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The Telegram
  • John E. 'Jack' Welsh

  • John E. "Jack" Welsh, 87, of West Street, died on May 3, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica.

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  • John E. "Jack" Welsh, 87, of West Street, died on May 3, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica.
    Mr. Welsh was born on December 27, 1925, in Newport, a son of the late Harold and Arlene (McNally) Welsh. He graduated from West Canada Valley Central School in 1944. Shortly after, he entered the U.S. Army and served in the Infantry during World War II. Jack participated in the “Battle of the Bulge” and was honorably discharged in 1946 at the rank of Private First Class. On June 12, 1954, he was united in marriage with the former Ann M. Moore at St. John's Church, Newport. Jack worked for 25 years at the former Borden’s Plant in Newport until it closed. He was then employed at Remington Arms, Ilion, for over 15 years, from where he retired in 1987. Ann preceded him in death on January 9, 2011.
    Jack was a member and past commander of West Canada Valley Post #1524 American Legion, Newport, and a member of Middleville Memorial Post #7220 V.F.W. He was a member of St. John’s Church, Newport, and participated in area bowling and horseshoes leagues for many years. As an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially tending to his garden.
    Survivors include two sons, Michael Welsh, of Trumansburg, and John Welsh and his wife, Jennifer, of Buffalo; two daughters, Ellen Barnes and her husband, Randall, of West Palm Beach, FL, and Rosemary Welsh and Joe Finenko, of Hartwick; four grandchildren, Nicholas and Christopher Barnes and Jonathan and Daniel Welsh; one great-granddaughter, Sophie Ann Barnes; and several nieces and nephews from the Moore family. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a daughter, Kathleen, in 1983; and his sister, Margaret Mooney, in 2012.
    A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John's Church, Newport, on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Quy N. Vo, Pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in St. John's Cemetery where military honors will be conferred. Calling hours at the Autenrith Funeral Home, Newport, will be held on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Office of the Aging Meals on Wheels or Newport Volunteer Fire Company. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
    The Welsh family is grateful to Cathryn, Amanda, Donna and the staff of At Home Care for their compassionate care. They are especially appreciative for the many visits from his friends and kind neighbors over the years.
    Online tributes at www.autenrithfuneral.com.
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