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Thomas X. WelchApril 15, 1939 ~ April 2, 2017 (age 77)
Thomas Xavier Welch Sr.
Thomas Xavier Welch, seventy-seven went to be with our Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 2nd in Bremerton, WA with family by his side. Tom was born April 15th, 1939 in San Francisco, CA to Mary Letitia Duggan Welch and John Thomas "Jack" Welch. Tom graduated from Archbishop Riordan High School in 1956.
He enlisted in the United States Air Force shortly after, where he served for four and a half years. He was also a member of the National Guard having been activated during the eruption of Mt. St. Helen in 1980.
Tom owned businesses over the years in the Bremerton area. He was known by his friends and co-workers for his kindness and helpful nature.
Tom was a competition pistol and rifle shooter and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with his friends and family. He had a unique sense of humor and a great chuckle. he loved the latest and greatest technology had to offer.
In his retirement, Tom volunteered for the Kitsap Crisis Line as a call receiver and CASA as a Children's Advocate. He was a past member of both the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce and the Bremerton Rotary. He was most recently active and passionate about his work with the American Legion post 200 in Belfair, WA.
Tom is survived by his wife Rosemarie Welch, his children Dawn (Eric) Gaffney, Denis Welch, Jeanette (Mark) Merod and Tom Jr. (Amanda) Welch, 9 grandchildren, his brother Bill (Betty) Welch and many cousins, nieces and nephews and friends. Tom was preceded in death by his sister Sarah "Sally" Letitia Welch Bullock.
A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady Star of the Sea at 1513 6th Street, Bremerton, WA, 98337, at 11:00 AM with a rosary at 10:30 AM on Thursday, May 11th.
Burial with honors will take place on Friday, May 12th at 1:30 PM at Tahoma National Cemetery at 18600 SE 240th Street, Kent, WA, 98042.
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