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H. Grant Hathaway, former chairman and CEO of Equitable, dies

H. Grant Hathaway, former chairman and CEO of Equitable, dies

H. Grant Hathaway, former chairman and chief executive officer of the old Equitable Trust Co., who helped build Equitable Bancorporation into one of the state's most successful banks, died Saturday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his longtime Ruxton home.

He was 89.

"One of Grant's passions was, to use his expression, 'putting back into the community,' integrating the bank into the community," said William F. Amelia, who was vice president of public relations at Equitable for 13 years.

"When I was doing PR at the bank, everyone loved Grant He was the kind of executive who kept things going, and he was superb at reaching out to people and he...

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