Bennie Leonard Hastings Senior, 77, of Cranberry Twp. PA, passed away, December 30, 2020 at Good Samaritan Hospice House in Wexford after a nearly 4 year long battle with lung cancer. During his life he formerly resided in Middlesex Twp. and Sharpsburg PA.
He was born in Pittsburgh, PA. on September 4, 1943. He was married to Rita Louise (Barr) Hastings August 5, 1972 and they were married for 48 years.
Ben spent 43 years in the automotive industry. He was a business owner who operated several of his own lots and worked for many dealerships including Baglier Buick, Jim McCain Ford, Kenny Ross Chevrolet and Robick’s Auto Sales. He was a top salesman and earned the Buick Master Salesman award. He led monthly sales charts wherever he worked. One of his favourite sayings “Sell, Sell, Sell, sell like hell!” He enjoyed camping, cooking and playing cards with his many friends. Greatly loved, we will miss his tenacity, quick wit and ability to overcome almost any obstacle.
He is preceded in death by his father Clyde Hastings and mother Dolores “Dolly” (Fox) Hastings.
He is survived by his wife Rita Louise (Barr) Hastings, his sons Bennie Leonard Hastings Jr., Kirk Allen Hastings and his wife Therese (Davis) Hastings, also his 4 grandchildren: Lucas Hastings, Annaliese Hastings, David Hastings and Ethan Hastings. He is also survived by his brother Leonard Hastings of McCandless and sister Diane (Hastings) Arrigo of Shaler.
Funeral arrangements will be private.
In lieu of flowers please donate in his name to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15205.
Arrangements were entrusted to Gabauer-Lutton funeral Home-117 Blackhawk Rd, Chippewa Twp., www.gabauerfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
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American Cancer Society
320 Bilmore Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15205