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Celebrating the life of
William G. "Bill" Welsh
Passed away on December 27, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Service
  • 2:00 p.m. - Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church
  • 50 Diamond Causeway (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31411

  • 912-598-0151

Dear family of Mr. Welch May the Good who comforts us in all our trials be with you during this time of sorry. God promises that"The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear His voice and come out"(John 5:28&9).

Willie , Loganville, GA

"Let his flesh become fresher than in youth; Let him return to the days of his youthful vigor."(Job 33:24,25)We look forward to the time when this promise will be fulfilled and "No resident will say:"I am sick." Moreover, God assures us in his Word that "The last enemy,death, is to be brought to nothing."(1 Corinthians 15:26)All these promises will come true when the earth is transformed into a paradise. Then you can have the hope of seeing your loved one again in perfect health. My condolences."

Ava, ,

We will miss our good friend of many years. The fun times we had in New York and Dallas will be remembered. Our young children always laughed when they addressed Bill as "Mr. Grape Juice". He in turned joined in their laughter and made them feel special. That is how Bill was, a very special person. Our thoughts, prayers, and best wishes are for Anne and her family.

Richard & Phylls Van Hersett, Littleton, CO

I will truly miss my great friend Willie. He was a super, solid, trustful friend to me and my wife, Mary. We had many, many enjoyable times both on and off the golf course

Jerry Cowee, Savannah, GA

May God provide what the friends and family of Mr. Welsh need during this difficult time, and may they find comfort in the Bible's promises that soon, "all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out" (John 5:28, 29), and that "[God] will wipe out every tear from [our] eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." (Revelation 21:3, 4). In fact, God 'will swallow up death forever, and He will wipe away the tears from all faces...for He himself has spoken it.' (Isaiah 25:8) We can also rest assured that, "the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials" will help us endure until he brings about these promises. (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4)

Paulaina, , CT

I'm so sorry for your loss. Death is not something that was intended to be experienced by humans. The bible holds out a beautiful promise of a ressurection at John 5:28,29. We can see our loved ones again very soon. I hope this scripture brings you some comfort as it has done for me in the past when I experienced loss. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject and so much more.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

Dear Welsh Family, May the God who comforts us in all our trials be with your family during this time of sorrow, and remember God's promise that, " The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." ( John 5: 28 & 29). Please visit www.jw.org for consoling answers to questions like " What is the meaning of life?" "Is God to blame for our sufferings?" and much more.

Valerie, Lawrenceville, GA

My sincere condolences for your loss. While words can never truly bring comfort, in the past I have received some ease of the pain felt for my loss based on the promise found in the Bible in Rev 21:3,4. God promises to end all death, pain and suffering. I hope these words can halp you also during this painful times.

E.Valdes, Greenville , SC

My sincere condolences to the family, at 1 Corinthians chapter 15 verse 26 it tells us that soon death will be done away with for good. That will definitely be a time we all will enjoy not having to worry about losing our loved ones in death anymore.

Kay F, Savannah, Ga

Anne and Kids, we are sorry for your loss, but all things happen for a reason. Remember the good times. Bill, get the golf course ready for me and we will renew our old matches. You don't have to rush it.

Don Byro & Family, McKinney, TX

So very sorry for your loss. Isaiah 25:8 says “He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces.”

D K, ,

I am sorry for your loss please read revelation 21:4 Jehovah says he will end our tears no more pain ,sickness and death .will be gone forever. Again I am sorry for your loss.

Cooper, Savannah , Ga

So sorry to hear about the loss of your love one. May God sustain you at this time of such great loss my thaughts and prayers are with you .(2nd Cor1:3&4 )

Dorothy , Dracula, Ga. ,

Very sorry for your loss. Death of a loved one is very difficult and painful, may you be comforted by the fact that God cares and has provided a wonderful hope for us in His word the Bible. These promises are found throughout the scriptures but here are two that I hope will be encouraging to you, John 6:40 and Acts 24:15.

W.J., Petersburg , VA

William George “Bill” Welsh, 80, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Morningside of Savannah from Parkinson’s related Multiple Systems Atrophy under the care of Hospice Savannah, Inc.

He was born on July 21, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois.  He was predeceased by his parents Lawrence and Agnes Cowan Welsh and his brother, Lawrence Welsh.

He graduated from Carl Schurz High School, Chicago, Illinois.  He also graduated from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, cum laude, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and was a four-year Evans Scholarship recipient.

Bill did postgraduate work in Meteorology at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois from 1960 to 1961 while he was in the U.S. Air Force.  He left the Air Force as a 1st Lt. in 1963 and was a Captain in the Air Force Reserves.

Bill began a 30-year career with International Business Machines, starting as a Systems Engineer in Evanston, Illinois in 1963.  After his retirement from IBM, he did management consulting for Axiom Information Consulting based in San Francisco, California, spending extensive time in Tokyo, Japan.  He also worked at Cambridge Management Consulting in Cambridge, Massachusetts working throughout the country on management projects. After retiring, he spent several years working part-time as a tax preparer for H & R Block at both the Wilmington Island Office and the Best Buy Office.

