Alton Hastings Hathaway, Jr. ’33

Alton Hastings Hathaway, Jr. ’33 died on August 6, 2006, in Dunedin, Florida.

Born on February 12, 1910, in Providence, RI, he prepared for college at Lexington (MA) High School and Phillips Andover Academy in Massachusetts and became a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin, which he attended from 1929 to 1931.

After five years with Standard Brands, Inc., in Philadelphia, he was associated with Standard Brands in Cambridge, MA, for a year. In 1938 he joined the family business, Hathaway and Son, Inc., in Boston.

During World War II he served from March of 1944 to December of 1945 as a ship’s cook third class in the U.S. Navy. He was awarded four Bronze Stars for his service in the Pacific, where he was involved with the invasions of Lingay en Gulf, Luzon, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa.

After the war he rejoined Hathaway and Son as a wholesale food broker of bakery supplies. He was also a sales representative for Southern New Hampshire with Shaw-Barton Company of Ohio.

Surviving is his wife, Elizabeth Buchler Hathaway, whom he married in 1932.