Robert Joseph Hathaway, a longtime South Bend resident died September 2, 2019 at his home after a long battle with cancer; he was 63. He was born December 28, 1955 to Lorence and Mary (Doyle) Hathaway in Aberdeen, Washington. Robert graduated from Ocosta High School in 1974. Robert worked as a building inspector, firefighter, fire marshall for the Raymond Fire Department, in the logging industry, and as a handyman in his later years. In 1990 he married Theresa Willeford at her grandparents’ home in South Bend (the home of Ole and Grace Simonson). Some of Robert’s hobbies included woodworking, crafting bowls, and many other forms of artwork. Robert is preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Thomas. Surviving Robert are his wife Theresa,, his daughter Kristine Marie Hathaway of Portland, his stepson Michael Willeford of South Bend, his sister Beth Howe of Hoquiam, and two brothers; Loren C. of Montesano, and Gerald W. of John’s River. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Raymond Fire Department, Catholic Social Services, Helping Hands, or St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Raymond. There will be a memorial held on October 19, 1 p.m. at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Raymond, with a reception and honors following at the Raymond Elks Lodge at 2 p.m.
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