Frank J. Hatch

Frank J. Hatch, 84, of 5309 Nichols Run, Limestone, N.Y. passed away Friday (May 3, 2013) at Hamot Medical Center in Erie.
Born July 11, 1928, in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of the late Francis J. and Nora Clark Hatch. On Dec. 28, 1949, in Limestone, he married Delores L. Pfouts Hatch, who died April 18, 2008.
Mr. Hatch attended Olean High School. He was employed in the oil fields early in his working career.
On July 19, 1949, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 11, 1952.
After the service he returned to the States and worked for Clark Brothers in Olean, then Bovaird and Seyfang and dressed tools for Bill Bently. He helped work on the tunnel at the Kinzua Dam that runs to the reservoir. He retired from Pennzoil after 23 years of service.
He was a was a member of the Limestone American Legion Post #1560.
His family describes him as a very loving father, grandfather and all around great guy.
Surviving is a granddaughter, Nicole Alter of Bradford; two daughters, Denise and Cheri, both of Bradford; and a sister, Marge Brocious of Phoenix, Ariz.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Kenny, Richard, Donald, Ronald, Harold and Clifford Hatch; and a sister, Judy Speedy, who died Jan. 31, 2013.
At the family's request, there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date and time to be announced.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to Limestone American Legion Post #1560; or a .
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes.
Online condolences may be made at

Published in The Bradford Era from May 4 to May 10, 2013