Obituary Condolences

Alvin C. Hatch a lifelong resident of Lisle Alvin C. Hatch, 95, passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Edward Hospital in Naperville, IL. He was born Dec. 28, 1916, in Lisle. He was the beloved husband of Genevieve Hatch (nee Schumacher), whom he married Nov. 11, 1950; loving father of Dennis Hatch of Lisle, Donald (Del) Hatch of Carol Stream, IL, Margy Grow of Woodridge, IL and Judy (Gary) Oswald of Geneva, IL; adored grandfather of Erica (Tim) Doody, Jennifer (Jacob) Brown, and Nicole (fiance, R.J. Paulick) Hatch, Stephanie, Harry, Douglas and Lauren Grow and Kelsey Oswald; cherished great-grandfather of Sophia, Anthony, Nicholas and Alexander; devoted son of the late John and Bertha (nee Hermann) Hatch; beloved brother of the late Robert (the late Dorothy) Hatch and the late Martin (Blanche) Hatch; and fond uncle and cousin of many. Alvin was a lifelong resident of Lisle. He grew up on the Hatch family farm on Route 53, which is now part of Four Lakes Village. He attended Goodrich Grade School and Naperville High School. He farmed for many years and built his own home with the help of family and friends. He later worked at Riedy's Hardware in Lisle. He was a devoted longtime member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church and served as one of the very first altar boys. He enjoyed all things mechanical, especially lawn mowers and tractors. Alvin loved to tinker, build and fix things, and was a handyman to many in the area. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 3 to 9 p.m. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. Services will begin Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 9:15 a.m. from the funeral home, and will proceed to a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Kingston and Front streets, Lisle. Interment will be in SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Naperville. For information, 630-355-0213 or www.friedrich-jones.com.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Oct. 14, 2012
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