December 11, 1917 ~ February 7, 2014
Mr. Ralph A. Welter, age 96, of Wallingford passed away on February 7, 2014. Formerly of New Haven, Cheshire & Meriden he was the husband for 73 years of Agnes M. Bruzevicius Welter. Born in New Haven on December 11, 1917 he was a son of the late Robert & Emma Dujardin Welter. Ralph is survived by Agnes and his sons, Richard A. Welter & his wife Bonnie of Punta Gorda, FL & Frye Island, ME and Ronald B. Welter & his wife Marilyn of Englewood, FL & Cheshire, CT; his grandchildren, Cynthia W. Given, Sandra Gagnon, Ronald B. Welter, Jr. & Lorraine Hoynack; 6 great-grandchildren; his sister Emma Badali of Utah; his sister in-law Eileen Welter of Hamden and many nieces & nephews. Ralph was predeceased by his granddaughters, Carolyn Welter & Virginia Welter Hoffman; his sisters Lillian Strickland & Dorothea 'Dolly' Edmonds and his brothers, Robert, John, Bruce and Daniel Welter. Ralph was a self employed home repairman, a Mason serving as a Past Master of the Adelphi Lodge #63 AF & AM and their Secretary for many years. Family members will gather at Beaverdale Memorial Park, Section H, Hamden on Thursday, Feb.13th at 12:00 Noon for his Graveside Service. In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to the Masonic Charity Foundation, P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden. To send a condolence to his family please mail to: Agnes Welter, 22 Masonic Ave, Wallingford, CT 06492.