- November 26, 1958 - August 29, 2010
- Hamilton Square, New Jersey
of Brian's Passing
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“Still an influence on me and always to be remembered. Class of 84
1 of 45 | Posted by: Francis X Haddad - NJ
“Its been over two years since one of the biggest role players in my life passed on. Mr. Welsh and I met my junior year of highschool, and till this...Read More »
2 of 45 | Posted by: Bryan Villamil - princeton, NJ
“Every now and then I would google "Maynard". I would get glimpse into his great coaching career. I should have called but in ever did- I guess this...Read More »
3 of 45 | Posted by: Glenn Gold - Doylestown , PA
“Yes my name is also Brian Welsh. Just having googled my name and this came up. I feel compelled to leave my thoughts. I am also an educator. I am a...Read More »
4 of 45 | Posted by: Brian Welsh - syosset, NY - none
“I am simply stunned; there is no other way to explain how I felt when I saw the news. My heart and prayers go out to his family.
I met Mr. Welsh,...Read More »
5 of 45 | Posted by: Josh Bobeck - Washington, DC
“I have only today learned this news and I am crushed and devastated. The passion for learning, for teaching, for the urgent importance of civics in...Read More »
6 of 45 | Posted by: Ralph Siegel - Mercerville, NJ
“I was only at WWPHS for one year (7th grade), but that happened to be Mr. Welsh's first year there--as a 7th grade social studies teacher.
Even...Read More »
7 of 45 | Posted by: Lyle Zimskind - Los Angeles, CA
“Mrs. Welsh, Kendall, and Shannon Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. You are very special to me and all of us at Mercerville.
8 of 45 | Posted by: Barbara Flagg - Hamilton, NJ
“Mr. Welsh was a terrific teacher. I was lucky to be one of his students. I always felt comfortable and intellectually engaged in his classroom. ...Read More »
9 of 45 | Posted by: Jim Oliver - Student WWPHS '87
10 of 45 | Posted by: Lynn Johnson - former colleague
“I didn't go to WWPHS l but I knew Mr. Welsh when I was a high school student. I first began talking to Mr. Welsh about soccer. I told him that I...Read More »
11 of 45 | Posted by: Mamta Chugh
“I didn't have the opportunity to take Mr. Welsh's classes, though I often heard and saw them in the infamous open space classrooms of WWPHS! While...Read More »
12 of 45 | Posted by: Christine Algozo - Brooklyn, NY
“Mr. Welsh was an inspiration to us all! He always made school interesting and didn't let us feel bad about ourselves. This is truly a terrible loss...Read More »
13 of 45 | Posted by: Eve Wolkind Wasserman - NJ
“How amazing it is that practically every WWPHS graduate I've been in touch with this week has expressed the very same sentiment: "Mr. Welsh was one...Read More »
14 of 45 | Posted by: Heather Landy - New York, NY
“May the Lord Bless Brian & his Family. My prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.
15 of 45 | Posted by: Jaroslaw Sydor - Trenton, NJ
“Pick your spot.
I'm sure everyone from '93 remembers those words that afternoon. But more important than the words themselves, was the boiling...Read More »
16 of 45 | Posted by: chris ritchie - NJ - class of '94
“Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Welsh...Read More »
17 of 45 | Posted by: Heather Stork - Former Student
“I have a vision of Brian as a fresh young man - new teacher - loud - boisterous - and full of enthusiasm... putting up with our "Greatest Amaerican...Read More »
18 of 45 | Posted by: Nicolle Benz - Amarillo, TX
“Brian Welsh was a true inspiration for anyone who ever met the man - he was my teacher, my coach and my first "adult" friend. His infectious...Read More »
19 of 45 | Posted by: John Mitchell - Garden City, NY
“Mr. Welsh was a generous coach and a reliable friend. For the sake of his family, I lament his death.
20 of 45 | Posted by: Chris Dampier - Former student
“Our hearts go out to the Welsh family in this time of deep sorrow. We will always be here for Kendall and Shannon. We will do everything we can to...Read More »
21 of 45 | Posted by: Megan Festa and Sandy Ryan - NJ
“......travel well in the places you go now & remember the people who knew and loved you Brian Welsh,through all the generations you served....you...Read More »
22 of 45 | Posted by: James Blackburn - Davis, OK
“Mr. Welsh told me every year I saw him that he still remembered and thanked me silently for Thanksgiving turkeys.
He was the reason I decided to...Read More »
23 of 45 | Posted by: TAL - Keda, Republic of Georgia
“My deepest condolences go out to the Welsh family.
Mr. Welsh was an amazing teacher and a great inspiration to many. As a teacher, there was no...Read More »
24 of 45 | Posted by: Kathryn Mecklenburger - MA
“I have so many fond memories of Mr. Welsh dating back to 7th grade. He was interesting, funny and always made you feel like you could/should be part...Read More »
25 of 45 | Posted by: Lynn Casciola - Princeton, NJ
“I had the pleasure to work with Brian at WWPHS, attend trips together to Florida and Washington and watch him dazzle the students with his...Read More »
26 of 45 | Posted by: barbara prezlock - lavallette, NJ
“Welsh was one of kind. I had him as a teacher and coach and he was my friend. He taught me life lessons on and off the field and in and out of the...Read More »
27 of 45 | Posted by: Jonathan Hatcher - NJ
“I remember Mr. Welsh so fondly. He showed us that one could be a teacher and a real (cool) person.
