Joseph Hathaway

March 30, 1967 ~ January 18, 2024 (age 56) 56 Years Old

Joseph Hathaway Obituary

Joseph – (Dayna) Hathaway, age 56, of Galesburg, passed away on Thursday January 18, 2024 at 9:00 AM while surrounded by his loving family.

Joseph was born in Galesburg on March 30, 1967 and raised by his parents: Kenneth and Janet (Cunningham) Hathaway. Joseph later married Patricia (Handyside) Hathaway, she precedes him in death.

Joseph is survived by his children: Christina (James) Aldus, Lindsay (Michael) Reeder, Steven (Marcy) Cleveland, Trinity Hathaway, and Brandy Hathaway; his grandchildren: Heidi (Kenny) Houk, John James Aldus, Gracelynn Hathaway, Zachary Delacruz Jr., Roselynn Reeder, Chance Reeder, Vanessa Reeder, Kain Slusher, and Karson Slusher; and two great-grandchildren: Addalie and Everhett Houk. Joseph is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Patricia, and his grandchild Jamie Harden.

Joseph was born and raised in Galesburg, graduating from high-school and continuing his education by studying computer science at Carl Sandburg College. Joseph had worked at Maytag before it’s closing, moving on to working at Midway before an unfortunate injury caused him to depart from the company. In his free time Joseph could be found playing games on his phone, or watching the latest Nascar race while rooting on his favorite driver: Kevin Harvick.

Per Joseph’s wishes, cremation has been accorded. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be left to the family. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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