Douglas F. Hatch Sr., of Atco, NJ (formally of Berlin, NJ), passed away on August 4, 2018 at the age of 57.
Loving husband and best friend of Dawn M. Hatch (Muccigrosso). Devoted father to Jennifer M. Bill (Hatch), Douglas F. Hatch Jr., and Crystal M. Hatch. Father-in-Law of Randy J. Bill. Incredible grandfather to Angelina, Miya, and Aria. Beloved son of Egbert Hatch and the late Dolores Hatch (Muth), and step-son of the late Evelyn Hatch (Smith). Brother of the late Edward Hatch and the late Denise Hatch. Brother of Dolores Hatch, Michael Hatch, and John Hatch. Loved by his step-siblings, many cousins, aunts & uncles, and friends.
Doug was a beautiful soul who loved his family fiercely. He had 33 years of marriage and was blessed with 3 children and 3 grandchildren who he had an incredible bond with. His three granddaughters idolized him and he lit up like the 4th of July when they were around. Some would say he was a big kid himself. His sense of humor and laugh was infectious. Doug had a way of making friends wherever he went and even when battling his own medical issues would still put the needs of others above his own. He was the definition of strength and resilience.
Doug loved his Philadelphia sports teams and grew up playing baseball and many other activities. He enjoyed fishing and the outdoors the most. He spent many weekends out on the boat with his father and brothers fishing and crabbing. The boat held some of his fondest memories. Once he became a pop pop himself, he kept that tradition and loved taking his granddaughter to the lake. The water will never be the same without him.
Doug had a heart of gold and was a fun-loving and caring man, he was like gravity. He will be missed so much everyone. There are not enough words to express how everyone felt about Doug. He was loved by so many. He leaves a legacy of love, fearlessness, kindness, strength, and family on this earth. Rest easy Pop. We love you to the moon and beyond.
A visitation will be held at St. Simon Stock Parish at 178 W. White Horse Pike, Berlin, NJ on Friday August 10, 2018 at 9:30a.m. Followed by mass at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment at the convenience of the family.