August 21, 1948 - January 23, 2020
FLORSIT NOTE: PLEASE HAVE ALL FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS DELIVERED BY 3 PM, ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2020 TO PARSELL FUNERAL HOMES, LEWES, DE. Richard "Hal" H. Welsh, age 71 of Lewes, DE, passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. He was born on August 21, 1948 in Locksley, PA, son of the late William A. and Anne (Tomlinson) Welsh. Mr. Welsh grew up in Swarthmore, PA. He held multiple degrees including: a Master of Science in Accounting from Penn State University, a Bachelor’s in Economics from Widener University and a Master's in Business Administration in Finance from Drexel University. Mr. Welsh embarked on a lifelong career in banking as an Assistant Treasurer at Sun Ship a division of Sun Company. He went on to join Chase Manhattan Bank and then First Maryland Bank (First Omni) as the CFO until their merger. With all his experience he began to consult for major banks including: First Boston, Fleet, and Bank of America. Mr. Welsh was active in his community and enjoyed volunteering. He was a past board member of the Sussex County Habitat for Humanity and the Wolfe Runne Homeowners Association. He was an avid sports and Phillies fan. Mr. Welsh had a passion for gardening and biking on the local breakwater bike trail. Most of all, he enjoyed his family and his precious grandsons who were the apples of his eye. Mr. Welsh is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Carol Welsh of Lewes, DE; his sons: Richard Welsh and his wife Jenn of Mullica Hill, NJ and Steve Welsh and his wife Sloan of Lewes, DE; his brothers: William Welsh and his wife Deanie of Cornwall, PA and George Welsh and his wife Lindsey of Suffolk, VA; his sisters: Judy Auten and her husband Don of Topsham, ME, Kathy Fox and her husband Keith of Bryn Mawr, PA, and Anne Suthers and her husband Peter of Le Boung, France; and his beloved grandchildren: Mack and Rex. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE, where friends may visit beginning at 10:30 AM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made in Mr. Welsh’s name to Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, 206 Academy Street, Suite One, Georgetown, DE 19947, Improving the Lives of Those Affected by Cancer / The HEADstrong Foundation, 232 Green Avenue, Holmes, PA 19043 or a charity of your choice. Please sign the online guest book located on the tribute page.
FLORSIT NOTE: PLEASE HAVE ALL FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS DELIVERED BY 3 PM, ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2020 TO PARSELL FUNERAL HOMES, LEWES, DE. Richard "Hal" H. Welsh, age 71 of Lewes, DE, passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at the Hospital... View Obituary & Service Information
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