WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Col. Warren Arthur Hathaway, (U.S. Army Ret.), 77, of Williamsburg, passed away on March 13.

He was born in Monmouth to Herbert Wesley and Bernice Burpee Hathaway. Col. Hathaway joined the National Guard while in high school and the ROTC while in college at the University of Maine at Orono, where he received his commission as second lieutenant.

In 1954, he began his military career at Fort Dix; subsequent assignments were at Fort Bragg, various bases in Germany, Vietnam, the Dominican Republic and Saudi Arabia. He also served several tours of duty in Washington, D.C. His last tour of duty was at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, where he retired after 30 years of service in the Infantry and Army Signal Corp.

Following his retirement, he operated his parents’ cider business in Monmouth for nine years, then retired to St. Petersburg, Fla., where he and his wife operated an antiques business. Col. Hathaway and his wife, Julie, moved to Patriots’ Colony in Williamsburg four years ago.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Julie E. Hathaway; his son, John E. Hathaway and wife, Mary; a stepson, Thomas R. Gove and wife, Julie; also six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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