Mark Charles Welsh (aka Blade), born on October 25, 1960 in Aston, Pennsylvania passed away at age 58 on May 15, 2019 in San Diego, California. Mark is preceded in death by his parents, Paul Welsh and Eleanor Lucas Welsh. Mark is survived by his brother, Gary Welsh (Maryellen); and sister, Kelly Welsh Monti (Bill) and his niece Gabriella Welsh. He started working at the age of 16 at Pathmark in Aston, PA. He continued working at various grocery stores throughout the rest of his life.
At a very young age, Mark acquired a passion for fishing . If he wasn't outside playing baseball or football with the neighborhood kids, he was fishing down at the local creek. Mark’s other passion was drawing and painting. In ninth grade, he was asked to paint a mural in the Northley Junior High School cafeteria. He also had a sense of adventure and a love for life. At the age of 21, he traveled across country with his best friend Steve Lee and eventually settled in San Diego. He lived there until 2001, and then decided to move back to Aston, PA to help his family take care of their ailing father. After his father's death, he moved back to the area he truly loved, San Diego. He had many friends who shared his love of football and his favorite team, the Miami Dolphins. He enjoyed traveling around the country to see his favorite team play. He was also known for his love of chocolate chip cookies and milk, which he enjoyed having often, and his love of animals, especially dogs. He would be seen outside feeding the birds potato chips when he finished working his shift at Von’s Grocery Store in San Diego.
He will be truly missed by his family and friends, but we know he is at peace. Mark will always be in his loved ones hearts.
Those who wish to honor his memory, a service will be held on Friday, August 9 at 10am at St. Joseph’s Church in Aston, PA followed by a Celebration of Life luncheon at Noon at Slowdown Grill located at 4700 Pennell Rd, Aston, PA.
If you like to make a donation in his memory, Mark would have appreciated a donation to the Humane Society of the United States.