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Benjamin "Ben" Wathey Jr.
December 27, 1934 ~ October 19, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Benjamin “Ben” Wathey, Jr. 88, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at home on Thursday, October 19, 2023. Ben was born in Norton, Ohio on December 27, 1934. He was a lifelong resident of Norton and served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. Ben is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Dolores; sister, Betty Rader; children, Linda Ashcraft, Ben (Debbie) Wathey and Joe (Erica) Wathey; grandchildren, Brandon Wathey and Todd Ashcraft; and great-grandchild, Walter Wathey. Ben was preceded in death by his brother, Ernie Wathey. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration and Remembrance of Ben on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Nauti Vine Winery, 3950 S. Main Street, Akron, Ohio 44319.