Stanley Paul Welsh, 80, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully on Sunday August 2, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born November 5, 1939 in Connellsville, a son of the late William Wallace and Bertha (Brosky) Welsh.
Prior to his retirement from July of 1966 to January of 1990, Stanley was employed as a police officer for the Connellsville Police Department. Then from 1990 to 2002, he worked for CSX Railroad in their police department until his retirement.
He was a member of the Connellsville Lions Club and the Connellsville Elks. He was the past president and Lion of the Year of the Lions Club and he received Melvin Jones Award. He was dedicated for many years to the Lions Club.
He was a long-time member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Connellsville.
Stanley enjoyed being outdoors, where he was able to camp, hunt, and fish.
Stanley is survived by his loving wife, Donna L. (Vance) Welsh; children, Sharon McLaughlin and husband Larry of Connellsville, Kenneth H. Welsh of Connellsville, Kevin P. Welsh and wife Donna of Connellsville and Brian L. Welsh of Colorado; grandchildren, Kelly Rae (McLaughlin) Echard of Norvelt, Christopher McLaughlin and wife Emily of Mt. Pleasant, Emily A. Welsh and fiancé Jordan Vorassi of Connellsville, Jeremy Welsh of Connellsville; great-grandchildren, Colton Echard and Kendall Echard; several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
Stanley was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
In addition to his parents, Stanley was preceded in death by his 4 sisters, Emily Kromer, Anna Welsh, Wilma Bolish and Martha Williams and 8 brothers, William, Robert, Arthur, Frederick, John Herman, Charles, Clyde and David.
Family and friends will be received in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME, INC. 418 North Pittsburgh Street Connellsville, PA 15425 on Thursday from 2pm – 8pm with the Connellsville Lions Club holding a memorial ritual at 7pm and the Elks holding a memorial ritual at 7:30pm.
Additional visitation will be held on Friday from 10am until the hour of the funeral service at 11am with Pastor Kerri Clark officiating.
Interment will follow at Green Ridge Memorial Park, Connellsville.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in Stanley’s name to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Connellsville, PA 15425 - 126 E Fairview Ave, Connellsville, PA 15425.
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