Charles R. Weldon
March 27, 1925 – March 30, 2018
Charles R. Weldon of Old Saybrook, CT passed away peacefully on Good Friday, March 30th, 2018 three days after his 93rd birthday due to complications from Alzheimer’s Disease.
Charlie was born in Plainville, CT at his parents Chas and Lina Weldon’s home on North Main Street. He was an only child, but was raised surrounded by many older Weldon and Noyes relatives including all four of his grandparents. He graduated Plainville High School in 1943 and remained very active with his class reunions until his illness. He entered the Army Air Corps in 1943 and trained to be an aerial gunner for WWII, honorably discharged in early 1946.
He was an Office Products Salesman throughout New England for most of his professional life. He did form his own company and spent his pre-retirement years merchandising and updating many office products stores throughout Connecticut and New England. His business was bought by United Stationers and he ended his full time career as the Director of Marketing for them in the Chicago area.
Charles is predeceased by his first wife Barbara Merriam Ogden Weldon, his son Thomas Charles Weldon and his granddaughter Taylor Merriam Soloway.
Surviving him are: his loving wife Joan C. Weldon of Old Saybrook and her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren; his daughter Karen May Brown and her husband Guy of Carmel, Maine; his daughter Deborah Dorothy Weldon and husband Thomas O’Connor of Portland, Maine; his son Charles T. Weldon and his partner Laurie Laverack of Chatham, New York; his daughter Barbara Weldon Soloway and her husband Nicholas of Westbrook, Maine; his grandchildren Kathryn Whitmore, Kristopher Whitmore, Koreen Whitmore, Karrie Swindler, Nicholas Weldon Soloway and Quinn T. Soloway all from Maine, as well as his granddaughters Michelle Apple of Valatie, New York and Ashley Weldon Felder of Alexandria, Virginia and seven great grandchildren.
Charlie made many, many professional and personal friends over the years. He was a charismatic man with a ready smile, brilliant blue eyes and a quick wit with always a joke ready at hand. Throughout his life of camping and traveling with his kids, building and enjoying his chalet in Sandgate, VT, hosting holidays and parties and his Christmas “Cheer” visits, he loved surprising people with some gag or surprising visit. Charlie brought humor and joy wherever he went. He was an avid genealogist and spent hundreds of hours compiling information on the Weldon and Noyes family lines as well as volunteering with the Plainville and Old Saybrook Historical societies. He was a member of the Freeport Maine Historical Society and a member of the Sons and Daughters of Newbury, MA. He bowled, golfed, and played a mean game of setback and cribbage until recent years. He played bridge his whole adult life until just a couple of months ago.
He was an active member of the Elks Club with his wife Joan and they were regular patrons of many Old Saybrook restaurants and Goodspeed Opera House.
Charlie will be missed. The service will be held Friday, April 6th at 12:30 pm at Swan Funeral Home, 1224 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook. There will be a Reception afterward at Luigi’s Restaurant. Burial will be private. The family would like to thank the Hospice Staff of Middlesex Hospital in Middletown for their kindness and care last week. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org in the memory of Charles R Weldon.
- Funeral Service Friday, April 6, 2018
Charles R. Weldon
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Connie and Hal Farrington
April 6, 2018
So sorry about Charlie. He was a wonderful addition to our neighborhood. We will miss him. Prayers go out to Charlie's soul and the family. Thinking of you. Connie & Hal Farrington
March 31, 2018