Robert Richard Welch, 87, of Annapolis, Md., and formerly of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., died of respiratory failure on Feb. 12, 2009, at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis surrounded by his children.
Mr. Welch was born Jan. 30, 1922, in Detroit to the late George Welch and Grace McInerney Welch.
He attended Lincoln High School and grew up in Pleasant Ridge, Mich. The family owned a cottage at Higgins Lake and spent most summers there.
He attended college and attained an associate’s degree.