Dover – Services set for Robert Albert Welch, 62, of Middle Rd. died Tuesday December 11, 2012.
A native of Rochester he was a 1968 graduate of Dover High School. He was a US Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War, having served from 1968 to 1978 and was a member of the American Legion.
He worked at the General Electric Co. in Somersworth for 21 years and then was a Hazmat Coordinator at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard until he retried last September due to his health.
He was an avid card player and enjoyed fishing and gardening.
He was predeceased by his mother Marguerite (Vachon) Bickford and his step-father Charles Bickford.
Survivors include his wife Patricia (Chase) Welch, his step-children Mary Jane Merritt and husband Brent of York, ME and Jamie Cragin and wife Jill of Myrtle Beach, SC, six grandchildren Devin, Cole and Drew Merritt, Isabella, Julia and Sophia Cragin and his brother Edward Welch and wife Paulette of Rochester and two nephews. He also leaves his beloved dogs Sophie and Sadie.
Friends are invited to call Sunday April 28th from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. followed by a Celebration of His Life at 1:00 p.m. at the Tasker Funeral Home, 621 Central Ave. A reception will follow at the American Legion Hall in Somersworth.