From One Alumni President To Another- Thanks For The Memories, Jeff!

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From One Alumni President To Another- Thanks For The Memories, Jeff!

“It’s a huge loss to Alpha Mu, a loss of a great wealth of knowledge, and commitment that we want to make absolutely certain is remembered.”

These words of praise from Alumni President Stephen DiOrio ’78, are surely echoed amongst and Alpha Mu Brother whose life Brother Edmund Jefferries “Jeff” Hathaway ’49 touched, particularly Brothers Bill Pantle ‘58, and Bill Simon ’59.

“Those guys were very close,” said DiOrio. “They were famous for tailgating, and always were certain to invite everyone by for refreshments.”

Hathaway, 90, who also served as Alpha Mu Alumni President until the mid to late 00’s, was known as a generous man in all phases of life. The glue that held Alpha Mu together, he navigated the Chapter through rough waters and never wavered.

“Even in his mature status as Alumni President, he loved the Active Brothers, he had a deep desire for them to succeed,” said DiOrio. “He even had a room in the house to stay in when he came to State College. There was always something very special about him – he was a colorful man, people always remembered how he was dressed, and he was deeply devoted to Penn State.”

For Brother Hathaway’s full obituary, please click HERE

Pictured: Here’s Jeff cooking breakfast.  Note his ancient – really old – highly modified Coleman stove.  It was still in use just a few years ago.  This photo was taken at Greenwood Furnace – some folks would camp out there on football weekends.  Later, Jeff and Lydia would stay with Bill Simon III, Pi Kap, ’59 (Bill’s dad was a charter member of the fraternity).

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