Thomas Welsh, beloved husband of Anne Welsh, died December 5, 2020 on the Garden Island of Kauai.
Tom was born September 2, 1923 in Cleveland, Ohio. He is pre-deceased by parents, Joe and Josephine Welsh, daughter, Susan De Cavia; sister, Patricia Card and his favorite caregiver daughter, Laurie Williams and grandson Matthew Lauritsen.
He leaves Anne, his wife of 51 years, daughter, Marilyn Lauritsen, grandson, Michael Gibb; great-grandson, Steven Gibb; brother, Rick Le Bouvier and sister, June Burne.
Tom was a husband, father, an artist, a builder, a painting contractor, and sponsor to many men in a 12 step program that he was in for 60 years.
He was a Merchant Marine all during World War II and loved the sea.
There was a young man strong and lean who once was a merchant marine. He was one of the few who spoke loud and true “Had a blast during the big world war two”
Saw all of the sights under the stars but mostly we just saw all of the bars. It was a tough job that was clear but an 18 year old never has fear. Heard the U-boats galore sink our men to the floor yet he sailed coffin corner thought it an honor for he was a Merchant Marine. When ships flew down through the foam Davy Jones held them close as he said no longer do you have to roam. Guys, you have finally come home!
Tom is now in the loving arms of Laurie, Susie and his mom. Also his special cat, Dot.com.
I will love you forever – Anne
Private gathering to be held later.
Many thank for the care and services of Michael Braun, M.D. and staff.
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