Friday, February 03, 2017

Extra

Shannon snapped this picture at yesterday's visit to the Welde Bear Sanctuary.

7 comments:

Paul Gutheil said...

I still can't believe he is gone and I am so very sad. He was a beautiful human being. God rest his soul.

Buckles said...

I could have sworn I saw him there yesterday.

Roger Smith said...

We need more complete information. Some of us don't know. Who is gone??

Barbara Woodcock said...

A young beautiful person loved by all who knew him "Johnny Welde." The loving husband of "Monica Welde." He left a beautiful family daughters, son & grandchild. A man that could build any thing he set his mind to. He built a fantastic elephant ride platform for us, light weight. You could roll it out and set it up in minutes. He built all of his semi trucks for the Bears with their living quarters in them, with expandos and all the modern things that you could ask for. Really too many things for me to properly list. He had more talent in his little finger than the average person has in their whole body. I never heard a bad word about Johnny, ever. As I understand it he went quick. I watched him grow from a baby to a talented fantastic Bear trainer and wonderful man. He will be missed by all....Barbara.....

Chic Silber said...


Johnny Welde died in his sleep

Wednesday night January 25th

He was a mere 60 years old

His viewing was on Wednesday

the 1st of February & a mass

was held at St Martha's in

Sarasota Thursday February

2nd at 10 in the morning RIP

Paul Gutheil said...

Beautifully said Barbara, beautifully, and you folks and Diane and I saw a lot of Johnny's fantastic building work in progress and during those grand summers at the Catskill Game Farm. Time Oh time . . .

Roger Smith said...

Condolences to Monica and all of Johnny's family. I knew them when Monica joined out on the Beatty show for the 1980 Winter Tour. They hit it off at once and were married not long after. Rest in Peace, Johnny. You will always be Center Ring.