WARREN - John M. Welch, 80, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013, at St. Joseph Health Center.
John was born Aug. 16, 1932, in Mill Creek, W.Va., the son of Cecil and Stella Snyder Welch.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War.
He retired from Republic Steel and was a member of McKinley Community Church.
He is survived by his wife, Thelma Phares Welch; three children, Cathy Hughes of Cortland, John A. Welch of Warren and Deborah K. Welch of Howland; two grandsons; and one sister, Marie Crickard of Elkins, W.Va.
He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Welch.
The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at the Lane Family Funeral Home, Roberts-Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Drive, Warren, OH 44483. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m.
Interment will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Park.