Paul D. Hatch, 49, of Russell, passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2011 in the Town of Russell.
Calling hours will be on Thursday, December 15, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at French Funeral Home, Edwards. The funeral service will be on Friday, December 16th at 2:00 p.m. at the Edwards United Methodist Church with Rev. William Hart officiating. Burial will follow at South Russell Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the Russell Fire Hall.
Paul was born on August 30, 1962 in Star Lake, to the late Lester D. and Madeline (Gotham) Hatch. He attended Knox Memorial Central School. He married Michelle L. “Micky” Nagle on October 14, 1989 at her mother’s home in Edwards.
Paul and his wife, Micky, owned and operated Hatch’s Elm Creek Valley Farm. He had also worked at Gotham’s farm and had previously worked carpentry for Barre Bette and LaDuke, Harmer Construction, Robert Reddick’s company, Contect, also for Bill Reddick and he also worked construction on his own.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, canoeing, kayaking and loved farming. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and his granddaughter.
He is survived by his wife, Michelle of Russell; three daughters, Jordan Hatch and her companion, Nick Bechore of Plattsburgh, Rachel Hatch and Bridget Hatch, both of Russell; a granddaughter, Carly Hatch of Russell; a nephew, he thought of like a brother, Andrew and Kelly Wood of Hermon; a life-long friend, Jeff Higham of Russell; his mother-in-law, Donna M. Soper of Edwards; six brother-in-laws, Charles and Rose Rice of Goddard, KS, Stephen Soper of Liberty AL, Sherman Soper of Nikiski, AL, Mark and Sally Rice of Watertown, Robert and Diana Nagle of Massena and Scott and Elaine Soper of Watertown; three sister-in-laws, Catherine and Gilbert Webb of Antwerp, Dawn Randall and her companion, Howie Stiles of Hermon and Stacia and Scott Kroniser of Edwards; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, John E. Hatch, who died in infancy.
Donations may be made in Paul’s memory to the Russell Volunteer Fire Department or to a trust fund that will be set up for his granddaughter, Carly Hatch at Community Bank.