COHOES William Lee Welch, 69, died peacefully Friday, Mar. 20, 2020 at his residence surrounded by family. Born in Cohoes, Lee was the son of the late William and Doris Rate Welch. He graduated from Cohoes High School in 1968 and enlisted in the US Air Force where he received his Flight Engineer Instructor Certification. He served honorably for 20 years as a Flight Engineer until retiring from the 109th Airlift Wing of the New York Air National Guard in 1989 with the rank of Sergeant Major....
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