Wilson Hatchl passed away at Norwalk Hospital on Aug. 27. He was with family at the time of his passing.
Wilson was born in Nacagdoches, TX on May 1, 1928 to Gussie and Harold Hatchl. He graduated from University of Houston in 1956 and received an MBA from NYU in 1971.
Wilson served in the United States Army from 1951 – 1952. In 1993 he retired from Texaco after 27 years.
In 1969, he moved with his family to Rowayton, Connecticut, where he and his wife, Adair, raised their two children, Elizabeth (Tina) and John.
He loved Rowayton. Wilson and Adair immersed the family in the community. Among other things, Wilson served as the treasurer for the 6th Taxing District, and when his children were young he taught Sunday School St Luke’s Parish in Darien.
Wilson was truly a gentleman and civic minded. He was principled, sensitive, honorable and kind. His legacy of strong values and of love for his family will be fondly cherished and remembered.
— an obituary from Leo P. Gallagher Funeral Home
He is survived by his wife, of 53 years, Adair; his children: (Tina) Elizabeth L. H. Greco and her husband, Christopher, of Rowayton; John Hatchl and his wife, Marcella, of Woodside, Queens; grandchildren: Sophia Greco, Matthew Greco, Samuel Roman Gonzalez and Maria Valentina Gonzalez; another grandchild is expected in early September, which he was excited about; and his brother, Sidney Hatchl, of Santa Ana, CA. He is also survived by nieces and nephews: Kathy, Bennett, Alan, George and Mariana.
A memorial celebration of Wilson’s life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22 at St. Luke’s Parish in Darien. Please also see the Leo P. Gallagher Funeral Home website for details.