Joseph A. Welches Sr., 93, of Piscataway, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at his home. Joseph was born on March 16, 1926 in Yugoslavia, and was raised there until he came to the United States in 1951. Prior to his retirement, he was a crane operator for Harris Construction. He was a musician in the Aurora Trio where he sang, played accordion and drums. In his free time, he enjoyed racing stock cars in Old Bridge. Joseph will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Joseph was predeceased by his parents, Anton and Julianna Welches; a sister, Rose; his daughter-in-law, Glenyze; and his son-in-law, Paul. He is survived by his wife of nearly 74 years, Zdenka; son, Joseph Welches, Jr.; daughter, Amy Kiendel; sisters, Erica and Anna; along with five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit on Monday, March 9, 2020 from 2-5 PM at Boylan Funeral Home, 188 Easton Avenue, New Brunswick. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 10th at 10 AM at St. Frances Cabrini Church, Piscataway. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Piscataway.