Ella Netta Hathaway, 93, passed away peacefully April 5, 2021 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Netta was born in 1927 to Ralph and Edith Sager in Hopewell Township, Ohio. She graduated high school in Republic, Ohio, class of 1945.
Netta met her husband, John Hathaway, while dancing at the Wagon Wheel near Tiffin, Ohio. Netta and John married in 1949, lived their early years in Tiffin and in 1967, relocated to Arlington, Virginia. The Hathaway’s union brought forth two children, (Carol) Ann and Judy. Netta’s lengthy career included working at LaSalle’s department store, The George University and upon retirement, volunteering at Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation. In her spare time, she loved golfing, playing Euchre, sunbathing, riding the ocean waves and most importantly, dancing & music.
In addition to being predeceased by her parents, Netta was predeceased by her husband and siblings. Left to cherish her memory are her two children Anni (Michael) and Judy (Michael); grandchildren & great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces & nephews and loving friends including treasured caregivers Eric & Andrea.
In lieu of flowers, please visit www.vbrescuefoundation.org to make contributions to the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad in Netta’s honor.