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Peter A. Welling

March 20, 1951 — October 21, 2023


Peter A. Welling

Waynesville, Peter A. Welling, 72, passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at his home.


A native of Maryland, he found himself living in Melrose Massachusetts before becoming a resident of Haywood County for the past 10 years. 


He is the son of the late Major General Alvin Welling & Nancy Crawford Welling.


Peter graduated from MIT in 1972.  He was an Electrical Engineer at C.S. Draper Laboratories at Cambridge, MA for 25+ years.  He was a member of Grace Church in the Mountains where he was also a member of the choir.  He enjoyed reading, hiking, he was an avid swimmer and was a Civil War Buff.


He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Paula Burgess Welling, two daughters, Sarah Venuti (Father Matthew Venuti) and Louise Schnagl (Jason); one sister, Mary Schaller (Martin); one brother, Brent Welling (Shereen); four grandchildren, Peter Venuti, Henry Venuti, Felicity Schnagl, and Jeremy Schnagl.


A memorial service will be held at Grace Church In The Mountains at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2023


In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the memorial fund at Grace Church In The Mountains, 394 N. Haywood St., Waynesville, NC  28786.


The care of Mr. Welling has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville.


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