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October 13, 1926 ~ August 10, 2017 (age 90)

Ronald Arthur Welsh, MD, professor emeritus of Pathology at Louisiana Medical Center, avid fisherman, gardener, bridge player, teller of jokes, and fixer of all things broken, passed away on Thursday August 10 at age 90. He is survived by children, Mary Jeanne Welsh, Ph D. (husband David Otwell), William A. Welsh, and James D. Welsh, MD (wife Sheree); four grandchildren, and brother Myron Welsh. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, Mary Jeanne Duncan Welsh, daughter-in-law Donna Welsh, and his parents Leo Arthur Welsh and Octavia Franssen Welsh of Houston.
A graduate of the University of Texas on a Navy V-12 scholarship and the University of Texas Moody Medical Branch, he was a professor in the LSUMC Department of Pathology from 1956 until retirement in 2008 where he was recognized as an outstanding teacher and mentor to decades of pathology residents.
A memorial service will be held in the chapel of Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM. Arrangements by Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed online at

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August 21, 2017

10:00 AM
Trinity Episcopal Church
1329 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

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