G.B. Welzant

March 25, 1992

Genevieve B. Welzant, a longtime resident of Dundalk, died Sunday. She was 76 and was living in East Baltimore before her death.

A sister, Mary Bochniak, said Mrs. Welzant had been suffering from ovarian cancer for 1 1/2 years.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mrs. Welzant will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, Chester and Bank streets.

The former Genevieve Bebnowski and her late husband, Roman G. Welzant, gained national attention after he shot and killed one teen-ager and injured another when they threw snowballs at the Welzants' Dundalk house in the 400 block of Overview Ave. in January 1980.

The shooting was the subject of a segment of the "60 Minutes" television show. The former shoe store manager, then 68, said at his Baltimore County Circuit Court trial that he and his wife had been the victims of 12 years of harassment by teen-agers in the neighborhood. He was acquitted of second-degree murder and attempted murder by a jury.

At the time of the trial, sympathizers sent the Welzants money and gifts. Mr. Welzant died in 1990.

Besides Mrs. Bochniak, survivors include two sons, Robert Welzant of Florida and Martin J. Welzant of Annapolis; two other sisters, Jean Sersen and Lillian Trovato; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grand- children.

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