Honor Mission

William G. Welch, Veteran

Schuylerville, New York - 21 Mar 2018


We have been requested by the family of William "Bill" G. Welch to participate in his military honors funeral.

Bill Welch passed away peacefully on January 24, 2018 surrounded by his loving children. He was born on March 21, 1923 in Albany New York.

He was a US Army veteran of World War II, serving in China, Burma, and India with a 720 first division.

He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and spending summers at his camp with his wife Margery and family. He was a well-respected man, tough but loving and will be sorely missed. Bill worked for N.Y.C.R.R and Conrail for 46 years, retiring in 1988. He and Margery enjoyed many years with his army buddies, going to reunions all over the US. He and Margery started a food pantry and soup kitchen in 1969. Continuing until 1988, assisting Vietnam veterans coming home to get jobs, food, and a place to live. They expanded their work to help any unfortunate persons in need, both receiving the Kiwanis award for all they did. They continued to work together until Margery's death in 2015. He is survived by seven children and many grandchildren.

Primary Staging Time: 1:00 P.M.

Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Rd
Schuylerville, New York - 12871

Ride Captain:

Bruce Barger

Special Instructions:

Internment with full military honors scheduled for1:30 p.m.. Please stage quietly and be aware of any service already in progress. Please do not gather at the Visitor Center.

Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: "Big Dan" Nolin
Position: Senior Ride Captain, R-4

ROC HOTH Warehouse

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture. Presently this program is in the Rochester, NY area only with pickups within the following zip codes: 146XX; 14445; 14467; 14468; 14514; 14515; 14534; 14559; 14580; 14586.

The 2018 ROC HOTH Warehouse Saturday schedule:
April 14
May 12
June 16
July 14
August 11
September 15
October 13
November 17
December 8

The above schedule is subject to change. Please visit our Facebook page, PGRNY - HOTH for detailed information.

If you have items that meet the criteria, are located in the Rochester area, and would like us to pickup those items, please go to the Help On The Homefront - Donate Items section and fill out the Furniture Donation Pick-up Request Form or call us at 585-866-1747 leaving us a message on our answering service with the reason for your call. You are welcome to bring your donations to the ROC Warehouse by appointment only. Call to schedule your appointment for dropping off your donations today! Your donations are GREATLY appreciated and tax deductible.


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