Donald Wells Belcher

Age 89, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2018 at Christiana Hospital surrounded by his family after a short illness.

Born in Lansdowne, PA, Donald was the son of the late Arnold and Mary Elizabeth (Wells) Belcher.  He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army and the Merchant Marines.  A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania he also attended the College of Emmanuel & St. Chad, Saskatoon, SK Canada.  He became an Episcopal Priest serving in Montana and Maryland from 1995 until his retirement in 2009. 
Lifework included Smith Kline (Glaxo), Wagner, Wheat First Butcher & Singer. He loved parish ministry, poetry, flying airplanes, riding motorcycles after 50, squash at Merion, sailing in Maine and on the Amatuk, and his German wirehair pointers, Scout and Pax. 
Donald was predeceased by his brothers Edward “Ted” Belcher, William, Cameron and Robert Bradley.  He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Gloria (Racine) Belcher; four daughters, three step daughters; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be celebrated on Saturday, July 14 at 11 AM at Trinity Episcopal Church, 105 N. Bridge Street,, Elkton, MD 21921 where friends are invited to visitation after 10:30 AM. Burial will be private.


Submitted by Sacramenta Landrum on
Deepest condolences to the Belcher family and friends for the loss of your loved one Donald. Very soon Jesus Christ will Resurrect the loved ones we have lost in death back to life Acts 24:15; John 5: 28,29, right here on a brand new Paradise Earth no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21:1-5

Submitted by charles reilly on
Don and I attended High School together, served in the U.S. Army here and overseas. Long years. He was blessed with a wonderful family and two exceptional spouses, the late Mary Wright Belcher and Gloria Racine Belcher who survives him. Gloria never wavered through good times and his health challenges. Don was a very talented singer, writer and public speaker. Altogether a unique personality. Charles Reilly Palm Beach Shores, FL

Submitted by Diane Hair on
Gloria, I was saddened to hear of Dons’ passing. You have my sincere sympathy. We did Bible study atTrinity together. Hugs