James W. Hastings

September 06, 1933 - November 06, 2015 

James W. Hastings

September 06, 1933 - November 06, 2015 

Obituary for James W. Hastings

Dateline: Ballston Lake, NY
James W. Hastings, age 82, died on Friday, November 6, 2015 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. He was born on September 6, 1933 in Montague, MA and was the son of the late George and Lillian (Killeen) Hastings. He served with the US Navy and received the National Defense, Korean Service, Good Conduct, United Nations and Navy Occupation medals. He was honorably discharged on July 6, 1954. He worked for the Boston & Maine Railroad for 40 years and retired as an engineer. James also worked for the US Postal Service in Ballston Lake. He lived in Ballston Lake for the past 50 years and was a past member and Commissioner of the Ballston Lake Fire Department. He was a member of the Clifton Park ELK BPOE #2466 , and the Clifton Park VFW #1498. He enjoyed golfing with his good buddies, playing cards and wintering in Florida
He was the beloved husband of the late Elaine (Tate) Hastings; dear companion of April Rowe; loving father of Leo M. Hastings, Gary J. (Donna) Hastings, Paula J. (Richard) Ross, Cheryl L (Kurt) Ziegler and Timothy J. Hastings; brother of Virginia Callaghan, Nancy Pachalis and the late George E. Hastings, Jr. and William Hastings; grandfather of Gary (Jessica) & Mike (Lauren) Hastings, Killeen (Robert) Miller, Caitlin Ross and Casey Ross, Chelsea Ziegler and Clara Ziegler, Preston, Chad and Wade Hastings; great-grandfather of Jacob, Lucy, Emily and Mia Hastings.
Graveside service with military honors will be held privately in Gerald B.H. Solomon National Cemetery, Schuylerville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ballston Lake Fire Dept., P.O. Box 1148, Ballston Lake, NY 12019.
The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to the nursing staff at Ellis ICU. The care and attention that was shown to them will never be forgotten.

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