Robert George Welch 1939-2016

Robert (Bob or Bobby) George Welch, 76, of Leesburg, Virginia, passed away unexpectedly on February 2, 2016 in St. Augustine, Florida.

He was born in Washington, DC on August 31st 1939. He graduated from Loudoun County High School, proudly served in the US Navy, and earned an Associate’s Degree from NVCC.

Robert George Welch
Robert George Welch

Robert was a country boy, raised on a farm in Lovettsville.  He traveled the world during his service with the Navy and almost always sported a Navy Veteran baseball cap – proud of his service to his country.  He played trumpet in a Dixieland band that he put together as a teen and loved it, always said it was the most fun he’d ever had.

Robert owned the local BP business in Lovettsville for a number of years, was a Realtor, a general contractor and a mortgage banker.

He is preceded in death by his parents Clarence H. and Helene Welch and is survived by his loving wife of 54+ years, Jean D. Welch.  They were married in Lovettsville on June 23rd, 1961.

Robert is lovingly remembered by his daughters Sandi Preston (Larry), Kathy Ahalt (Steffan), grandchildren Taylor Ahalt, Sydney Ahalt, Michael Preston, Sarah Preston, and Daniel Preston, sister Susie Silliman (Ben) and brother Tubby Welch (Bea).

Godspeed Bob, we all love you……..

A memorial service is not yet planned.  Details will be available in the near future at:

Arrangements made by Hall Funeral Home, Purcellville, VA.

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