Edward George Welsh, Sr.

Fan of old western movies and professional wrestling.

Service times: Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

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Edward G. Welsh, Sr., 76, of Marietta passed away on January 5th, 2019. He was born in Columbia to the late Cleon, Sr. and Iona Weaver Welsh and was a lifelong resident of this area. Edward worked for the former Mountville Wallpaper and retired after almost thirty years. He was a fan of old western movies and professional wrestling. For many years he played the role of Santa Claus at Christmas time to entertain his family and friends. Edward was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother who adored his family. He will be remembered by his family for that special smile, caring heart, his warm embrace he always gave, and being there for his family no matter what.

Edward leaves behind his wife of almost fifty six years, Nora Welsh of Marietta; his children, Edward, Jr. husband of Bonnie Welsh of Middletown, Denise Welsh-Barndt, wife of Brian Barndt of East Petersburg; Connie, wife of Stephen Oravec of Tower City; Brian, husband of Heather Welsh of Manheim; Rick, husband of Denise Welsh of Mount Joy; grandchild that was raised by Edward and Nora, Jessica Zimmerman of East Petersburg; eleven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren; a brother, Tom, husband of Flora Welsh of Columbia. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Phyllis Welsh, Dolly Smith, Albert Welsh, and Cleon “Pex” Welsh.

A celebration of Edward’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 12th, 2019 at Conoy Brethren In Christ Church, 1722 Bainbridge Rd, Elizabethtown, PA 17022. The family will receive friends for visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until service time. Flowers of remembrance will be accepted. Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. Columbia/Landisville. www.clydekraft.com

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