Terry W. Welsh
Terry W. Welsh, 51, of Philipsburg, died Friday, April 8, 2016, at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College.
Terry was born on January 22, 1965, in Philipsburg, a son Carolyn May (Gearhart) Welsh Reed, who survives of Philipsburg.
Terry was a Christian by faith. He attended and played music at gFREE Church in Gearhartville, RD Philipsburg. He was a 1983 graduate of the Philipsburg – Osceola Area High School, Philipsburg, and the Clearfield County Career & Technology Center, Clearfield.
Terry held a number of local employment opportunities throughout his working career. He was first the owner / operator of the former Welsh Electronics, Philipsburg. He was then employed with the former C-COR/ Arris Group, State College. Terry was then employed with the Philipsburg – Osceola Area School District for over twenty years; where he held various courier, security and A-V responsibilities. He was most recently employed as an assembler with Druckers Diagnostics, Philipsburg.
In addition to his mother, Terry is survived by his maternal grandmother, Frances Ruth (Conklin) Gearhart; one brother, Richard W. Reed, Sr. and his wife, Amanda; three nephews: Nicholas A. Showers, Richard W. Reed, Jr. and Joseph Todd Reed; his girlfriend, Amy J. (Bambarger) Phillips; and his three dogs: Timmy, Abbey and Jazzy, all of Philipsburg.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Merle J. Gearhart and his step-father, Howard R. Reed, Jr.
Terry had a great love for music; and his life and interests reflected that talent. He was involved in a number of personal musical projects and local acts throughout his life. These local bands included Fazz-Jackal, Jagged Edge, Steadfast, 180’s Christian Band, Sol and most recently, The JAM.
A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made in Terry’s memory to: One Less Tear / Navasky Foundation at www.onelesstear.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, 719 E. Spruce Street, Philipsburg, PA 16866. Online condolences may be submitted to www.beezerheathfh.com