Herbert Hart Welch

February 5, 1930June 21, 2018

Herbert Hart Welch, age 88, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018 at his home.

He was born February 5, 1930 in Alliance, Ohio to the late Homer E. and Lucille (Hart) Welch.

He is survived by his children, Kenneth (Teresa) Welch of Canton, Kathy (Bill) Daley of Lakeworth, FL., Barbara Stockert of Rocky River and Patricia (John) Carli of Crystal Lake IL; 10 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; as well as a brother, John (Lydia) Welch of Alliance and his companion, Sally Addison.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Anna Belle (Dawson) Welch; siblings, George Welch and Barbara (Welch) Hartzell and son-in-law, Sean Stockert.

The family would like to give a sincere, thank you to his companion, Sally Addison and her children for her loving care and devotion to Herb. We would also like to thank Aultman Hospice for their care in his last days.

Per his wishes, cremation will take place. A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 11am at the First United Presbyterian Church in Alliance.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First United Presbyterian Church at 425 E. Market St. Alliance, OH. 44601.


  • Memorial Service Friday, June 29, 2018

Herbert Hart Welch

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rolland amos

July 15, 2018

Herb and 'Shorty' Adolphson once hitchhiked to Hartford, Connecticut (1950) to visit me. They decided to spend the summer and work at Howard Johnsons' . After a few months, Herb got homesick (her name was Annabelle!), so they both quit their jobs and hitchhiked back to Alliance. I've kept touch with Herb over these many years, because he was a dear friend - and I'll miss him greatly. My sincere condolences to his family and many friends. "Mick" Amos, Severn MD

Ada Jeanne Hand

July 7, 2018

Herb and Anna Belle were among the friendliest people I remember from the Dawson reunion. Well, really, the whole Dawson clan is friendly, but the reunions were made special by their hugs and smiles. Ada Jeanne Shreffler Hand (my mom was Mary Shreffler and my grandmother was Ada Dawson Burton Atkinson)

John Dawson

June 28, 2018

Uncle Herb was always fun to be with and I will always hold him fondly in my heart. He helped me with the most important project in my life in the summer of 1980. I was working with my dad in Alliance but wanted to move to Wichita, KS to woo and wed one Sally Haydon. I had a newly minted degree in Chemistry and he gave me the contacts of several companies in that area that might take me on. Derby Refining Co did, I married Sally. Five children, two grandchildren (so far) later this is still my most important project. Thanks uncle Herb.


June 28, 2018

To Ken, Kathy, Barb & Patty- We were so sorry to hear about your dad. He always had a smile, and wanted to know
how we were doing. He will be missed & all of you are in our thoughts & prayers as you remember your dad.

Patricia Dawson Kocsis

June 23, 2018

Herb was giving me a driving lesson. When I turned a corner at 30 mph, he just smiled and said"Patty, take it slower next time" Lots of memories from over the years. He tried in vain to get Anna Belle to cut the phone conversations short--it was long distance! He was always a gracious host . A favorite memory is him jumping over the porch railing on Summit Street to tell us that his son Kenny was born!