PASSAGES


James R. Hatch
Projectionist
1925-2006


James R. Hatch
Projectionist
1925-2006

Born May 15, 1925 in Burbank, California, longtime studio projectionist James Rodney Hatch passed away June 25, 2006.

Hatch grew up in North Hollywood and attended North Hollywood High School. He left school to join the United States Navy and served in World War II in Hawaii. During the Korean War, he was stationed at Imperial Beach in San Diego. He served on the USS Laffey Destroyer as a radio communications operator.

He worked as a projectionist for 40 years at many studios, including Hanna-Barbera, Lorimar, MGM and Warner Bros. Hatch was a member of Projectionists Local 165 where he held the office of Vice President for ten years. He was also a member of Sound Local 695 and was a member of the Editors Guild, Local 700, when he retired.

He belonged to the Keystone Seniors Club, the Franciscan Club, and Warner Bros. Retirees Club, all in Burbank, the latter of which he served ten years as President. He was also a committee member of the North Hollywood High School Alumni Organization.

Hatch is survived by Janet, his loving wife of 45 years; a brother, Forrest Leroy Hatch of Lancaster, California; a son, Steven Rodney Hatch (Dillon) of Lake Tahoe, California; nieces and nephews; three grandchildren; and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Dorothy Bushey.

In Memoriam

Glenn Cunningham
Assistant Editor
(March 12, 1950 – July 16, 2006)
30 years as a member

Wayne Fury
Sound Editor
(August 29, 1918 – April 5, 2003)
60 years as a member

John E. Kuhlman
Assistant Editor
(January 2, 1928 – June 26, 2006)
54 years as a member

Ralph Riccoboni
Assistant Editor
(April 23, 1950 – June 20, 2006)
17 years as a member

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