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Alfred “Dennis” Hathaway “beloved father, brother, grandfather, and companion”
SALAMANCA, N.Y.---Alfred “Dennis” Hathaway, 69, of Salamanca, formerly of Eldred, Pa., passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, February 11, 2018, in Olean General Hospital, Olean, after a long illness.
Born on January7, 1949 in Olean, he was a son of Alfred Lewis and Theo G. Schoonover Hathaway.
Dennis attended Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse, Pa. and was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War as a radio technician. Dennis received a Purple Heart for injuries received during the war.
He was employed as a truck driver for most of his life and had previously been employed at the former Nicholas Radio and TV Repair in Westons Mills. He worked lastly at the Gowanda Hospital in the maintenance department until being forced to retire from injuries sustained in a work related accident.
Dennis enjoyed collecting old coins and currency. He enjoyed buying old riding mowers, repairing and then selling the mowers. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.
Surviving are his longtime companion, Bonnie Hess of Salamanca; eight children, Dennis S. Hathaway of Portville, Patty (Jeff) Jimerson of Salamanca, Jacqueline “Jackie” (Dave) Jones of Clarksville, Tennessee, Lori Hathaway of Salamanca, Patty Hathaway of Kentucky, and Alfred Lewis Hathaway, Hazel Hathaway, and Patrick Hathaway, all of Salamanca; twenty two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Allen “Squirt” (Calla) Hathaway and Steven P. (Linda Clayton) Hathaway, both of Shinglehouse, Pa.; a sister, Jane (Ted) Pangburn of Richburg; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Dennis was predeceased by a sister Jacqueline Thompson; and a niece, Nicole Pangburn.
Family and friends may call from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm on Tuesday at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, and from
9 am to 11 am on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, where funeral services will follow at 11 am with Mike Miles of Smethport, Pa., officiating. Burial will be in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Dennis, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com