Gary S. Hathaway died on March 28 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, Me., surrounded by his children.

He was born August 1, 1953 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital to Lewis and Anna Hathaway. He was the youngest of four brothers. Growing up on Sengekontacket Pond, he quickly learned to appreciate the water and family run shellfish business. Chances are he was shucking scallops before he could ride a bike.

He graduated from the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School in 1971. Soon after, he joined the U.S. Navy as a submariner aboard the U.S.S. Cavalla. He told many stories of his time in the service and on the sub, and his worldly travels.

Known by many as Hat, Gary was a man of many talents and a Jack of all trades. Though he tried his hand at many things, the sea was his home and what he loved.

After living most of his life on the Vineyard, Gary spent the last 18 years living in the Unity and Albion area of Maine, trading the sea for the mountains and a less hectic lifestyle.

Though he had dealt with numerous health issues over the years, he never tired of telling jokes or stories, with a smile to anyone willing to listen and continued smiling right up to the end.

He is survived by his children, LuAnna of Townsend; Gary Jr., Brian and Kevin, all currently living on Martha’s Vineyard; two grandsons and a great-grandson; many nieces and a nephew.

He was predeceased by his sons Timothy J. and Joshua N. Hathaway, and three older brothers.

There will be a small family celebration of life in the future.

Donations can be made to the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, Me., The Veterans Administration, or a charity of your choice.