Jerome Welch

Welch, Jerome W. of Pleasant Valley.
I am sad to announce the passing of my father Jerome Winslow Welch.
Dad was born on August 3, 1932 to Howard Welch and Hanna Freida Zuckman. He was 81 years old.
Dad was born in Bronx, N.Y., he grew up in Cold Spring, N.Y. Dad was a Korean War Vet. He had a few interesting stories to tell about those years. Dad went to College and earned an Engineering Degree.
He took that knowledge with him to Daystrom Electric Corp., where he met and married my mother Annie S. McDougal. They were married on April 20, 1957. Though they divorced mom & Dad remained friendly.
Dad later went on to work for IBM and was an Engineer there. He retired in 1986. Dad never went back to work, but he tinkered with cars until he was no longer able. Dad had many hobbies. He liked to Fish & Shoot. My fondest memories are of mom, dad and I going fishing together. The tales got longer as the day wore on ! We went to West Point often and we shot targets together in many competitions.
Dad remarried Arlene Mastroeni and had three more children from that union.
Dad is survived by his daughters, Donna Welch by first wife, his daughter Michele Welch Craven, and sons Brian Mastroeni and Eric Welch, all by the second marriage. Also his sister Julia Oken and her three children, Michael, Carl and Wilda Oken.
Visitation will be held Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 12:00 to 3:00 pm at Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY.
A Graveside Service will be held Monday, April 28, at 1:00 pm at King David Memorial Gardens 101 Mill St. Putnam Valley, NY 10579
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to ARF 60 Simmons Ln. Beacon, NY 12508
Arrangements are under the direction of Jarett D. Quick at Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY 12508 (845) 831-0179
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Date Of Service
Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 12:00 to 3:00 pm

Location Of Service
Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY

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  1. Frank Lewandowski says:

    Dear Donna,
    Our prays to all from Emily, Irene, Robert and Frank.

  2. Carl Goodman says:

    Time and again, in explaining how they have coped with their grief, faithful Christians have said: “Let me tell you my favorite Bible text.” If you are grieving, maybe some of these scriptures will also help you.
    “Blessed be . . . the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation.”—2 Corinthians 1:3, 4.
    “You are opening your hand and satisfying the desire of every living thing.”—Psalm 145:16.
    “He [God] has set a day in which he purposes to judge the inhabited earth in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and he has furnished a guarantee to all men in that he has resurrected him from the dead.”—Acts 17:31.
    “I—I myself am the One that is comforting you people.”—Isaiah 51:12.
    “Like a man whom his own mother keeps comforting, so I myself shall keep comforting you people.”—Isaiah 66:13.

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