W. Ed­ward Hastings

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Obituaries -

CHAR­LOTTE - W. Ed­ward Hastings died on July

11, 2018 af­ter a month­long ill­ness. Born in Punx­sutawney, PA on June 12, 1940, he was the son of John and Sara Hastings who pre­de­ceased him.

Ed was an hon­or­able, car­ing­man and his fa­vorite times were spent with his fam­ily: va­ca­tion­ing, at­tend­ing Penn State foot­ball games, and en­joy­ing their cabin near the Blue Ridge Park­way. Most of all, he loved be­ing with Kay ( his high school sweet­heart), watch­ing sports to­gether on TV, go­ing to movies, trav­el­ing, and go­ing out to din­ner, es­pe­cially try­ing new restau­rants. On June 25th, Ed and Kay were blessed to cel­e­brate their 60th Wed­ding An­niver­sary.

Ed loved life and lived it fully with count­less hob­bies. He en­joyed mu­sic of all kinds from clas­si­cal to coun­try, golf, pho­tog­ra­phy, trav­el­ing, skeet and trap shoot­ing, col­lect­ing wine, and read­ing, es­pe­cially civil war novels. And, of course, Penn State foot­ball. Any­one who knew Ed knew that he was a very proud grad­u­ate of Penn State.

Through­out his life, Ed was for­tu­nate to make good friends in many dif­fer­ent com­mu­ni­ties - Buffalo, Green­wich, Sa­van­nah, Or­lando, and Char­lotte. Af­ter mov­ing to Char­lotte 15 years ago, he joined Carmel Coun­try Club where he served as Trea­surer and a Board Mem­ber. A mem­ber of Sel­wyn Av­enue Pres­by­te­rian Church, Ed loved his friends, es­pe­cially the Lunch Bunch.

Ed spent his en­tire ca­reer of 36 years with Ernst & Young. Join­ing the firm in 1962, he rose from a ju­nior ac­coun­tant and CPA to Man­ag­ing Part­ner of the Buffalo of­fice. Af­ter a trans­fer to New York City, he was ap­pointed Part­nerin- Charge of In­ter­na­tional Oper­a­tions. Dur­ing his years in that po­si­tion, he trav­eled to 60 coun­tries and made over 100 trips to Tokyo. His abil­ity to in­ter­act with the Ja­panese led to his last as­sign­ment as Part­ner-in- Charge of Ja­panese Re­la­tions.

Sur­vivors in­clude his wife Kay; his daugh­ter Cyn­thia and her part­ner Sherry Brands (Char­lotte); his son Jeffrey and his wife Laura (Raleigh); and two grand­chil­dren, Ben­jamin ( Ti­tusville, FL) and Amanda (Asheville). Other sur­vivors in­clude his sis­ter Mary Lynn Yoder and hus­band Sylvester, and nephew Mark Yoder. And last, but not least, his Casey.

A vis­i­ta­tion will be held on Thurs­day, July 19th, from 6- 8 pm at Harry & Bryant Fu­neral Home on Prov­i­dence Road. Fu­neral ser­vices will be held 11 am Fri­day, July 20th, at Sel­wyn Av­enue Pres­by­te­rian Church (2929 Sel­wyn Av­enue) with a re­cep­tion to fol­low. In­ter­ment will be held at a later date at the Penn State Cen­tre County Memo­rial Park, State Col­lege, PA.

In lieu of f low­ers, do­na­tions can be made to Sel­wyn Av­enue Pres­by­te­rian Church or the W. Ed­ward & Kay M. Hastings Grad­u­ate Schol­ar­ship Fund at Smeal Col­lege of Busi­ness, The Penn­syl­va­nia State Univer­sity, 210 Busi­ness Build­ing, Univer­sity Park, PA 16802- 3603.

Con­do­lences may be of­fered atwww. harry and­bryant fu­neral home. com.

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