Gary Mitchell “Mitch” Hastings, age 70, of Berlin died Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at his home. Born near Berlin, he was the son of the late Russell Lee and Annabelle Lee (Mitchell) Hastings.
Mitch was a very talented professional painter all his life. He and his friend Wayne Foskey operated their own painting business for many years and for the last 10 years they have painted for the Dunes Manor in Ocean City. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Berlin and was an avid Maryland Terrapin and Baltimore Ravens and Orioles fan.
He is survived by three brothers, Wayne T. Hastings and his wife Martha, Michael L. Hastings and Barry M. Hastings and his wife Anita all of Berlin; a sister, Amelia Ann Larsen and her husband Tom of Unionville, CT and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 22 at Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville where friends may call after 2 p.m. Father Michael Moyer will be officiating. Burial will be private in Timmonstown Cemetery, Berlin.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802.