Robert Stanley Hatch, of Niles

April 2, 1938 — Dec. 28, 2018

Robert S. Hatch, 80, of Niles, passed away at home with his family by his side.

Bob was born on April 2, 1938, to the late Stanley and Isabelle (McCutchen) Hatch.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers; Bernard, Virgil and Dennis, his ‘brother’ Bob McCartney, grandson Anthony Saviano and sister-in-law Sharon Hatch.

On Sept. 18, 1987, he married Terrie (Witham) Baugher who survives. He is also survived by his daughter Teresa (Josh Landon) Hatch Saviano, of Morongo Valley, California, step son Johnny Bekeris, of California, step daughters; Tina (Mike) McGowan, of Niles and Tammy Kaczor, of Edwardsburg; grandchildren; Nicholas (Katie) Saviano, Kelsie (Zephir) Perez, Jordan Roberts, Devyn Roberts, Brent McGowan, Connor Smith, Macy Smith, Samuel Kaczor, great-grandchildren; Brooklyn, Anakin, Adelaide, Bastian and Josephine, his brother; Wayne ‘Pete’ Hatch, sisters-in-law; Diane, Nancy and Debbie Hatch, many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends, and his beloved dog, Sadie.

Over the years, Bob worked for Clark Equipment, AM General and then as an Over the Road Truck Driver.

Bob graduated from Niles High School in 1956. He honorably served in the Navy for four years which allowed him to travel around the world. He lived in California for a time before moving to Niles. He enjoyed fishing, long, scenic country rides and he loved to travel. Throughout all his travels, Bob loved Coeur d’Alene, ID the most. More than anything, Bob loved his family.

In honor of Bob’s wishes, there will not be a funeral. The family will hold a celebration of Bob’s life at a later date.

Memorials in Bob’s name may be directed to Heartland Hospice: kalamazoo@heartlandhospice.com. 877-329-1001 PHONE, 800-878-9657 FAX. Online condolences may be made at halbritterwickens.com.

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