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Gregory J. “Greg” Hasty

October 9, 1956 - November 2, 2021

Gregory J. “Greg” Hasty, age 65, of New Castle, DE passed away peacefully on the evening of Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

Born in West Chester, PA on October 9, 1956, he was a son of the late Andrew C. and Estelle (Balentine) Hasty. Greg grew up in New Castle, DE and graduated from Delcastle Technical High School in 1975. He enjoyed a career with Amtrak, retiring in 2019.

Greg met the love of his life, Rose, in 1979 and they were married in 1981. The two enjoyed making memories with their four wonderful children, including trips to Delaware beaches, Disney, and camping adventures with friends- who are like family. He was an amazing father. In more recent years, these family adventures have been extended to the grandchildren, who affectionately refer to Greg as ‘Grampy’ or ‘Pop’.

Greg enjoyed bowling and was on a Wednesday night bowling league with some of his closest friends for many years. He and Rose loved traveling to places like Mexico, Jamaica, Virgin Islands and The Bahamas. He was a kind man who appreciated the simple things in life, like good music, walks, cooking, nature, and his beloved rescue dog, Chloe.

In addition to his parents, Greg was preceded in death by his brother, Richard C. Hasty. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Rosemary (Harrity) Hasty of New Castle; children, Andy Hasty (Monica) of Newark, Amber Spitale (John) of Ambler, PA, Zach Hasty of New Castle, and Jennifer Hasty (Nick Gonczkowski) of Wilmington; sisters, Sharon Hasty (Ed Fountain) of Severn, MD and Eleanor Hasty of Bear; grandchildren, Jessica (23), Ashley (21), Evelyn (9), Avery (8), Layla (7), Jack (6); and many cousins, nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.

Please join the family in celebrating a life well-lived. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 10 am on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, where a memorial service will immediately follow at 10 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware. Interment will be held privately.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Greg’s memory to the American Brain Foundation, 201 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415 or online by clicking here.

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  • I have known and loved Greg since he was seven years old when I started dating his older Brother Rick. Even though Greg was my Brother-in-law for the past 52 years, I have always thought of him as my younger Brother! Like his Brother Rick, Greg was so kind, loving, and considerate to everyone, but especially to family and friends! He will be sorely missed by all of us, but I truly believe that he and Rick will be watching over all of us via a Cardinal, a Butterfly, a Rainbow, a Beautiful Flower, or any of God’s Beautiful Creations! ❤

  • Greg was a great man. A sweet guy, fun to hang with always with a smile on his face. He is gone too soon. His friends and family will miss him including us, but I find solace knowing he is now at peace and no longer in pain. God bless him and his family.

  • We are so very sorry for your loss. Greg was a such a kind man, wonderful father and raised great kids. Sending all the Hasty family our love and condolences. 🙏❤

  • Dear Tastykake Family: We love you all so much! We feel so blessed to have been Greg’s friend. Our decades of friendship & hysterical memories will sustain us until we meet again. We love each one of you & as long as we live we will always be here for all of you. Sincere Love, Blessings & Respect.

  • Wow! So sorry to hear this, a great guy is gone! Love to the whole family. Kathy & Mike Bartecki

  • Sorry for your loss . If there is anything I can do please let me know.

  • We are so sorry for you loss, may God grant you comfort during your time of need.

  • My condolences to you and your family. My prayers of peace are with you.

  • Hey guys I’m so sorry for your loss. Greg was definitely one of the good guys. Good all-around character, family man.

  • Dear Rose and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Sending hugs and hope all your memories will help in your healing process ❤️Rose I sure have missed your potato salad. Love, Susie

  • Greg has been a big part of our lives for a long time, and will be sadly missed, and fondly remembered as long as we are still here. So many wonderful memories and good times with him, he was universally loved and respected by everyone who ever had the pleasure of knowing him. My brother Bob and I had a conversation last week right after he passed and both agreed that Greg was more like a big brother, than a brother in law, he was simply the best…. We Love You Greg Hasty, Steve, Karen, Steven and Nicole Harrity.

  • Greg had a huge heart and caring soul. We merged as one big family at the end of Pennsylvania Ave. we raised our kids together, knew each other’s family and friends. We celebrated the holidays, birthdays, and vacations along with our famous porch gatherings. One fond memory I have of Greg, was how excited he would get for fireworks. He could put a smile on all our faces. He loved his family, worked 12 hour shifts ,but always there if we needed help. Greg , Rosie and family gave us the best memories and laughter that we are blessed to have. We love you Greg, you will be so missed, and pray you have peace. All our love the VanVliets

  • Uncle Greg was such a kind a funny person. I feel lucky to have so many special memories over the years. He will be missed! Love you XOXO

  • Milan
    My buddy Gregory,, we were always kidding around and had a good time at Amtrak. You’ll be missed my friend!
    Sending all Hasty family our condolences!