2014-11-14 / People

Robert Hatch

Robert Scott Hatch, 74, of South Portland, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Maine Medical Center after a brief illness. He was the husband of Susan J. Henderson.

Scott was born in South Windham on April 24, 1940, son of the late William and Estella (Nichols) Hatch.

He grew up in Westbrook, attended local area schools and graduated from Westbrook High School.

He spent many years doing electrical work. In his 50s he majored in computer programming at USM. Before retirement, he worked in the lawn and garden department at the Wal-Mart in Scarborough.

In his younger years, Scott did stage lighting for community theater and the Cumberland County Civic Center. He became a member of the IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) Union. Later, he volunteered on Knightville neighborhood development committees, with the Boy Scouts of America and the Red Cross. He was an amateur HAM radio operator with the call sign KBIVYV. Scott enjoyed photography and reading science fiction.

Scott loved his family deeply. Besides his wife, he is survived by his four children, Debra Johnston and her husband Wayne of Woodward, Oklahoma, Cindy Gale of Limington, Daniel Hatch and his life partner Stacie McClintock of Portland and Jennifer Hatch, also of Portland. He also leaves seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren as well as his sister, Pamela Hatt and her husband, Leon, of Harrington, his sister-inlaw, Gayla Hatch of Tennessee and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late William Hatch, who died in 2005.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Monday, Nov. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Woodford’s Club, 179 Woodford’s St., Portland. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 11 a.m. at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 885 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth.

Burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, South Portland will be private.

Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Scott’s guestbook and to leave condolences and memories for the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Scott’s memory can be made to:

Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center

23 Commerce Park

Ellsworth, ME 04605

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