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Celebrating the Life of Fr. Welsh, S.J. '54

Read more for details on wake and funeral arrangements for Rev. Robert J. Welsh, S.J. '54, former president of Saint Ignatius High School.
Former president of Saint Ignatius High School, Rev. Robert J. Welsh, S.J. '54 died Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. He was 82 years old. 

The wake for Fr. Welsh will be held at St. Mary of the Assumption Chapel on the Saint Ignatius campus on Tuesday, September 4 from 3 to 9 p.m. His funeral Mass will be held at Church of the Gesu in University Heights on Wednesday, September 5 at 10 a.m.  Burial will be at All Saints Cemetery in Northfield and will take place immediately following Mass.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Ignatius High School. Gifts will be applied to The Welsh Academy operational fund in honor of Fr. Welsh, S.J. '54. Gifts may be made online at by selecting The Welsh Academy gift designation, by phone at (216) 651-0222 ext. 228, or by mail: Saint Ignatius High School, Advancement Department, 1911 West 30th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113.