Raymond B. “Brad” Hatch
Raymond B. ”Brad” Hatch, 65, of Ann Arbor, formerly of Pinckney and Tecumseh, died suddenly April 1, 2013 at the VA Medical Center with his wife at his side. Born in Tecumseh, Michigan he was the son of Raymond L. and Bethel Faye (Millspaugh) Hatch. He was a graduate of Tecumseh High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University. Brad was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. On July 27, 1973 he married Victoria R. Hayes. He was an industrial engineer as well as a cost analyst in the auto supplier industry.
However his favorite job was scooping ice cream in the ice cream shop he owned and operated in Chelsea. Brad enjoyed Detroit Tigers baseball. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed kayaking and spending time at the family lake house in Indiana. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus of St. Mary’s Catholic Parish in Pinckney. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Brad is survived by his wife of 39 years Victoria Hatch of Ann Arbor; their children Patricia Spudich of Ann Arbor, Deborah Hatch of San Diego, Calif., and Brian Hatch of Ann Arbor; two grandchildren Jacob and Nora Spudich of Ann Arbor; his mother Bethel Hatch of Tecumseh; one sister Judy (Knowles) Stanley and husband Bill of Adrian; one brother Robin Hatch and wife Cindy of Arizona; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Raymond L. Hatch. Funeral mass will be held Saturday at 11:00 am at St. Francis Assisi Catholic Church, 2250 E. Stadium Blvd. Ann Arbor with Reverend Father James McDougall officiating. Visitation will be on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church. In honor of Brad memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent De Paul Society at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church 2250 E. Stadium Blvd. Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Visit Brad’s personal webpage at www.niefuneralhomes.com to sign the guestbook and leave a memory.