Lester Dewey Hatch

Lester Dewey Hatch, 78, Russell. Lester Dewey Hatch, age 78, of Russell, died on April 28, 2008 at 4:20 p.m. under the care of Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley, at Canton-Potsdam Hospital. He had been a patient there since April 8th.
Lester was born on March 11, 1930 in the town of Russell, a son of the late Eugene and Alice (Dewey) Hatch. He graduated from Knox Memorial High School in 1947.
Mr. Hatch served in the United States Air Force from 1948 until being honorably discharged in 1952. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Lester received the Good Conduct Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the Japan Occupation Medal.
He married Madeline Gotham on June 20, 1953 at the Edwards Methodist parsonage. It was a double ring ceremony with the bride

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