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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Frank Llewellyn Hastings, 86, of Wellsboro, PA

Frank Llewellyn Hastings 

His master replied, “Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of the Master.” (Matthew 25:21 ESV)

Frank Llewellyn Hastings, 86, of Wellsboro, PA, died peacefully at his home in the early morning hours of Monday, February 6, 2017, following a long chronic illness, with his wife at his side.

He was born June 10, 1930 (with his twin sister Betty (Hastings) Hemmingway) to Charles “Rex” and Helen Hastings, in Wellsboro. In this same household lived his older sister Louise Odle, a long-time resident of Elkland after she was married. Frank was the last surviving member of this family unit.

Korean War Veteran
A 1948 graduate of Wellsboro High School, he also attended Mansfield State Teachers’ College. After graduating from High School, Frank enlisted in the US Navy on June 21, 1948. Assigned to the USS Phillippine Sea (CV-47) as an Aviation Boatswain AB2, he served during the Korean Conflict. He was awarded a             commendation ribbon for meritorious achievement…exceptional leadership…steadfast devotion to duty…exceptional leadership during sustained operations (8-5-50 through 5-25-51). After an Honorable Discharge, Frank returned to Wellsboro in early June of 1952.

On June 27, 1953 Frank married Edna Mae Osborn, and they had two children, a son: Michael Hastings (Kay) of Charlotte, NC, and a daughter: Machele “Mickey” Pennell (Robert) of Wellsboro. This family survives Frank and continues to honor the presence he has had in their lives, along with his loyal cats: Moses and Noah.

Frank worked for Harry’s Dairy Store and Kentch’s Drug Store, but for most of his life he worked for Dresser Mfg. Since retirement he enjoyed golfing until he was unable to continue playing, and of course maintaining his beautiful yard.

With his leadership skills, he was never afraid to start a new project. He was directly involved in the building of the Family Life Center and School of Trinity Lutheran Church. He was devoted to helping the unchurched and Christian Education. He was a Little League coach, a Boy Scout leader, and held offices in church and community capacities.

He is survived by his wife and children, two grandsons: Clark and Rex Hastings of Charlotte, NC, a great-granddaughter: Emma Hastings also of Charlotte, a sister-in-law: Mary Blackman of Lancaster, PA and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends and family are invited to Frank’s Celebration of Life Service Saturday, February 11, 2017 at God’s Family Fellowship Church, 249 Old Tioga Street, Wellsboro, PA, at 11am with pastor Joe Wagner officiating. 

The family has entrusted the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901 with Frank’s arrangements. 

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