Fall 2013


Sherwin “Sonny” Welson ’51, Aug. 5, 2013, in West Hartford, Conn., at 84. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he was president of B. Welson and Co., a button and belt manufacturer started by his father. In the 1960s the company made liquid-cooled suits for astronauts. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elinor, two daughters, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.