John Hatch may have known Morris County better than most.
The Long Valley resident grew up in Convent Station and graduated Morristown Prep. He owned a business in Chester and spent time as the Daily Record newspaper’s Executive Editor.
Hatch died at the age of 66 in Chatham on Feb. 5.
Hatch was the owner of Country Gallery in Chester, and his work can be seen in several local businesses. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Hatch was a sportswriter for the county’s newspaper and rose to the level of executive editor.
Hatch is survived by his wife, Martha, of 42 years; a son; a daughter; and three grandchildren.
Memorial donations can be made in Hatch’s name to Atlantic Care Homecare & Hospice, 465 South Street, Suite 100, Morristown, New Jersey 07960.