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Douglas Welcher

August 8, 1934 ~ June 30, 2021 (age 86)


Born in Philadelphia on August 8, 1934, Doug Welcher left us on June 30, 2021.

A 1952 graduate of Shortridge High School, Doug lost his sight in 1967, but through courage and perseverance earned a BS degree from IUPUI in 1975.  Following a long career in service to the visually impaired, he retired in 1997.  Doug was previous recipient of the Indy Volunteer of the Year award and the JC Penney award for volunteer service.

Doug married Susan (Davidson) in 1963 and they were parents to Brian (Lisa), Linda (Richie Benjamin), and Adam, and grandparents to Aaron, Ethan, and Benjamin Welcher, and Cassandra and Olivia Benjamin, and brother of Gary Welcher.

Doug was an avid fan of jazz music and audio books, especially English murder mysteries.  He loved listening to sporting events, baseball, football, and basketball.  After his retirement, Doug and Sue traveled extensively having visited every continent except Antarctica.  He loved his daily workouts at the JCC.

Private family graveside services will Sunday, July 4, 2021, at Beth El Zedeck North Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the medical staff and doctors at the Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center, the hospice caregivers at Paradigm Health, and the caring staff at Carmel Health and Living who eased Doug’s final days.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jazz Studies Program at the University of Indianapolis or JCC Indy.


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Graveside Service
July 4, 2021

11:00 AM
Beth El Zedeck North Cemetery
9900 North Allisionville Road
Fishers, IN


Jewish Community Center of Indianapolis
6701 Hoover Road, Indianapolis IN 46260

University of Indianapolis

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