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Donald James Hatch of Edmonds WA, born April 7, 1936 in Stevens Point, WI, to Loucile and Carl Hatch, passed away October 5, 2012 in a boating accident off Shilshole Bay.
Donald James Hatch
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Marilyn; sons, Jeff (Stacy) and Mike (Lisamarie); grandchildren, Aaron, Kaitlyn and Alex; sister, Beverly Topley of New Mexico; brother, Carl of Wisconsin; sister-in-law, Ruth Goodrich and her husband, Bob of Arizona.
Don was a graduate of the University of Washington with a BA in Mechanical Engineering. He worked at Boeing as a computer programmer, retiring after 35 years in 1995. Don continued his passion for computers after retirement. He was also an avid sports fan of hockey, baseball and volleyball and was always in attendance watching his sons and grandchildren at their various sporting events. He was a great fisherman, and was doing what he loved with his best friend John Johnson when he was taken from us. He was a man of character and honor, a loving husband, dad, and grandpa who will be remembered with love and respect by many.
The family is having a memorial service Sunday November 4 at 11 a.m., Butterworth Arthur Wright, 520 West Raye Street, Seattle, WA 98119. A reception will follow at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave Edmonds WA at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to be made to the
or American Kidney Association.
Published in The Herald (Everett) from Oct. 25 to Oct. 27, 2012