Baptized into the Hope of Christ’s Resurrection, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Beloved husband of Jane Welby (nee Taszarek); loving  father of Marc (Amy) Welby; adoring grandfather of Garrett Welby; dearest brother of Robert (Marcella), Tom (Lee), the late Don (surviving Carol) and Pat  (surviving Dorothy) Welby; dear brother-in-law, uncle, great- uncle, cousin and friend to many.

Michael’s last wish is for  everyone to go outside and play ball with a child.

Services: Funeral from Kutis Affton  Chapel, 10151 Gravois, Monday March 18, 9:30 a.m. to St. Mark Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Private interment. In lieu of  flowers, contributions may be made to BackStoppers or St. Mary’s High School Alumni Association. Visitation Sunday,   4-8 p.m.