Arthur Charles Hastedt
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1926-2013 Art "Pop" Hastedt joined his family in Heaven on August 28, 2013 surrounded by his wife, children, and grandchildren. Art was born November 13, 1926 in Winsted, Connecticut son of the late Lena Ellis Hastedt and Frederick Hastedt. He lived his childhood in New Marlborough and Monterey, Massachusetts. He attended Corashire School in Monterey, Massachusetts and left school during the 9th grade to help support his family. He entered the US Army in 1944 at the age of 18, trained as an infantryman and served in the Philippines and in the occupation force in Japan after VJ Day. He reenlisted in the Army in 1949 and deployed with the first unit to Korea in 1950, participating in both the Inchon landing and the Chosin Reservoir Campaign. Upon return from his military service, he worked for Hebert Construction and Tryon Construction in Monterey as a bulldozer operator for more than 25 years before leaving to run his own logging business, which he did until his retirement. He also served as foreman for the Monterey Highway Department and was a member of the Monterey Police and Fire Departments for many years. He came out of retirement briefly in 1997 to assist with repairs to the River Road in Monterey. He is survived by his wife, the former Kitty Ann Tew, who he married July 2, 1953, as well his five children; David Hastedt (Kathy) of Gloucester, Virginia; Stephan Hastedt of Salisbury, Connecticut; Keith Hastedt (Karen) of Chester, Maryland; Bruce Hastedt (Kellie) of Lee; and Colleen Hastedt Toth (Paul) of Sanford, Maine. He is also survived by his adoring grandchildren, James Hastedt of San Antonio, Texas, Stephanie Hastedt Ullrich of Sheffield, Brian Hastedt of San Antonio, Texas, Elizabeth Hastedt of Manassas, Virginia, Melinda Galisa Arczewski of Alfred, Maine and Rebecca Hastedt Decicco of Lee, as well as seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Margaret Hastedt Gillett and June Hastedt both of Housatonic. He was predeceased by his brothers, Frederick Hastedt, William Hastedt, Albert Hastedt and Raymond Hastedt and sisters Anna Hastedt Kendick, Alice Hastedt Hess, Edna Hastedt Finkle and Dorothy Hastedt Badurski. There will be a memorial service on Sunday, September 1st, 2013 at 4 p.m. at the Christ Church Episcopal and Trinity Lutheran Church, 194 Main Street, Sheffield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hospice Care of the Berkshires, 877 South Street, Pittsfield, MA or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society care of BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME 33 South Street Great Barrington MA, 01230. Condolences may be made through royfuneralservices.com
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33 South St Great Barrington, MA 01230
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 31, 2013