Dr. Marshall D. Welch, Jr.

Born: Mon., Mar. 18, 1929
Died: Wed., Aug. 27, 2014

Memorial Service

10:00 AM Sat., Sep. 06, 2014
Location: Clarke Chapel at Lycoming College

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Dr. Marshall D. Welch, Jr., 85, of Williamsport, died Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at his home.
    Born March 18, 1929 in Williamsport, he was a son of Marshall D. and Kathryn (Siegel) Welch, Sr. He married Mary (Lindsay) Welch in 1954 and would have celebrated 60 years of marriage on October 9 of this year.  
     Dr. Welch graduated high school from Staunton Military Academy, Staunton, VA. He attended Gettysburg College, where he was also a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He received his D.D.S. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry in 1954. After dental school, he served in the U.S. Navy stationed in Philadelphia and Adak, Alaska during the Korean War.
     Dr. Welch opened his orthodontic practice in Williamsport in 1958 and for 47 years enthusiastically served the Williamsport and Bloomsburg areas until his retirement in 2005.
      Dr. Welch may best be remembered for being a philanthropist, contributing to many organizations, charities, and educational institutions throughout his life.  He was a member of the Williamsport Rotary and had served on the board of the Williamsport Water Authority for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman and was a member of the Dunwoody Hunting Club since 1947. Dr. Welch was a ham radio operator using call sign W3JBJ, was an avid pilot, and home aircraft builder. He also enjoyed woodworking and metalworking. He and Mary always welcomed their many friends in the beloved workshop. Dr. Welch simply loved Williamsport and the surrounding north central PA area. He could never understand why anyone would want to live anywhere else.
      Surviving in addition to his wife Mary, are three sons, Scott Welch (Joyce) of Cogan Station, Graham L. Welch of Lancaster, OH, and Marshall D. Welch, III of Williamsport, two grandchildren Abigail and Marshall D. Welch, IV, four step-grandchildren and seven step-great grandchildren, a sister Elizabeth (Welch) Brady of Columbia, MD, and his loyal dog, Gypsy, IV.
        He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Henry W. Welch.
       A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, September 6th at the Clarke Chapel on the campus of Lycoming College 700 College Place, Williamsport. The family will receive friends following the memorial service at the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall on the campus of Lycoming College. Burial will be private in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport.
     In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Dr. Welch’s name may be made to the Marshall D. Welch, Jr., Fund, through the First Community Foundation, 330 Pine St. Suite 400 Williamsport, PA 17701.

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Marlin & Rose Fausey
   Posted Tue September 02, 2014
Scott and Family,
Rose and I are so sorry to hear of your fathers passing.
May the peace of god fill your hearts at this difficult time.
Marlin & Rose Fausey

Glenn Luse
   Posted Wed September 03, 2014
Peace and Blessings that only God can provide.

Gerry Harber/Welch
   Posted Wed September 03, 2014
My family and I send our deepest condolences to all of the Welch Family. Marshall was a dear brother-in-law, a great friend, a generous man, and a fun guy. We loved him and will miss him.

Cathy Lundin
   Posted Thu September 04, 2014
Dr. Welch was my orthodondist when my family moved to Williamsport in 1958. I managed to break my braces more than most. I would try to eat something that was on the no no list. I remember I was 12 and headed to camp on a Sunday morning and I managed to break my braces that morning. My parents had to call him away from what he was doing to come fix my braces.
He was always so patient and understanding with me and I never have forgotten him.

Please know you have my deepest sympathy and many prayers.
Cathy Hallworth Lundin

James H. Heim
   Posted Fri September 05, 2014
Dear Mary and kids,

I just heard from my brother, Rick Heim, about Uncle Marshall's passing. You have my condolences and best wishes. Nothing pleased me more than to see the Welch name on the buildings at Lycoming College.

Kindedst regards,

Jim Heim

Connie Welker
   Posted Sat September 06, 2014
Dear Kathy and family- I just found out of Marshall's passing. Wish I could have been there to honor him. He was my best friend when we grew up. I have so many great memories of him. He will be missed. My sincere condolences. Connie.

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