Michael W. Welch, Sr, of Highland, died Monday, August 7, 2017 at Friedwald Center in New City.
Born in New York City, he was a son of the late Frederick & Patricia ORourke Welch.
He was a veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean Conflict. He was a contractor and built many homes in the New Paltz area. He was a top life insurance salesman for Metropolitan Life and a faithful daily reader of the New York Times.
Michael is survived by three children, William Welch and his wife Stephanie of Esopus, Pamela Welch of Hyde Park and Patrick Welch and his wife Lisa of Wallkill, one sister, Suzanne Welch Polacco and her husband James of Kingston, Six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to his parents, Michael was predeceased by his son Michael, two brothers, Hugh and Daniel Welch and one great granddaughter.
Michael will be reposing at the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave on Friday, August 11, 2017 from 4-6 PM.
A prayer service will follow at 6:00 PM.
Interment will be held privately.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.