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MICHAEL M. HASTINGS - NEW YORK CITY - Michael M. Hastings, 33, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in Los Angeles, Calif., as the result of an automobile accident. Michael was born on Jan. 28, 1980, in Malone, N.Y., the son of Brent and Molly Mahon Hastings. He graduated from Rice High School in 1998, and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from New York University in 2002. An investigative journalist and author, Michael reported from Baghdad and Afghanistan. He was a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, and had written for GQ, Newsweek and Buzzfeed. He had written several books including, "The Operators." In May 2011, he married Elise Jordan in Holly Springs, Miss. Michael is survived by his wife, Elise of New York City; parents, Brent and Molly Hastings of Milton; two brothers, Jeffrey Hastings of New York City, and Jonathan Hastings and wife, Margaret, of New York City; grandmother, Ruth Mahon of Toms River, N.J.; father- and mother-in-law, Kelly and Susan Jordan of Holly Springs, Miss.; brother-in-law, Russell Jordan and wife, Hillary, of Holly Springs, Miss. A celebration of Michael's life will be held, where his family will greet friends, on Sunday, June 23, 2013, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Minor Funeral and Cremation Center, Route 7, in Milton, with a prayer service offered by Mike's uncle, Fr. Dennis Mahon at 2 p.m. Immediately following will be a reception at the Eagle's Club on Bombardier Road in Milton. Online condolences may be made at www.minorfh.com.

Published in The Burlington Free Press on June 21, 2013
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