TRIBUTE: Visiting hours are this afternoon and tonight for a former Lincoln Center administrator, MetLife Stadium construction executive and father of four who lived in Oradell.
A Mass of Christian burial is set for 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Francis of Assisi Church in West Nyack for Gerald A. Hastings, 52, who died suddenly on Monday.
Although an astute musician, Jerry Hastings’s greatest loves were his children and his family.
“Whenever we said ‘I love you,’ his response was always ‘I love you more’,” loved ones wrote in his obituary, citing his “kind heart and compassion for everyone.”
Hastings is survived by his children: Mary Elizabeth, Devon, Molly and Owen. Also: his mother, Joan; sister, Linda Kane; and brothers Robert and Kevin. Also precious to him were his nephews — Andrew, Gerald, Kevin, Tony — and his dear friend Seema, the family said.
He was predeceased by his father, Gerald, his brother, Stephen, his uncle, Eddy, and his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Hastings worked at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for nearly two decades, from 1988 to 2007, and was Sr. Vice-President for the Performing Arts and Executive Director of Lincoln Center Development Project — leading a $1.2 billion redevelopment of the iconic Manhattan campus.
In 2008, he co-founded 3Square, a real estate consulting and construction management firm.
Hastings focused his efforts on both high-end residential construction projects and institutional projects throughout the New York metropolitan area — as general contractor, construction manager, consultant, subcontractor, whatever was needed.
He was a Senior Vice President and Projects Executive for Tishman Construction at MetLife Stadium.
Born in the Bronx, Hastings attended Clarkstown South High School in West Nyack; NYU, where he studied Construction Management; the Mechanics Institute, where he studied Construction Technology; and the Berkeley College of Music, where he studied Audio Recording Engineering.
Visiting hours are from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Michael J. Higgins Funeral Home, 321 South Main St., New City, (845) 634-6110
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