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Ralph Hatch was born in 1924 to Peter K.and Annie Swanson Hatch in Unalaska, Alaska, lived in Seldovia, Alaska and moved to Seward, Alaska in 1930 when his parents got jobs at the Jessie Lee Home. Ralph met his wife, Anne, at a Rainbow Girls dance in Seward, and they married in 1948. Ralph worked as a longshoreman, served in the Army at Whittier, Alaska during World War II, and was an early champion of the Mt. Marathon running race in Seward - running it for the first time in 1946. Ralph passed away in November 2018 at age ninety-four. For more about Ralph Hatch, see his obituary in the Anchorage Daily News newspaper.