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December 10, 2012

Chad C. Welcher

Chad C. Welcher

SIDNEY — Chad C. Welcher, 34, of Sidney, passed away tragically and unexpectedly on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Masonville.

Chad was born on April 11, 1978 in Cooperstown, son of Charles E. and Cynthia (Spandau) Welcher.

He attended Sidney High School and worked as a stone cutter.

He was a member of the Sidney Center Fire Department.

Chad is survived by his mother, Cynthia Welcher of Fallon, Nev.; maternal grandmother, Janice Spandau, of Lake City, Fla.; brother, Robert Welcher of Chicago, Ill.; companion, Christina Switkowski, of Sidney and her daughters, Ashley (Joey) Johnson and Briana Switkowski, and their son, Karter, as well numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Chad was predeceased by his father, Charles Welcher, in 2011. 

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St. Sidney, NY 13838. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at the funeral chapel with Rev. Benjamin Shaw officiating. Burial will follow in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Sidney.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Sidney Center Fire Department, P.O. Box 302, Sidney Center, NY 13839.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at 

Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.

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