MANCHESTER - Guy W. Hastings, 83, of Manchester, passed away peacefully at his home on December 19, 2012.
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Guy, lovingly called "Grampy" by his family, was born in Woodsville, NH on February 2, 1929 to Oliver and Irene (Kelley) Hastings. He attended Stevens High School in Claremont, NH.
He was married to Frances (Patton) Hastings on December 6, 1952 and they had recently celebrated 60 years of marriage.
Guy served on active duty in the U.S. Army from 1951 until 1954, including service with the 279th Infantry Regiment Combat Team during the Korean War, for which he was awarded the Silver Star. He served in the 76th Div. of the U.S. Army Reserves from 1954 until 1982, retiring as a Command Sergeant Major.
He worked for many years in the grocery business, serving as the manager of Boy's Market in Manchester from 1959 until 1981 and as the owner of the market with his wife from 1982 until 1988. As an employee of Central Paper Products Co. until the time of his death, Guy was treated with professionalism and compassion by the Kfoury family.
Guy was a charter member of the Central NH Model T Club and his favorite pastime was restoring and driving his 1919 Model T Depot Hack. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing and camping. He was a member of the First Congregational Church.
Besides his loving wife, Guy is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Shari and Will Lucey of Merrimack; his son, Jeffrey Hastings of Manchester; his daughter-in-law, Tammy Hastings of Manchester; his grandchildren, Zachary and Olivia Hastings of Manchester and his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Howard and Emily Patton of Florida. He is also survived by close family friend, Elaine Murphy and his devoted furry companion, Petey.
The family is thankful for all who helped care for Guy, including the staff at the Elliot Hospital and the Visiting Nurses Association of Manchester and So. NH.
SERVICES: Calling hours will be Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Cate & Johnson Funeral Home, 573 Pine St., Manchester. The funeral service will be conducted on Monday at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church, 508 Union St., Manchester. Burial will follow in the N.H. Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to David's House, 461 Mt. Support Rd., P.O. Box 660, Lebanon, NH 03766 or online at www.davids-house.org.
Published in Union Leader on Dec. 21, 2012