He endured a lifetime struggle with diabetes. With each passing year that became more difficult with his condition, he personified dignity and courage without complaint. His generous nature was often realized in his famous saying, “I’m Buying” and certainly was used often. He touched many lives and taught by example. He was respected and gave respect to those who loved and knew him best.
This month would have been his 54th wedding anniversary to his beloved wife, Kathleen “Kat”, who in so many ways made his life a very special story.
Survivors include his wife, the former Kathleen (Paulik); twin daughters, Colleen Welty of Washington, D.C., and Corinne Dupuis of Brentwood, Tenn.; sons, Jim and Glen Welty, both of North Kingsville, Ohio; grandsons, Robby and Michael Dupuis, Nicholas and Ben Welty; grandaughters, Riley and Cameron Welty; brothers, John Welty of Carpenteria, Calif., Jeff Welty of Van Cleave, Miss, and Jay Welty of Columbus, Ohio; and sisters, Johanna Welty of Damstadt, Germany and Jaynee Welty of Sandy, Utah.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Karl and Evelyn Welty and their infant son, Richard.
Funeral Service will be 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 13th, at GUERRIERO FUNERAL HOME 1550 West 19th St., Ashtabula, Ohio, with Father Raymond Thomas, of Our Lady of Peace Parish, officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by the American Legion Honor Guard Team from Post #103.
Visitation will be on Saturday morning from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Va. 22312.
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