Bernard R. Welch
March 2, 1944 - February 3, 2023
Bernard R. Welch, age 78, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Friday, February 3rd, 2023.
Born in Tazewell County, VA on March 2, 1944, he was a son of the late Sidney and Margaret (Drosick) Welch. He proudly served in the Army National Guard of Delaware. He dedicated over 30 years as a maintenance repairman at Insteel, formerly Forbes Steel and Wire Co, in Wilmington, DE.
Bernard was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting. He also enjoyed woodworking and traveling. Above all, Bernard loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Bernard was preceded in death by his sisters, Veronica Farber and Karen Buchanan. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Gertrude “Trudy” Welch; sons, John Hainsworth (Mary) and Kevin Welch (Kelli); siblings, Becky Watson, David Welch (Helen), Ellen Jones (Miles), and Sidney Welch (Teresa); 6 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
All services will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bernard’s memory to Alzheimer’s Association, Attn: Donor’s Services, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or online by clicking here.