Dr. Stanley R. Welty Jr., Class of 1951 and also holder of an honorary doctorate granted to him by Tusculum College in 2005, died Tuesday at his home in Wooster, Ohio, at the age of 78. He was a devoted friend, alumnus and supporter of Tusculum College.
Dr. Welty’s name is well-known to Tusculum College students because the Welty-Craig Hall residence hall is named partly after him. The Welty Clock Tower of the Library at Tusculum College is also named in his honor.
When he was a business administration student at Tusculum in the late 1940s and early 1950s, Dr. Welty lived in Craig Hall. He was active on the college yearbook staff and was president of his senior class and of Craig Hall. When Craig Hall was renovated in the 1990s, Dr. Welty provided a surprise donation of $8,533.96 to Tusculum College toward meeting future residence hall needs. The amount he donated was the actual building cost of Craig Hall in 1892.
Dr. Welty also generously donated to other Tusculum College projects, and was among the Benefactors of the college, Benefactors being those whose lifetime giving reaches or exceeds $1 million.
For 13 years, Dr. Welty was president of the Wooster Brush Company in Wooster, Ohio. His late father had been president of the same company for 20 years. Dr. Welty chaired the Board of Trustees of Tusculum College for many years, and remained active on the board even after his chairmanship ended. At the time of his death he was a Life Trustee of the College, an honorary position on the Board of Trustees.
He was a native of Warren, Ohio, but spent most of his life in Wooster. He and his wife, Janet, also lived in Florida at various times. He was born June 18, 1929, in Warren. Survivors include his wife, Janet; three children, Kay Welty (Nabil Bouanane), Lancaster, Pa., Susan (Patrick) Baker, Macedonia, and Stanley R. (Carmen) Welty III, Charlotte, N.C.; and two grandchildren.
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