In Memory of Ells Welch

Ellsworth Welch was a truly dedicated and life long educator.  He served as the esteemed  Principal of Ocean Avenue Elementary School for many years.  He never ceased caring about the children, staff and families of the school community. Long  after his retirement, if you met him, he would ask about the children who had attended the school. He was truly interested in the well being of the students.

His family with, the help of Paul Fazio, has requested, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made in his memory and name to the R-UTN Scholarship Fund for 2021.

Please send donations to:
Mr. David Hosie
19 Jay Court
Northport, Ny  11768

Make the checks to UTN-R and put Ells Welch on the memo line.

Personal memories of Ells, submitted by R-UTN members, can be found on the Member Memorial page.

Sad News

Ellsworth Welch, former principal of Ocean Avenue School and R-UTN member, passed away on September 20. Ells, as he was always known, is survived by his wife Jacquie, ten children and step-children, twenty-one grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Ells was a longtime resident of Northport and will be missed by all who knew him. Visiting Sunday, September 13, 1- 5 p.m. at the Brueggemann Funeral Home, 522 Larkfield Road, East Northport, NY 11731. Funeral Service Monday, September 14, 10:00 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 189 Burr Road, East Northport. Interment to follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park.