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John Winslow Hathaway

John Winslow Hathaway left us on May 20, 2016 to be reunited in heaven with his parents, three brothers, and his sister.

John was born June 1, 1937 in New Bedford, Massachusetts to John Woodbury Hathaway and Eleanor Rogers Hathaway he was raised in La Puente, CA he grew his appetite for knowledge and travel into a career as an Engineer taking him to every corner of our country and even a few continents until falling in love with the charm of Abbeville.

He will be loved and remembered by many, especially; his loving wife Cynthia Spears Hathaway of the home; ten children, Kimberly (John) Hathaway of San Francisco, CA, Mark (Linda) Telles of Chicago, IL, Patricia (Scott) Kinyoun of Oxnard, CA, Mary Root of Oxnard, CA, Ken Nieumuth of Appleton, WI, Kris Keahey of Azizona, Robin Thomasson of Greenwood, SC, Denee (Carlos) Rodriguez of Phoenix, AZ, Jasen Masters Cooper City, FL, and his "caboose" Yvette (Todd) Minnix of Tempe, AZ; nineteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.

There will be a celebration of John's life on June 1, 2016 at his home 302 Brooks St. Abbeville, SC from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.


Memorial Service
302 Brooks Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
5:00 until 8:00 PM

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There are too many accomplishments that make me proud. My GrandPa was a man of many talents. Many stories. Many jokes.That is what I will miss the most. I love you old man.-Richard, Lily, Joda, and Rhea

Richard and Lily Felix May 31 2016 12:00 AM

You can take away all the good things in life.But you can't take away your love for someone.-1979True today as it was then. Love you Daddy! Your words of wisdom will continue to guide us. Rest in Peace knowing you will be loved and remembered by us all.

Denee Hathaway Rodriguez May 31 2016 12:00 AM

Dad , Grandpa " Rest with the Angels" LoVe Krissy, Monique, Valentino, Santana, Stevie, And Dax... "GREATFUL,MINDFUL,BLESSED, SHARED MANY SEASON WITH US" EcclesiastesChapter 3 KJV 1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.9 What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?10 I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.12 I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.13 And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.14 I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.15 That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.16 And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.17 I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.18 I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.21 Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?22 Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?

Krisitne "Krissy" May 23 2016 12:00 AM

May God help the family during their time of grieving. John will be truly missed.

Donnie Cushman May 20 2016 12:00 AM