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Dean L. Hastings

Dean "Chief" L. Hastings, age 87, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2019 at Avon Oaks Nursing Home in Avon, Ohio.
He was born March 14, 1931 in Batesville, Ohio to Roy and Eleanor (nee Cline) Hastings. He graduated from Batesville High School in 1949 and enlisted in the Army the same year. He served as Staff Sergeant for the 142nd Armored Signal Company of the 2nd Armored Division and was stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict. After his separation from the Army, Dean went on to work at U.S Steel from 1952 until his retirement in 1989.
Dean was a lifetime member of the Amherst American Legion Post 118, Italian-American Club Post 1 and VFW. He enjoyed fishing, dancing, tinkering and was a very skilled gardener. Above all, Dean was known for being a loving father and great friend to everyone.
Surviving is his wife of 64 years, Lillian (nee Gentile) Hastings; daughters, Paula Jo (Tom) Kish Jr. and Darlene (Scott) Orosz; son, Todd Hastings; brothers, Hugh Hastings and Lonnie Hastings; grandchildren, Deana, Hallie, Kerri, Lisa and Todd Logan, as well as five great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Donald Hastings and Robert Hastings.
The family will receive friends on Monday, February 4, from 4-8 p.m. in the Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain. Graveside services with Military Honors will be held on Tuesday, February 5, at 11:00 a.m. at Resthaven Memory Gardens, 3700 Center Rd, Avon.

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Lorain, OH, US, 44055

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To the Hastings family,
My sincerest sympathy over the loss of your husband and father. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. Instead of praying for him, now you can pray to him.
Yours in Christ and love, Ted J. Kerecz

Ted J. Kerecz Feb 7 2019 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time and the days ahead (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

gc Feb 5 2019 12:00 AM

Just now saw this. I am so sorry, I did not see this before the showing. I am so for your loss. I loved Dean. Remembering all the fun times we had on 28th Street. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Loving thoughts are also being sent. Please find comfort in each other at this time.

Deanie Feb 5 2019 12:00 AM

A DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent on February 3, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Lonnie and Vivian

Expression of Sympathy Feb 3 2019 12:00 AM

It was a pleasure knowing and working with Dean for 20 years. He will be remembered by his friends and fellow workers.

Lowell Poling Feb 3 2019 12:00 AM

A DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent on February 3, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Ann Sibula

Expression of Sympathy Feb 3 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Dean's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you, PJ, Darlene, Todd and family.
Love, Michelle (Micky Pfeffer) Vincent

Michelle Vincent Jan 31 2019 12:00 AM

Dean was great person. Would do anything for you. Never wanted anything in return. I enjoyed being there for him helping him when he fell and broke his shoulder, we just talked and talk about the fun days. Bus trips, cruise trips, dancing, I could go on. Dean I really will miss you! Ellie

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