Richard P. Hatch, 63

OSWEGO, NY – Richard P. Hatch, 63, a resident of County Route 4 in the town of Scriba, passed away at home on Monday June 9, 2014, following a six-year battle with cancer.

Rich was born in Compton, California, on March 28, 1951, and was the son of the late Walter and Marion (McCoy) Hatch.

He grew up and graduated from high school in Scituate, Massachusetts, and received a degree in Nuclear Physics from Boston University.

He was a veteran of the US Navy for seven years, and was awarded the National Defense Good Conduct Medal in 1975.

He was employed, for 28 years, at the Nine Mile Point Nuclear Plant. At the time of his 2006 retirement, he was a radiation specialist with Constellation Energy.

He was a member of the ABATE team, and a member of the NRA.

He loved hunting and fishing, and was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox.

He enjoyed antique clock repair and gardening, and was an obsessive model train collector.

He is survived by his wife, Debra Hatch, whom he married on July 22, 2000; five children, Sherri, Timothy, Samantha, Kristina and Brian; several grandchildren; a half-brother Rodney; and his beloved dog, Macksie.

He was previously married to Diane (March) Hatch, who predeceased him in 1999.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Peck’s Cemetery in Scriba.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home, 112 E. Second St. in Oswego.

At Rich’s request, those attending calling hours should dress casually.

Memorial contributions can be made to the VA Medical Center Oncology Department, 800 Irving Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210.