Bob grew up in Northeast Philadelphia, PA. He attended and graduated school there. He, then, enlisted in the United States Air Force serving nearly 5 years during the time of the Vietnam War. After being honorably discharged, he began working for Boeing as an electrician. He had a passion for his work which is why he continued working for them until his retirement. He was, then, able to pursue his other passions – traveling, doing household projects and shopping for anything and everything!
Bob married and is survived by his wife Elaine C. Breedlove Welsh (nee Janes). They were happily married for 33 years and even renewed their vows at their home in July, surrounded by friends and family, to commemorate their love.
He is also survived by their children Edward “Cookie” (Dolores) Breedlove of Philadelphia, PA; Linda Gray of Woodbury, NJ; Caroline (Tom) Gilham of Austin, TX; Tammy (John) Rommel of Millville, NJ; Amy Breedlove (deceased); 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and his twin brother, Clinton (Rae) Welsh of Ocean City, NJ.
A memorial service to honor and celebrate his life will be held at Daley Life Celebration Studio, 1518 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ 08085 at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2018. All are welcome to join the family at the Holiday Inn, 1 Pureland Drive, Swedesboro, NJ 08085 immediately following the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to either: Bayada Hospice 603 North Broad Street, Suite 301, Woodbury, NJ 08096 or Childhood Leukemia Foundation 807 Mantoloking Road, Brick, NJ 08723.