UNION VALE – John Joseph Welsh, M.D., 104, of Clove, passed away on January 10, 2018 at home surrounded by his family.
Born on November 8, 1913 in Corona, Queens, Jack was the son of the late John J. and Mary (Reilly) Welsh.
He graduated from Fordham University and went on to receive his MD at St Louis Medical School in 1939. He completed his internship at St Vincent’s Hospital and residency at Bellevue Hospital in NYC.
Jack served in the Army Air Corp before and during WW II as a Flight Surgeon. As a Lt. Colonel, Jack was assigned to many US bases and the Pacific Theater, including Iwo Jima, Guam, and Tinian. He worked on the Manhattan Project and was there when the Enola Gay arrived back from Hiroshima. He retired as Corporate Medical Director at Union Carbide Corporation in Manhattan in 1978 after 20 years of service.
On April 26, 1943 at Our Lady of Sorrows in Corona, Jack married Anna (Attridge) Welsh who predeceased him in 2009. He is survived by his children, Dorothy Nastro and her husband Larry of New Jersey, Alice Heidecker of Gardner, Richard Welsh and his wife Brenda of Owings, MD, John Welsh and his wife Kathy of Union Vale, Barbara Hayes and her fiancé Karl Dekeukelaere of Millbrook, Bill Welsh and his wife Connie of Briarcliff Manor, Mary Daggett and her husband Brian of Kinderhook, and Joseph Welsh and his wife Charlene of Long Valley, NJ; his grandchildren, Laura, Barbara, John, Richard, Carol, Thomas, Andrea, Brian, Kynan, Sarah, Rick, Amy, Rebecca, Christine, Caitlin, and Joe; his 9 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his grandchildren, Anne and Robert.
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 2-6 pm at 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday at 10 am at St. Denis Church, 602 Beekman Road, Hopewell Junction followed by burial at Clove Cemetery with military honors.
Donations may be made in Jack’s memory to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.