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February 24, 2014
I think it must be the same Page Hatch. He went to the UofA and was around the same age as your spouse. We would love to see any photos you have to share.
Family of Page Hatch
February 23, 2014
First, my deep condolences on your loss. I believe this is the Page Hatch who was an usher at my wedding in Tucson on June 21, 1953. Page was one of my husband's best friends, but we lost touch after graduating from the University of Arizona. I can't be sure from the pictures but I believe I recognize the Page I knew. If so, I would share with you a wedding picture showing Page as a member of the wedding party. The picture was taken in Hedrick Chapel of First Methodist Church. My husband was born April 22, 1924. He died Aug. 1, 1990. Lou Anne Kirby
January 08, 2013
I spent many hours at Hatch household in Douglas, Az. Page's brother Donald Raymond was one of my best friends and Page was always very friendly over the many years I knew him.
January 08, 2013
I taught with Page many years at Midway and Twain and also shared monthly lunches with him and our retired group. I'll always remember his wonderful enthusiasm for teaching,positive outlook, and amazing sense of humor. He never seemed to run out of puns! He enriched many people during his life. My sympathy to your family. Jeane Thomas
January 07, 2013
I bought Page's condo on Williamsburg Ln. La Mesa, in 2000, he gave me a great deal and he was a dear friend of my parents, his neighbors there..
Kathy Amberson
January 06, 2013
Sorry to read about Mr. Hatch's passing. I was a part time custodian at LJHS during 1966-1969 (2:30pm - 6:30pm). He was one of my favorite teachers that I enjoyed talking with. He always had that great smile and laugh which made cleaning his bungalow a real pleasure. I'm sure Mr. Hatch will be missed by many, many others.
January 04, 2013
Señor Hatch was my Spanish teacher at La Jolla High School (Class of 1971). He was a passionate, funny, and caring teacher. Although he taught our Spanish class, I still remember the following poem he taught us (based on the famous "To be or Not to Be?" soliloquy by Shakespeare) rewritten to be about, of all things, tuberculosis:
TB or not TB?
That is the congestion.
Consumption be done about it?
Of Cough! Of Cough!
But it will take a lung, lung time."

As a district resource teacher working in Parent Engagement for San Diego Unified Schools for over 20 years, I have used this poem many times over those years when training parent and community volunteers (who are required to have TB test) before working with children on a regular basis. It has never failed to amuse them--and I always give credit to Mr. Hatch, to honor his memory. I also had the pleasure of working with Bernie Gately, Ira Hatch's son in law (married to Shari) at 6th grade Outdoor Education camp in the late 1970's.
My heart goes out to the family. Ira was a wonderful character to know and learn from.
(Bernie and Shari, we still have a yearly camp reunion and we would love to see you and reconnect--contact me if interested
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