Robert Haven Hastings

Male 1917 - 1991  (74 years)

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  • Name Robert Haven Hastings 
    Born 11 Mar 1917 
    Gender Male 
    Died Mar 1991 
    Person ID I50553  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors Eugene Morenus Hastings,   b. 13 May 1876, North Bay, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1963  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Carolyn Mae Haven,   b. Abt 1882,   d. 1976  (Age ~ 94 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F8105  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F23677  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
      Watertown Daily Times (NY) - March 14, 1991
      Robert H. Hastings, 74, of 9122 E. First St., chairman of Holstein-Friesian World Inc. and former Sandy Creek village trustee, died Wednesday at his winter home in Dunedin, Fla.

      A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sandy Creek United Methodist Church with the Rev. Janet Gibbs, pastor, officiating. The body will be cremated. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in the spring.

      There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with the Summerville Funeral Home.

      Contributions may be made to Oswego County Hospice, in care of the H. Douglas Barclay Courthouse, Pulaski, NY 13142, or to Hospice Care Inc., 300 E. Bay Drive, Largo, Fla., 34640.

      Surviving are his wife, Jean; two sons, Joel P., Sandy Creek, and Mark H., Naples, Italy; a daughter, Patricia C. Hastings, San Francisco, Calif.; a grandson, and a brother, Perry W., Pulaski.

      He was born March 11, 1917, in Watertown, a son of Eugene Morenus and Carolyn Mae Haven Hastings. He graduated from Pulaski Academy in 1935 and attended the New York State College of Forestry at Syracuse from 1936 to 1938.

      Mr. Hastings was a realtor for the Hastings Agency in Pulaski from 1939 to 1940. He served in the Army from 1940 to 1946, achieving the rank of master sergeant.

      Mr. Hastings married Helen Prescott March 4, 1944, at the Prescott family home at Sandy Creek. Long active in civic affairs, she died Nov. 24, 1984, at the age of 65. He later married the former Jean Chamberlain in September 1987, at the Hastings home.

      Mr. Hastings was employed by Holstein-Friesian World Inc., publishers of cattle magazines for breeders of registered Holstein dairy cattle, from 1946 to 1984. He joined the publication as editor of New York Holstein-Friesian News from 1946 to 1957, and was associate editor of Pennsylvania Holstein News from 1956 to 1957. He was associate editor of Holstein World from 1949 to 1959, executive editor of Holstein World from 1968 to 1976, editor of Holstein World from 1976 to 1981, and publisher of Holstein World from 1981 until his retirement in 1984.

      Mr. Hastings was also director of Holstein-Friesian World Inc. from 1956 to 1976, its president from 1976 to 1980 and its chairman from 1980 until his death.

      He was a Sandy Creek village trustee from 1956 to 1972, a trustee of the Ainsworth Memorial Library from 1955 to 1980 and a trustee of the North Country Library System from 1973 to 1978.

      Mr. Hastings was a member of the Holstein-Friesian Association of America, New York Holstein-Friesian Association, Oswego County Holstein Club, the Council on Agriculture, Science and Technology and the Dairy Shrine. He was also a member of the Sandy Creek United Methodist Church and Cable Trail Post 8534, Veterans of Foreign Wars, having served as the post quartermaster from 1948 to 1950.

      Mr. Hastings was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel in 1970. One of the privileges associated with the title is to be an honorary guest at the Kentucky Derby. It is the same designation as that given to Colonel Sanders of the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant chain.
      Class of 1934 PACS