BANGOR and KENDUSKEAG – Glenwood Eugene Hatch Sr., 89, husband, dad and pappy, passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, with his loving wife and family at his side at a Bangor hospital. He was born June 7, 1922, in Newport, the eldest son of Eugene Tripp Hatch and Flossie Pearl (Braley) Hatch.
He drove tractor-trailer trucks for Fox & Ginn for 39 years and retired with an accident free safe driving record. He won the Maine State Truck Driving Rodeo twice and competed at the national rodeo level in 1950, placing sixth in the nation in New York City. He represented the state of Maine again at the National Truck Driving Rodeo in 1964 in Louisville, Ky., and placed 19th in the nation. Glen earned his pilot’s license in 1970 and purchased a 1967 Cessna 150 in 1971. Glen loved taking friends and family for rides in his plane and flying the pipeline with longtime friend, Wendell Sproul. Glen was a talented dancer and enjoyed spending time on the dance floor with his wife, Norma. He also was an avid golfer and fisherman, activities he was able to share with his wife and sons. Glen and Norma enjoyed travelling in their motor home along the East Coast and spent winters in Florida. He was a 60-year member of Kenduskeag Masonic Lodge No. 137 and reached the 32nd degree level. Glen was a past member of Anah Shrine. Glen loved spending time with his friends and family, as well as his dog, Mojo.
Glen is survived by his wife of 28 years, Norma (Chapman) Hatch of Bangor; son, Danny Hatch and wife, Louise, of Bangor; son, Gary Rollins and wife, Patti, of Kenduskeag; son, Allen Rollins and wife, Shirley, of Exeter; son, Michael Rollins and wife, Diane, of Corinth; son, Jeffrey Rollins and wife, Renee, of Carmel; daughter, Barbara (Rollins) Pineo and husband, Troy, of Corinth; brother, Verne Hatch of Bay City, Mich.; and sister-in-law, Elsie DeWitt of Hudson. Glen is also survived by 14 grandchildren, Scott Hatch and wife, Kristy, Thomas Hatch and wife, Linda, Terrance Hatch and his wife, Crystal, Debra (Hatch) Bell and husband, William, Justin Rollins and wife, Jill, Jesse Rollins and wife, Karen, Amanda (Rollins) von Hagn, Jeremy Rollins, Michael Rollins, Jenny Rollins, Meghan Rollins, Erin Lee, Tyler Pineo and Taryn Pineo; 13 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and close friends including, Wendell Sproul.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Thompson Funeral Home, Corinth, with the Rev. James Proctor officiating. A viewing will be held 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at Corinth United Methodist after the services. Those who wish to remember Glen in a special way may make gifts in his memory to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104. Condolences to the family may be expressed at