July 17, 2018

In Memoriam: Arthur Roger Welton

Arthur Roger Welton, 90, and beloved husband of the late Martha for 35 years, passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2018. He was a longtime, well-loved band director and teacher in the Pontiac school system for many years.

Born in Lansing, Michigan on May 14, 1927 to the late Arthur L. and Edna Welton, Arthur developed a love of music at an early age. He received his undergrad from Michigan State University before receiving his Masters in Music Education from Indiana University. It was while attending Indiana University that he met the love of his life, Martha Sisney. The two of them shared a love of music together. He also served proudly in the United States Army.

He played the flute, the piccolo, and the bassoon. Arthur was not only a wonderful musician but a wonderful teacher and mentor to many students. When he was not teaching, he also played in three different symphonies in the area. He taught in Pontiac schools for 24 years, was the director of the band at Pontiac Northern and enjoyed being a professional flutist on the side. He was a member of the American Federation of Musicians in Pontiac, Pontiac Orchestra, Livonia Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and was a longtime member of the 1St Presbyterian Church of Birmingham for many years.

Loving father of Mark Welton (Chris-Ann), Loretta Treusch, and AnnMarie Welton (Mary Gustas). Devoted grandfather of Joshua Hunt (Robyn), Ben Welton, Nicholas Treusch, Kaitlan Landry (Peter), William Treusch, Phillip Swejkoski, and Scott Paterson. Proud great-grandfather of Caleb Schiffman and Konner Hunt. Dear brother of Eleanor Beckert (late William) and the late Harper Welton (late Doris) and Elaine Van Wagner (Late Burton).

Family will receive friends on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel) 32515 Woodward Ave (between 13-14 Mile).

Burial will take place next to his beloved Martha at Roseland Park Cemetery in Berkley, Michigan.

Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Comstock Community Center 6330 King Highway P.O. Box 34 Comstock, MI 49041 in his memory.