Rest in Peace dad I love you!!

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Rest in Peace dad I love you!!

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Sad news!!

Dad Passed away last night peacefully after a very long and full life. Please honor the man that impacted so many here in ways they do not know. His support allowed the traveling museum to be seen by so many and most enjoyed it.
R.I.P. Jack Hiram Hatton, loving father, and husband. An original member of the 10th mountain division and he served with honor and distinction in the Italy campaign, a Bronze Star with clusters, 1924-2020, you will be deeply missed by your son and those that you gave your time and knowledge and love too over your incredibly full and long life. You will always be with me every time I hit the woods or the waters. I Love you, Dad rest in peace.

Your loving son
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I'm so sorry to hear that, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hopefully all those great memories you had together will be of comfort.

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Jeff, sorry to hear of Jacks passing, we used to joke about getting old when I'd call. I'll keep him in my thoughts.
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Sorry for your loss Jeff...

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I'm so sorry to learn of your loss. What a legacy Jack leaves behind. May the coming days have mercy on your heart.
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Sorry for your loss.

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I am honored to have known Jack and been able to call him my friend. It was always a joy to spend time listening to the great stories he told about his life. My condolences to you and the rest of the family during this time. Jack will truly be missed.
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Such a sad event and clearly a man to look up to. Can you post a photo of him?

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My deepest condolences, Jeff, to you and your family.

Please be assured of my prayers,
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I am so sorry Jeff. All my memories of Jack bring big smiles. You’re on my mind and in my prayers

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Jeff:
As everyone else says, condolences and he and you are in our prayers.

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Sorry for your loss Jeff.
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Thanks for all of the kind thoughts !!! means the world to me. Matt call me Thanks.

If he was not working on his truck or boat he was fishing. At 96 he had just finished a complete rebuild of his 50 horse Evinrude and in this picture, he was deep into his old 72 ford.

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Jeff, I know what a special bond you shared with your dad and I’m truly sorry to hear of his passing. You helped make his life fuller, happier and even more precious by being such a big part of it. Your pride of your dad was no doubt shared in his pride of you as his son. I know you will miss him tremendously but as you said his memories will always be with you and part of you and I hope you will find comfort in them.

Good luck to you during this difficult time Jeff and thank you for sharing this with all of us.

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Condolences to you & your family

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What a privilege to have that relationship with your dad. Deepest condolences.
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After talking with Jeff this morning I started to remember some of the stories Jack told during my visits to the Cave. It’s funny as there was never any embellishments, just cold, hard facts and the telling never changed. Jack was not a big man in stature but he was huge in integrity, honor and commitment to his family. He was truly of the greatest generation! A tear comes to my eyes when I think of his passing but I can smile remembering sitting under the cherry tree as Jack worked on his boat telling stories. My hat off to a truly wonderful man.
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Jeff,
You have always honored your father. I am sure he is proud of his son.
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So sorry to hear the news, Jeff, losing parents is never easy

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Jeff,

I only know you through this forum, a few email exchanges, and your book, but I know how close you were to your Dad. My sincere condolences to you.

Mike

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