Richard Randall Welch, 70, of Wakeman, died Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at the Erie County Care Facility in Huron. Mr. Welch was born May 6, 1942, in Niagara Falls, New York, to Robert Welch and Ann Welch Vegh.
He graduated from Elyria High School in Elyria. He enjoyed watching football and playing Scrabble with his family. Richard also enjoyed dancing and playing pool. Richard was employed by General Motors and World Color.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Patricia; brother, Randall; daughter, Natalie Baxter; sons, James, John, Jeffery, Rich, David, Bob; and two step sons, David Henderson and Brian Schafer; 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his father, mother and brother, Michael.
Richard courageously donated his body to science at the Cleveland Clinic.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 2 P.M. at Kipton Community Church in Kipton, Ohio.