Harvey J. And Judith L. Hatchfield
Harvey J. and Judith L. Hatchfield Harvey Hatchfield passed away peacefully on Monday, April 10th, after a very brief illness. He was 94. Judith Hatchfield, his bride of 69 years, also passed away peacefully, on the evening of the 14th. They are survived by their children, Bradley, Pamela and Gregory, Harvey's sister, Judith, of Fort Lee, NJ, and their grandchild, H Perry Tunick Hatchfield. Harvey was 30 year Director of Anesthesiology and Chairman Emeritus, Hackensack Medical Center, NJ, Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ, Director of Anesthesiology, Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY. He was past president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. He proudly served his country in WW II as 1st Lieutenant with the 342nd Infantry Regiment of the 86th Blackhawk Division, US Army in the Philippines and then Japan. He was later promoted to Captain as assistant chief of preventive medicine for Armed Forces Western Pacific. He became a Chevalier of Gastronomy, and was so proud of the 80+ patch he earned for skiing into his 80s. Golfing into his 90s, he proudly recounted winning tournaments - for being the only one in his age group. Judith, 92 years old, was a schoolteacher like her mom. She played classical piano and the guitar, sang on the radio, was an avid collector of antiques, and was a devoted wife, homemaker, and mother. Her elegant dinner parties were legendary. Engaged just before dad's departure overseas, they married in 1948. They built a beautiful home in Englewood, NJ, and spent many happy hours at "the farm" in Gilboa, NY. They loved tennis, skiing, travel, cooking, their dogs Gina, Twiggy, Brit and Shadow, and were proud members of the Sargent Society at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. They retired to St. James Plantation, Southport, NC, and two years ago were Founding Residents at Cambridge Village in Wilmington. Both of these communities provided them with wonderful friends, good fun, great kindness and support over these last years. Harvey and Judy were inseparable, both in life and now in death. At their request, there will be no service. Please send donations to the American Cancer Society, or Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Wilmington, NC.
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