Eugene “Gene” B. Hastings Sr. of Seaford, passed away on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at Seaford Center – Genesis in Seaford. 

He was born on Jan. 27, 1936 in Cambridge, Md., son of the late Ralph and Margaret (Gullett) Hastings.

Mr. Hastings proudly served in the National Guard. He had a career with DuPont that spanned over two decades. His love for the great outdoors was often fulfilled by fishing, hunting, scuba diving, boating, and anything to do with the ocean. Above all, Mr. Hastings treasured time spent with those he held most dear. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew him. 

In addition to his parents, Mr. Hastings was preceded in death by his sister, Joyce. 

He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Dawn Hastings; his son, Eugene (Ben) Hastings Jr. (Carol); his daughter, Catherine Hill; his stepchildren, Susan Riddle (Jack) and William Anthony (Caroline); his five grandchildren; his seven great-grandchildren; his one great-great-grandchild; his sisters, Blanche and Susan; and his many nieces and nephews. 

A memorial service was held on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Seaford. Interment was held privately. 

Arrangements are in the care of Watson-Yates Funeral Home & Crematorium, 609 E. King St., Seaford.

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