Eugene (Gene) B. Hastings Sr., DuPont Co. retiree

February 13, 2020

Eugene (Gene) B. Hastings Sr., 84, of Seaford passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at Seaford Center - Genesis in Seaford. He was born Jan. 27, 1936, in Cambridge, Md., son of the late Ralph and Margaret (Gullett) Hastings.

Mr. Hastings proudly served in the National Guard. He had a career with DuPont that spanned over two decades. His love for the great outdoors was often fulfilled by fishing, hunting, scuba diving, boating and anything to do with the ocean.  Above all, Mr. Hastings treasured time spent with those he held most dear. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew him. 

In addition to his parents, Mr. Hastings was preceded in death by his sister, Joyce. He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Dawn Hastings; his son, Eugene (Ben) Hastings Jr. (Carol); his daughter, Catherine Hill;  his stepchildren: Susan Riddle (Jack) and William Anthony (Caroline);  his five grandchildren; his seven great-grandchildren; his one great-great-grandchild; his sisters: Blanche and Susan; and his many nieces and nephews. 

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m., at St. John's United Methodist Church, Wesley Lounge, 300 N. Pine St., Seaford.  Interment will be private. Arrangements are being handled by Watson-Yates Funeral Home & Crematorium, a member of the Parsell Funeral Homes Family, 609 East King Street, Seaford. 

Please visit Mr. Hastings's Life Memorial Webpage and sign his online guest book at