Phillip S. Hatch

July 30, 1937 ‒ November 08, 2013

Marion, Ohio

Phillip S. Hatch, age 76, of Marion, died Friday, November 8, 2013 at Kindred Nursing Center. He was born on July 30, 1937, in Marion, OH, to the late Edwin and Juanita (Hanning) Hatch. Phillip married Marilyn A. Cafagno on November 21, 1958. He attended Harding High School and proudly served two terms in the United States Air Force. Phillip was a master machinist at Galion Iron Works/Dresser Co. and a Union Official for the AFL-CIO. He then worked as a Labor Representative for the FOP-Ohio Labor Council in Columbus. Locally Phillip served on the Regional Planning Commission and as 2nd Ward Councilman where he was most proud of his efforts in the development of the Quarry Park. Phillip received the York Right and was a 32 Degree Mason, a former member of the American Legion, and the Moose Lodge.

Phillip is survived by wife, Marilyn; daughters, Cynthia Hatch, of Marion, Martha (Roger) Jerew of Marion, and Dorothy (Gerald “Gerry”) Bowes, of Mt. Gilead; grandchildren, Jessica(Timothy) Simmers, Allison Jerew, Phillip(Jillian) Hutchinson, and Hannah (Nathan) Howell; and great-grandson, Mattic Simmers. He was preceded in death by brothers, Oren “Bill” Hatch, Alan Hatch; and sister, Darlene Hatch.

Visitation will be held Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors from 10AM until 12. A memorial service will be held Sunday, November 17, 2013 at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors at 2PM with Robert Jones officiating. Memorial donations may be made to The Marion Area Humane Society. Online condolences may be expressed at

  • We were saddened to hear of Phil’s passing. Cindy has become so much a part of our family, we share her pain in the loss of her father.Our thoughts and prayers are with Cindy, her mother and the rest of her family during this sensitive time.
    Let us rejoice in Phil’s life and the joyful memories he leaves behind.

  • Cindy and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. My God wrap his loving arms around each of you and comfort you in the days to come and always.