Our Staff

Alan Welch

Funeral Director & Embalmer

Alan Welch has rejoined the Geib staff as a funeral director after serving as a Regional and National sales manager and trainer for pre-arrangement insurance companies for the past 14 years. He started with the Geib staff in 1989 as a licensed embalmer, funeral director, and pre-arrangement coordinator until pursuing the insurance aspect full time 2004.

“We are thrilled to have Alan back serving our families with love, compassion, and a wealth of knowledge and experience,” said Anne Geib, president, Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home. “He is a tremendous asset to our care team and we are pleased that he is continuing his service with our exceptional staff.”

Alan grew up in Uhrichsville, where his mom and step-father, Esther and Jack Gibbs, still live. After graduating from Claymont High School in 1982, Alan continued his education and graduated from Kent State University followed by his acceptance into the mortuary program at Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.

Alan married the former Lisa Elliott and they live in New Philadelphia where they are members of the First Church of God. Alan serves as the chairman of the church and president of the Elder Board.

He also has a love of flying, earning his pilot’s license in 1990 and is a commercial pilot in both single and multi-engine aircraft with instrument privileges. He serves as the vice-chairman of the New Philadelphia Airport Commission in addition to his memberships in numerous professional and aviation related organizations.