In memory of
James A. Welch
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In memory of
James A. Welch
SPRINGFIELD — James A. Welch, beloved brother, father, grandfather and friend, age 76 of Springfield, formerly of Troy, passed away June 14, 2016 at Springfield Regional Medical Center. He was born September 13, 1939 in Dayton to the late James E. and Helen (Snyder) Welch. He is survived by his fiancé Sue Hess of Springfield; Sue's daughters Tammi, Terri, Vicki and their families; 2 daughters and son-in-law Jennifer and Kevin Freiberger of Dayton and Joan Welch of Troy; the mother of his children Jane Welch of Troy; 2 grandchildren CaraLynn Freiberger and fiancé Brian Grimes and Samantha Freiberger; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law Henry and Eva Welch of MO and Daniel and Ella Welch of OK; sister Clara Spurgeon of OK; as well as 3 half siblings Fred (Diane) Welch of OK, Jimmy Welch of OK, and Linda Welch-McIntosh of OK. He is also survived by his beloved dogs Sparky, Marci, and Molly. He was preceded in death by his brother George Welch. Jim was a US Marine Corps Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He graduated from Stivers High School in Dayton and retired as a Manager of Engineering from General Motors in 1997. He was a member of Englewood Lodge #743 F&AM for over 50 years, the Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton, and a lifetime member of both the VFW Post #5436 in Troy and the Eagles Lodge #3491 in New Carlisle. He enjoyed playing golf with all of his friends. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Contributions in Jim's memory may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Children 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229. Arrangements entrusted to Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy. Online condolences may be left for the family at
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