ONEONTA – Duane “Dee” A. Hathaway, 82, passed away, Saturday, October 29, 2022. Our lives are forever changed.
He was born on May 3, 1940 in Binghamton, New York, the son of Margaret (Major) and Harold Hathaway. He attended Bugbee School and Oneonta Junior and Senior High Schools. He went on to graduate from Broome Tech with an engineering degree and began his career working for Amphenol Aerospace then spent the remainder of his career at Custom Electronics in Oneonta until his retirement.
Dee, as he was known to most of those that knew him, was the life of the party and liked to raise hell. He was sarcastic, had a quick wit and would tell you like it was. He was a friend to many and dearly loved by them all. If Dee was your friend, he would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. If you knew him, you knew that’s who he was.