19 October 2014

Sunday's Obituary: Leo F. Welsh

Leo Francis Welsh is my grandmother's brother. He lived with my grandparents in Kennett Square, Chester County.

His obituary reads:
Leo F. Welsh, 59, of 503 Magnolia Street, Kennett Square, died yesterday at Presbyterian Hospital, Philadelphia, after a lengthy illness.

Born in Phoenixville, he was a son of the late Martin J. and Catherine O'Flaherty Welsh.

He had been employed by the Kennett Square School District custodial department for the past five years.

He was a member of St. Patrick's Church, Kennett Square and a social member of the Italian American Club and VFW of Kennett Square.

Mr. Welsh is survived by three daughters: Colleen, wife of James Donahue of Kennett Square; Mrs. Theresa Nemuth of Cleveland, Ohio; and Michaela, wife of Donald Gideon, of Orangedale, Calif.; two sons: Maj. Leo F. Welsh Jr. of Hawaii and Kenneth Welsh of Los Angeles, and 14 grandchildren.

Also, two sisters and three brothers survive: Mrs. Mary Still of Kennett Square; Mrs. Raymond Peterson of Phoenixville; Joseph M. Welsh of Royersford; Raymond C. Welsh of Collegeville; and Gerald A Welsh of Arlington, VA.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday at St Patrick's Church, 218 Meredith St., Kennett Square with internment in the church cemetery.

Uncle Leo was born 25 August 1915. He had worked for the Kennett Schools for five years. He came to live with my grandparents sometime after he and his wife separated. They split up sometime after their daughter Maureen passed in 1957. Ruth, his ex-wife, moved to California at some point and finally filed for divorce in 1966 in Sacramento.

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