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Robert Welch, Sr.

May 16, 1935 — June 29, 2020

Robert W. Welch, Sr, 85 of Scottdale, passed away, Monday, June 29, 2020 at his home.  He was born May 16, 1935 in Smithton a son of the late Bryan and Margaret (Spotosky) Welch.

Prior to his retirement, Bob owned and operated the former Valley Service Gas & Oil Company in Everson.  He was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.  In his spare time, he enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing and playing his guitar. Bob also loved spending time with his only grandchild, Lori.

Bob is survived by his devoted family, his wife, Lois (Eicher) Welch; his son, Bobby Welch and wife Annetta; his daughter, Sherry Gonda; and his granddaughter, Lori Reichart and her husband Jason C. Reichart and several nieces and nephews.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family having been preceded in death by his parents, his son-in-law, Larry Gonda; and his siblings, Sgt. Dallas Welch (killed in action during WW II in Germany), Bryan W. Welch, Willis P. Welch, Margaret Welch Burkey and Lewis H. Welch.

Services for Bob will be private with the Rev. Thomas Shirer officiating.  Interment will take place in the Scottdale Cemetery.  Arrangements are in the care of GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, INC 303 Pittsburgh St. Scottdale.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wesley Chapel Church c/o 134 Espey Road, Scottdale, PA 15683. To share a message of sympathy please visit

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