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110 Division St.
Amsterdam, NY 12010
Phone: 518-842-2810
Fax: 518-842-6952
Bernard Welch

Bernard M "Bernie" Welch

Sunday, September 2nd, 1951 - Sunday, February 9th, 2020
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Bernard M. “Bernie” Welch, 68 of Amsterdam, NY; passed away peacefully Sunday, February 9, 2020 at home surrounded by his family.

Born in Amsterdam, on September 2, 1951, he was the son of the late Bernard and Dolores Slowakiewicz Welch.

Bernie received his education at St. Mary’s Institute and was a graduate of Bishop Scully High School in Amsterdam. He also attended Fulton Montgomery Community College.

Bernie retired from the Amsterdam Fire Department with the rank of Lieutenant in 2001 after almost 30 years of service to the City of Amsterdam.

He was a member of the Amsterdam Professional Firefighters Association, Irish American Club, Bigelow Weavers and the Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course.

Bernie is survived by his wife, Kelly Maskosky Welch, whom he married May 10, 1985, one son, Michael (Nicole) Welch of Ballston Spa, NY; two daughters, Kristin (James) Meyers of Amsterdam and Erin (Greg) Allen of Dallas, TX; one brother, Timothy (Betty) Welch of Saratoga Springs, NY; his twin sister, Gail Squillace (the late David) and Barbara (Edgar) Holloway, and granddaughter, Harper Meyers all of Amsterdam; brothers and sisters - in – law, Antonina and Michael Weil, Jacqueline and Joseph Parillo, Richard Jr. and Lucy Maskosky, Annmarie and Pat Ambrose, Monica and David DeAngelis, Suzann Carlton and Nancy and Randy Hitchcock. Nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Bernie was also predeceased by his mother and father – in - law, Richard and Mary Ann Maskosky.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial, which will be celebrated Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 11:15 at St. Mary’s Church, 156 East Main Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010, with Rev. Jeffrey L’Arche, M.S. officiating.

Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Fort Johnson, NY.

Bernie’s family will receive friends from 9:15 to 11: 15 prior to the mass at St. Mary’s Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable and sent to: Penn State Neurology, Penn State University Development, P. O. Box 852, Hershey, PA 17033. Please identify donations as “In Memory of Bernie Welch.” Donations will support further research in pursuit of a cure for PSP

Bernie’s family would like to thank Community Hospice of Montgomery County.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 13th, 2020 | 9:15am - 11:15am
    Thursday, February 13th, 2020 9:15am - 11:15am
    St. Mary's Church
    156 East Main Street
    AMSTERDAM, NY 12010
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  • Service

    Thursday, February 13th, 2020 | 11:15am
    Thursday, February 13th, 2020 11:15am
    St. Mary's Church
    156 East Main Street
    AMSTERDAM, NY 12010
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    Rev. Jeffrey L'Arche, M.S.
  • Interment

    St. Mary's Cemetery
    Main Street
    FORT JOHNSON, NY 12070
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David Kaczor

Posted at 02:28pm
Godspeed Bernie,

Mrs. Welch, Tim, Gail, Barbera and Family,

Upon learning of Bernie's passing, my heartfelt condolences go out to you all.

I have many fond memories of Bernie. Many years ago as a child as I accompanied my parents to family events, regardless of the occasion Bernie would always make his way over to where we were seated and greet us with his endearing smile and infectious laughter. Before moving on he would always take time to speak directly with me. He would tell me about the fire trucks and the firehouse. The last thing he would do is tell me a joke or something funny and would not leave until I was the one with a smile on my face and laughing. When I was older, Bernie was partially the reason that I went on to become a Volunteer Firefighter / EMT for 26 years.

Bernie is surely going to be missed.

David Kaczor

Frederick hidde

Posted at 05:48am
Kelly and family I'm so sorry for your loss Bernie was a great father,husband,and friend always made people around him laugh

Roberta F. Hancock

Posted at 05:33pm
Bernie was a great guy! He was always fun loving and kind. His stories always made you smile. His life made the world a better place! He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him!!
Robi (Florimo) Hancock and family Yorktown, VA

Karen Korona Hastings

Posted at 08:04pm
Kelly and family,
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Michael, Karen (Korona), Matthew and Jonathan Hastings


Elmer santiago

Posted at 07:28pm
My deepest condolences... It was my Honor to work with Bernie, he was a Great Fireman...

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