Henry R. Hatch, husband, father, grandfather, brother and lifelong Clevelander, died peacefully on November 2nd, 2020. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on August 25, 1927, to Eleanor C. Hatch and Henry R. Hatch Jr. and was educated at University School, Asheville School, Yale University (B.A.) and Harvard University (M.B.A.).
He served in the United States Army from 1951-1953 and returned to Cleveland to join The Cleveland Twist Drill Company, where he worked for over thirty years (including its successor, Acme-Cleveland Corporation), retiring as Vice-President and Secretary. After retirement, he enjoyed investing in private companies, where he served as a director of Mitech and Specrete-IP, as well as the Joseph Dyson Company in Painesville.
He also served the non-profit community throughout his life by acting as Trustee of Hill House (Mental Health Research and Rehabilitation – now known as Magnolia Clubhouse), The Holden Arboretum, and The Lake View Cemetery Association, all as President at one point in his tenures. In addition, he was a Trustee for Planned Parenthood of Greater Cleveland (now Ohio) for over twenty-five years, as well as for The Horace Kelley Art Foundation. He was also a member of the Kirtland, Union and Tavern Clubs.
He is survived by his wife, Robin H. Hatch, his children Eliza (John) Saada Jr., Jonathan (Karry), Thomas (Karen Hammerness) and Lawrence (Linda), his three step-children, Eleanor (Glenn) Anderson, Andrew (Deborah) Hitchcock, and Douglas (Gayle) Hitchcock, ten grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and his brother William (Patricia). His first wife, Barbara H. Hatch, died in 2004.
Interment was at Lake View Cemetery where services were private; in lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to Holden Forests & Gardens at 9550 Sperry Road, Kirtland, Ohio, 44094, or St. Hubert’s Episcopal Church at 8870 Baldwin Road, Kirtland Hills, Ohio, 44060.
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Holden Forest and Gardens
9550 Sperry Rd., Kirtland OH 44094
St. Hubert's Episcopal Church
8870 Baldwin Road, Kirtland Hills OH 44060