Departed~12/02~Detail unknown

 

 

I had Mr. Welty for World Studies. He was a very kind man. I believe he was a practicing Buddhist. I have a picture of him in my 1973 yearbook that I can scan and send to you if you would like. 

Judy Hobbs (Mayfield).

Welty was a great teacher and a great human being.  He wrote in my ''73 or ''74 Erawan- "Robert, like fine wine, improves with age."  God bless him man.

 
Robert Rochlen 74'

 

I'm sorry to hear this, as well. My condolences to Khun Ott and his other son. Roger helped me in ways I cannot begin to explain and introduced me to Khunying Khanitha whom we lost not long ago to cancer. I'll always remember him fondly and our trips to Nasothorn, Boon Bang Fai and the elephant festival. Roger was from San Francisco. He was a writer, as well. Served as a monk for a while on Koh Pha Ngan and wrote regularly for Reader's Digest and also had a few books published. . . the most familiar being "the Thai and I" which every expatriate found entertaining and valuable! I will miss him greatly.

Michelle Bernabei

We were saddened to learn that Roger Welty, former ISB teacher and long time resident of Bangkok, passed away on December 20, 2002. Mr. Welty had been hospitalized since mid-November with liver and kidney problems.

Roger, who taught at ISB from 1970-81, will be remembered as an inspiring teacher, a true humanitarian and as an organizer of memorable ISB field trips throughout Thailand.

We welcome you to post your follow ups to this message with your memories of Mr. Welty. Many Alumni had their Bangkok experience enriched through Rogerís cultural excursions.

If you would like to share your condolences with Roger's family you can contact Khun Ott (Roger's son) at 01-398-0605 or by fax at 02-377-8268.

The funeral is not until 30 March. Freda will order flowers to be sent from the ISB Network for that day and to be delivered to:

Wat Bang Toey
Mavamin Rd
Bangkok

Roger's adopted son, Khun Ott, is 46 years of age and cards can be sent to the following address:

Roger Welty Family
1212 soi 42
Sriburapha Rd.
Khlong Chan
Bangkok 10240
Home: (02) 734-7424
Fax: (02) 377-8268

Money in Roger's name can be sent to his family at the following address:

Mr. Bancha Klomklio
Thai Farmers Bank
Bangkapi Branch
Savings Account # 003 26 49 955

 

 

 

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