Cynthia F. Wade Hathaway, 54, formerly of Oxford, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, November 5th at the Hospice of Wake County facility in Raleigh, NC. Cindy was born on January 4th, 1959 in Sidney, NY to Milton and Faye (Demeree) Wade.
She is survived by her husband William Hathaway; her sons, Kyle Milton Steele and Kory Mitchell Steele; her grandchildren, Kayleigh Elizabeth Steele and Kaeden William Steele; her mother, Faye M. Wade and John H. Roberts; her brothers and families, James Milton and Alesia Wade, and his children, Katherine Wade and Tony DeForest, and their children, Cloie and Kiera; Gary Allen and Jayne Wade and his children, Jena and John Dockray and their children, Temprance and Trenton; and Patrick Milton and Kaydee Lynne Wade; her sister and families, Patti Jo and James Bartlett and their children, Jamie Lynn and David Reid and baby Reid on the way, Ashley Faye Bartlett and Karen Elizabeth Bartlett; as well as several niece, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Cindy graduated from Oxford Academy and Central Schools, and went on to earn an Associates degree as a paralegal assistant from Corning Community College in 1980, and a Bachelors degree in accounting from Elmira College in 1986. She worked as an accountant for many years before finding her true passion in quilting. She was a member of the American Quilters' Society and enjoyed entering her quilts in various competitions. Cindy loved sharing her special talent with others; having earned recognition as a National Quilting Instructor. She enjoyed teaching both beginning and advanced quilting classes. Her patience and upbeat personality were perfect for the job. Cindy was the most fun-loving person you could ever meet. She had a way of putting a smile on your face even when you thought you were having a bad day. Her final weeks consisted of spending precious time with family, and fulfilling a life-dream of going to Hawaii. It was on this final trip that she told her family that she insisted on a celebration of her life when the time came. Therefore, per Cindy's request, everyone is to wear their best Hawaiian outfit at her memorial service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle Raleigh, NC 27607, Cancer Research - specifically Sarcoma Cancer; Brisben Fire Department, or any charity that reaches out to help others.
A memorial service will be Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 12:00PM, at the Behe Funeral Home Inc., 21 Main Street, Oxford, NY, with Rich Howard officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00AM until the time of the service.