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Douglas Allen Hatch, age 86, passed away at home on Aug. 23, 2017. He was born in Canaan, N.Y., on Oct. 25, 1930. He enlisted in the Navy in 1947 and was honorably discharged in 1951 with the rank of Radioman Second Class.
He was married on Aug, 23, 1953, to Doris "Peggy" Witthoft. He graduated from UVM in 1958 with a B.S. in Business Administration. He retired in 1991 from Chatham Central School where he served as Business Manager.
Doug was a life member of The American Legion in Au Sable Forks, N.Y., a member of the VFW in Boiling Spring Lakes, N.C., and a member of The Masonic Unity Lodge in New Lebanon, N.Y.
He is survived by Peggy, wife of 64 years, daughter Joyce of Richmond, Va., son Charles of Hallandale, Fla., four grandchildren, brother Norman and several nieces and nephews. Daughter Joanne predeceased her father in 2015.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30, at Thwaits-Zaumetzer Funeral Home.
Published on August 26, 2017
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