Zabor Funeral Home Inc.
5680 Pearl Road Parma, OH 44129,
between Snow & Ridge Road
WELTY, Douglas E.

WELTY, Douglas E.

Douglas E. WELTY, age 45. Beloved husband of 17 years to Sarah (nee Maher). Dearest Father of Alisdair and Tristan. Loving son of Lyle and Margaret Welty (nee Wilcox). Dear brother of Debbie Straka (Scott) and grandson of Mary Lou Wilcox.


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Messages of Condolence

  1. So very sorry to have heard this news. Doug was a wonderful person to work with, great sense of humor and will be greatly missed here in the Cleveland Yardi office. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  2. Sarah, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family. We are here for you if you need anything. You have 2 very special kids as well as Family and friends that will help you get through this.

  3. We are so sorry to hear about the sudden loss. We only had the opportunity to work with Doug for a short time. However, in that we all loved his great attitude and it was very evident that he was an all-around great guy. Our thoughts and prayer are with anyone that had the pleasure of having Doug impact their lives, and most importantly, with Doug’s loving family.

  4. My heart is heavy writing this message. Doug was a unique and caring person who made our office better with his incredible knowledge, skills, opinions, and humor. I will miss him greatly. Sarah, Alisdair, and Tristan, please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences during this extremely time. Know that your husband/father will be remembered fondly by many.

  5. Contagious smile and laugh, great sense of humor, brilliant and powerful mind, gentle spirit and heart … oh we will all miss you Doug! Yet the privilege and pleasure of knowing you will live on and remain for a lifetime … and forever! Thank you for the gift of your beautiful self and life, Doug! Peace and strength to Sarah, Ali, Bird, and the entirety of your family!

  6. Sarah, Alisdair, Tristan, cats, and family- it’s so hard to find the “right” words to express our deep sorrow right now. But I’ll give it a try: shine, brilliance, humor, wit, kindness, strength, and love. Those words jump to mind when I think of Doug. That last- love- describes what I’ve always seen at your house, between you all. That will never go away. You’re in our thoughts…

  7. Sarah, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. I am so sad to hear of Doug’s passing. He was one of the smartest people I have ever known. My heart goes out to doug’s Family, friends and all of our colleagues. He will be missed.

  9. Mrs. Welty, Alisdair and Tristan, please know that my prayers are with you all and will continue to be. My heart aches for you – how well I know this pain. May God’s peace be with you as you face the days ahead.

  10. There are no words that express how sorry I am about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children.

  11. I just wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    May God grant you strength and peace in the days ahead.

    Dina Colarosa

  12. I have no words to express your loss but only a heart that will keep all of you. Our condolences to you and family.

  13. Of all the people that I’ve ever known, Doug was one of my all time favorites. I had so many laughs and memories in my times with him and will greatly miss seeing him each day. His intellect, wit and kind nature were truly special. Sarah, Alisdair and Triston – I can’t adequately express my sorrow for this loss, but thank you for sharing Doug with us. He will never be forgotten. Peace and love to the Welty family.

  14. Cousin Doug, your twinkling smile will be missed in person, but will also shine on well beyond these sudden somber moments. I always enjoyed your witty and wisecracking company, man! Thanks for the role model becoming a supportive family guy. Sarah and family, know you have my added love and prayers during this time.

  15. Sarah, Alisdair and Tristan. I am so sorry to hear about Doug’s passing. It doesn’t seem possible that your family is having to deal with such a huge loss at such a young age. I will keep your family in my thoughts and hope that his memory will live on and sustain you in the days ahead.

  16. I am so very sorry for your loss. While I did not know him as well as some of our other co-workers. The times that I did get to interact with him, his intellect and humor always came through. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  17. I am so sorry about Doug’s passing. Not only did his family lose a caring father and husband, but the world lost a unique, intelligent, kind, and very funny person, who’s impact on others has formed a long lasting remembrance in the hearts of many. I for one, will never forget Doug. Sarah, Alisdair, and Tristan, please accept my condolences, and know that your thoughts and love for your husband/father will help keep his memory alive.

  18. Sarah, I am so sorry! May the love of family and friends hold you tight and warm.

  19. My dearest Scat – Joe and I are shocked, devastated, overwhelmed by your loss. We always enjoyed spending time with you and Doug over the years (so many laughs!), and will keep those memories in our hearts. We can’t imagine what you’re going through and wish you peace and strength. Words cannot express our sorrow…

    Ali and Bird, your dad was such a smart, witty, fun guy! Know that he will be with you always and remember how much he loved you.

    Sympathy and love to you all.

  20. I am deeply sorry for your loss. There’s a promise god makes us at Acts 24:15. I hope you can find comfort in this.

  21. Dear Sarah, so sorry to hear of Doug’s untimely passing. It was a pleasure to spend time with him and your family at Russian Christmas these past few years. Prayers for peace and comfort to you, your children, and the entire family.

  22. I was in the WCG in Albany with Debbie. So sorry for your loss! Prayers for the whole family!

  23. We were quite close to Doug as a boy, he was a fine young man.
    Our deepest sympathy to Margie, Lyle, & Debby. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
    Joe & Jules

  24. So sorry and sad to hear about the passing of Doug.
    I remember he always made me laugh he was a joy to be around
    Please know I love you all and you will all be in my
    Prayers, may God give you comfort as only He can,

    Much Love,
    Erica (Lengieza) Rains

  25. Calling on the Great Peace of God to fill your hearts – Lyle, Margie, Debbie, Mrs. Wilcox – as you miss your son/grandson Doug. Losing him at such a young age is devastating, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and even physically. We never met Sarah, Ali, or Tristan, but offer prayers for your comfort and comfort for the whole family.

    With Loving Memories & Prayer,
    Rick & Eileen (Emerson) Beltz

  26. I am so grieved to hear of Doug’s passing….he made a huge and happy impression on my family…I am so sorry for his parents and wife and children
    May God Bless and keep him in the palm of his hand.
    Nicola and Tom Manion

  27. I am so grieved to hear of Doug’s passing.He was such a grand fellow and gave us many hearty laughs and basketball weekends..I am so sorry for your loss.
    Many God Bless and keep him in the palm of his hand.

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