wedding and told me how beautiful I was and commenting on my dress.
Keeping all your family in our prayers.
You will be missed beyond measure. You always had a way of making me feel like a million bucks. Anyone having a self-image problem just needed to be in your presence for a short time to feel magnificent! Loving you this side of eternity, my ‘only’ uncle!
With fond memories of days gone by at Holy Name, I extend my sympathy to you and knowing how special he was to you, ask for the grace to help you in your loss. –Father Fred Helfrich