-Laura Beddini Class of '85
28 of 45 | Posted by: Laura - weston, CT - student
“I had Mr. Welsh for political science class. I was in 10th grade and scared at first of this class. He assigned me a topic and I started off with a...Read More »
29 of 45 | Posted by: Teena Froehlich Johnston - NJ
“I was so saddened to learn that Mr. Welsh had died. He was a legendary teacher at WWP South. My children both feel that the Washington Seminar, which...Read More »
30 of 45 | Posted by: Joy Scharfstein - NJ
“Our most sincere thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this time. Mr. Welsh had a great impact on my life and was an incredible example of...Read More »
31 of 45 | Posted by: Christine Greber Calandra - NJ
“September 1981 first period...My first day after Dutch Nek and his first day as a Teacher...Doug TIgnor is blabbing on and that the Star Wars books...Read More »
32 of 45 | Posted by: Dave
“Dearest Children of the late Brian Welsh,
While I never had the opportunity to meet any of you in person I felt compelled to write you a letter...Read More »
33 of 45 | Posted by: Meena Srinivasan New Delhi, India
“Mr. Welsh was a big part of my senior year of high school. As the trials and tribulations of that year occurred, he was always there for a tough love...Read More »
34 of 45 | Posted by: Khara Schenker
“I hope you can see the tremendous impact you have had on so many students in your life, and that you find peace and love in that. With love and...Read More »
35 of 45 | Posted by: Linda Ivey - Alameda, CA
“My heart breaks for his family and all of his former students and friends. My daughter graduated south in 2010, She directed the AP play with Mr....Read More »
36 of 45 | Posted by: Paige Lanzetta - Princeton jct., NJ
“Mr. Welsh, you were a wonderful friend to our family...and my husband, Manny, really loved kidding around with you, Maynard...My 4 kids all knew and...Read More »
37 of 45 | Posted by: Dolores Occhipinti - NJ
“Maynard and I grew up on Chewalla Drive in Hamilton. We always played basketball and sports at my cousins house down the street. He was always alot...Read More »
38 of 45 | Posted by: Caroline Owen - Hamilton Twp , NJ
“My thoughts and prayers go out to you. Mr. Welsh has made such a large impact on so many of our lives and he will be deeply missed but forever...Read More »
39 of 45 | Posted by: Catherine Ihasz - Collingswood, NJ
“Be at Peace, Mr. Welsh.
40 of 45 | Posted by: Glenn D. Martin - Former Student
“He is one of the only teachers I really remember. His first year was our first year in 7th grade and we loved him so! He made such a huge impact on...Read More »
41 of 45 | Posted by: Suzanne Flory - WI
“He was a young teacher when I went to school and he had an electric personality. I had the pleasure of having him as my Social Studies teacher and...Read More »
42 of 45 | Posted by: Vicki Landers - Phila, PA
“I was a new kid at WWPHS in 1981, and having Mr. Welsh as my 7th grade social studies teacher instantly made me feel like part of a community. He...Read More »
43 of 45 | Posted by: Jack Silbert - Hoboken, NJ
“There will never be another Mr. Welsh. It was an honor to be taught by and coached by him. To learn of the pain and illness he must have been...Read More »
44 of 45 | Posted by: Dolly Chugh
“Rest in Peace! You were a wonderful Coach, Teacher, Friend and Father! You will be greatly missed! You were loved!
45 of 45 | Posted by: The Sitek Family - West Windsor, NJ
Brian "Maynard" Welsh, 51, of Hamilton Square, passed away Sunday. Born in Trenton, Brian was a lifelong area resident and graduate of Our Lady of Sorrows School, Steinert High School, Class of 1976, and Rider University, Class of 1980. Brian was a teacher at West Windsor Plainsboro South High School, and during his 30 year career, taught social studies and coached the boys varsity soccer team. In addition to being the successful and beloved coach he was, Brian was also involved in many facets of the school, which included serving as the unofficial teacher mascot. He was an important influence in the lives of the students he taught and coached. Brian spent a lifetime loving the game of soccer, from playing on a state championship team in high school, a successful Division 1 Team at Rider to coaching his son and daughters in recreational soccer. His genuine passion for soccer, for teaching, for family, for friends and life, made him a special "son" of Hamilton Township and Mercer County. He was an active parishioner of St. Gregory the Great RC Church and a longtime member of the Hibernians. An avid Oakland Raiders fan, Maynard was a fixture in many local establishments, cheering for his favorite team. A beloved father to Kelly, Ryan, Mollie, Kendall and Shannon, Brian wore many hats in life, but was most proud to wear the one of fatherhood. Son of the late Walter Henry and Alice (Slover) Welsh, he is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Welsh; his children, Kelly, Ryan, Mollie, Kendall and Shannon; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathy and Randy Hanenberg, and Alice and John Andres; his brother and sister-in-law, Kevin and Carol Welsh; his former wife and longtime friend, Anne C. Woodrick, mother of Kelly, Ryan and Mollie; his nephews, Christopher, Kyle, Maxx and Zack; and special aunts, Ruth's McDowell and Burchell. A Memorial Service will be held 5-9pm Friday with prayers at 6 pm at St. Gregory the Great RC Church, 4620 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ. At the family's request, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kendall, Shannon, and Mollie Welsh College Fund, c/o Wachovia Bank, 1177 Route 33, Hamilton Square, NJ 08690.