In Memory

William Hatch (Hatch) - Class Of 1968

William Hatch (Hatch)

Dear Classmates I am sorry to inform you that my husband William J. Hatch passed away on May 16, 2019 from Brain Cancer. We were literally on our way to your class reunion in Portland when instead of turning left towards the San Jose Airport, we turned Right to Stanford Medical Center. We were informed of his diagnosis on 9/24/18. He fought valiantly until he finally defeated the cancer on May 16th of 2019. I regret he never was able to see you all before his passing. He was so looking forward to that reunion. Sincerely..Ann Hatch 

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07/19/19 01:50 PM #1    

Barbara Walker (Bartlett) (1969)


I am so sorry to hear this sad news. We were waiting for you to see you at the Portland reunion and you never made it. You are always welcome to attend any of our reunions. 

My sincerest regards,

Barbara Bartlett, class of 1969

07/19/19 04:23 PM #2    

Lawrence (Larry) Smith (1968)

I can't say that I knew Bill while attending PAHS.  We probably did not have any classes together.  However, the loss of a fellow classmate is always a sad event.  Please accept my sincerest condolences.

07/19/19 04:33 PM #3    

Molly Minor (1968)

 I am heartbroken to hear that Bill Hatch has passed away so soon! he was a wonderful guy- I liked him in high school, I liked him in college - we spent a lot of fun times together as friends at West Point and in the DC area after he graduated.  I’m so sorry for his family.

Molly Minor 

07/19/19 04:40 PM #4    

Daniel Dills (Dills) (1968)

I remember Bill as a classmate, fellow SHAPE Village resident, Varsity wrestler . . . I was Junior Varsity and, even in those teenage days, an all around good person with a ready smile.  I was fortunate to speak with Bill while I was in Portland for the Paris American HIgh School reunion and he in the hospital.  Although it was 50 years since we last spoke it was, as many have experienced, as if no time at all had passed.  Thank you, my friend, for your service and my sympathy for Ann and the rest of the Hatch family.


07/19/19 06:27 PM #5    

William Hansard (1969)

So sorry, Ann, for your loss. I knew Bill at PAHS and he was always cheerful and fun to be around.

Rest and arise in peace, my good friend.

Will Hansard



07/20/19 02:09 PM #6    

Bill Baker (1968)


I am so sorry for your loss and I grieve with you during this time. I haven’t seen Bill since I moved from Paris but what I remember is he was just a nice person with an awesome smile for everyone.

Bill Baker, ‘68

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