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John A. Welder, 73

October 16, 2011

John A. Welder, 73, DuBois, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 9, 1939, in Stump Creek, the son of the late Joseph Welder and Helen Frantz.

July 6, 1968, he married Lillian (Tschopp) Welder, who survives.

Mr. Welder was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in Vietnam.

He worked at Riverside-BiLo in DuBois and the former Country Garden Market for many years.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He especially liked to work on vehicles.

In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include two sons, Jonathan J. Welder of DuBois and Corey J. Welder and wife Rebecca of Punxsutawney; two grandchildren; three brothers, Robert Welder and wife Ordean of Luthersburg, George Frantz of Punxsutawney, and Joseph Freeman of Greenville; and three sisters Ruth Smith, Sarah Bell and Fran Armagost, all of Punxsutawney.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Emma Landsberry; and two brothers, David and Thomas Welder.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home.

The DuBois Area Honor Guard will conduct a ritual service at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, from the funeral home, DuBois.

A funeral service will be held at noon Wednesday, Oct. 19,2011, at the funeral home with Pastor Kevin Beard officiating.

Full military honors will be accorded from the funeral home by the members of the DuBois Area Honor Guard.

Interment will be in Lakelawn Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be placed with www.gbfuneralhome.com.

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