Bill and his wife, Anne, retired to Skidaway Island, Savannah, Georgia in 1998.  An avid golfer, he was a life long supporter of the Evans Scholar Foundation and was a First Tee of Savannah program volunteer before his illness.  Since his retirement, in addition to playing golf, he and his wife traveled extensively.

He was a member of the Skidway Island Presbyterian Church, and a former member The Landings Club.

Bill leavers his wife of 52 years, Anne Peterson Welsh, two sons, Peter (Tracey) Welsh of Cohasset, Massachusetts and Eric (Sarah) Welsh of Jersey City, New Jersey and one daughter, Megan (Chris) Murrow of Killeen, Texas and seven grandchildren, Katherine, Graeme and Evan Welsh; Tyler Camillone and Nathan Murrow; and Samantha and Abigail Welsh.  He also leaves a sister Grace (Larry) Polzin of Rathdrum, Idaho; and a sister-in-law Suzanne Welsh of Aurora, Illinois and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Comfort Keepers, Hospice Savannah, Inc. and Morningside of Savannah for the wonderful care he received as his illness progressed.

He will be remembered for his love and devotion to his family; the friends he made all over the world; his pursuit of a good golf game and the enjoyment of a good scotch and a wonderful cigar.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church followed by a reception in Liston Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Savannah, Inc., P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, Georgia 31416, Evans Scholars Foundation, One Briar Road, Golf, Illinois 60029, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, 111 W. 33rd. Street, New York, New York 10120.

 

 

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Dear family of Mr. Welch May the Good who comforts us in all our trials be with you during this time of sorry. God promises that"The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear His voice and come out"(John 5:28&9).

Willie , Loganville, GA

"Let his flesh become fresher than in youth; Let him return to the days of his youthful vigor."(Job 33:24,25)We look forward to the time when this promise will be fulfilled and "No resident will say:"I am sick." Moreover, God assures us in his Word that "The last enemy,death, is to be brought to nothing."(1 Corinthians 15:26)All these promises will come true when the earth is transformed into a paradise. Then you can have the hope of seeing your loved one again in perfect health. My condolences."

Ava, ,

We will miss our good friend of many years. The fun times we had in New York and Dallas will be remembered. Our young children always laughed when they addressed Bill as "Mr. Grape Juice". He in turned joined in their laughter and made them feel special. That is how Bill was, a very special person. Our thoughts, prayers, and best wishes are for Anne and her family.

Richard & Phylls Van Hersett, Littleton, CO

I will truly miss my great friend Willie. He was a super, solid, trustful friend to me and my wife, Mary. We had many, many enjoyable times both on and off the golf course

Jerry Cowee, Savannah, GA

May God provide what the friends and family of Mr. Welsh need during this difficult time, and may they find comfort in the Bible's promises that soon, "all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out" (John 5:28, 29), and that "[God] will wipe out every tear from [our] eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." (Revelation 21:3, 4). In fact, God 'will swallow up death forever, and He will wipe away the tears from all faces...for He himself has spoken it.' (Isaiah 25:8) We can also rest assured that, "the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials" will help us endure until he brings about these promises. (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4)

Paulaina, , CT

I'm so sorry for your loss. Death is not something that was intended to be experienced by humans. The bible holds out a beautiful promise of a ressurection at John 5:28,29. We can see our loved ones again very soon. I hope this scripture brings you some comfort as it has done for me in the past when I experienced loss. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject and so much more.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

Dear Welsh Family, May the God who comforts us in all our trials be with your family during this time of sorrow, and remember God's promise that, " The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." ( John 5: 28 & 29). Please visit www.jw.org for consoling answers to questions like " What is the meaning of life?" "Is God to blame for our sufferings?" and much more.

Valerie, Lawrenceville, GA

My sincere condolences for your loss. While words can never truly bring comfort, in the past I have received some ease of the pain felt for my loss based on the promise found in the Bible in Rev 21:3,4. God promises to end all death, pain and suffering. I hope these words can halp you also during this painful times.

E.Valdes, Greenville , SC

My sincere condolences to the family, at 1 Corinthians chapter 15 verse 26 it tells us that soon death will be done away with for good. That will definitely be a time we all will enjoy not having to worry about losing our loved ones in death anymore.

Kay F, Savannah, Ga

Anne and Kids, we are sorry for your loss, but all things happen for a reason. Remember the good times. Bill, get the golf course ready for me and we will renew our old matches. You don't have to rush it.

Don Byro & Family, McKinney, TX

So very sorry for your loss. Isaiah 25:8 says “He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces.”

D K, ,

I am sorry for your loss please read revelation 21:4 Jehovah says he will end our tears no more pain ,sickness and death .will be gone forever. Again I am sorry for your loss.

Cooper, Savannah , Ga

So sorry to hear about the loss of your love one. May God sustain you at this time of such great loss my thaughts and prayers are with you .(2nd Cor1:3&4 )

Dorothy , Dracula, Ga. ,

Very sorry for your loss. Death of a loved one is very difficult and painful, may you be comforted by the fact that God cares and has provided a wonderful hope for us in His word the Bible. These promises are found throughout the scriptures but here are two that I hope will be encouraging to you, John 6:40 and Acts 24:15.

W.J., Petersburg , VA


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