Obituary: Marianne J. Welch



Marianne J. Welch, 94, of Fairfield, PA died Monday morning, February 12, 2024 at the Gettysburg Hospital.

Born October 22, 1929 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Friederich and Anna (Schroer) Freyth. She was the wife of the late US Army Retired Major General James S. Welch, who died September 13, 1993. General Welch was the former commander of DESCOM at Letterkenny Army Depot and relocated to Carroll Valley in retirement.

As a military spouse, she was dedicated to supporting families of service members wherever she and General Welch were assigned.

Marianne travelled extensively overseas and in the US. She was also an avid golfer, enjoying time on the local golf courses and worked at the Liberty Mountain Resort and Golf Course.

Marianne is survived by many of her family members in Germany as well as General Welch’s family throughout the United States. She also leaves behind many caring neighbors, friends and care givers who supported her over the years.

Marianne will be buried next to her husband in Arlington National Cemetery at a date to be determined by the cemetery. The Monahan Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements and online condolences may be made at monahanfuneralhome.com.

In accordance with Marianne’s wishes, donations may be made to Meals on Wheels, 285 Jacks Mountain Road, Fairfield PA 17320.

This obituary was originally published here.

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