H.P. Brandt Funeral Home

1032 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA


Darlene K. Welch

April 1, 1944September 27, 2019

Darlene K. Welch, of Hopewell Twp, passed away on September 27, 2019 surrounded by her family. Darlene was born on April 1, 1944 to Robert and Teresa Simmons of Pittsburgh. She is survived by her devoted children Michael (wife Robin) Welch of McCandless Twp., Darnell Kramer Welch (significant other Dan Orlasky) of Conneaut Lake, Robin (husband Ed) Bennett of Shinnston, and Wendy (husband Patrick) Riley of Hopewell Twp.; her cherished grandchildren Emily (husband Sam) Fisher, Anthony Kramer Jr., Halie Bennett, Myah Riley, Kaleb Riley, and Amilya Riley.

Also survived by her siblings Dorothy Himmelrich, Linda Gange, Charlotte Graham, Rose Marie Henry, Jack Simmons, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Darlene Welch is proceeded in death by her loving husband, Merle G. Welch, of 58 years of marriage. They loved each other and their family dearly. Darlene was an admirable mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and much more to anyone. She created a warm, welcoming home to everyone. Darlene will be forever missed.

Family and Friends will be received on Sunday September 29, 2019 from 2:00pm-6:00pm at H.P. Brandt Funeral Home, Inc., 1032 Perry Hwy., Ross Twp. (412-364-4444), where a funeral service will be held Monday September 30, 2019 at 11:00am. Online condolences may be shared at www.brandtfuneralhome.com


  • Visitation Sunday, September 29, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 30, 2019


Darlene K. Welch

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