BANGOR and ORONO – The Rev. Philip MacAlpine Hastings Jr., 84, died March 5, 2012, after an extended illness. He was predeceased by his first wife, Doris May Shockley, who died in 1976, and is survived by his present wife, Dr. Judy Kuhns-Hastings of Bangor.
The Rev. Hastings was a retired clergyman of the Presbyterian Church USA, having been ordained to ministry in 1956 by the Presbytery of Baltimore. He was a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He served in parish ministry in Pittsburgh, Carlisle, Ky., and Mount Desert until his retirement in June 1990. Throughout his time in the ministry, he was also involved in youth camps and canoe trips, high school lacrosse coaching, community theater, and teaching. Music was very important to him. He participated in the Oratorio Society, the church choir and various community music groups. He was a season ticket holder and supporter of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. He had been active since his retirement in interim ministry in central Maine as well as attending and participating in the life and work of the Church of Universal Fellowship, Orono.
In addition to his wife, Judy, the Rev. Hastings is survived by his children, Linda and Randolph Rubley of Toledo, Ohio, the Rev. Stephen and Jill Hastings of Mount Vernon, Timothy and Katherine Hastings of Sewickley, Pa., and Emily and Erick Chambers of Bangor. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be held 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Church of Universal Fellowship, 82 Main St., Orono, where a memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17, with the Rev. Lornagrace Grenfell officiating. Reverent disposition of the Rev. Hastings’ earthly tabernacle is by cremation. Memorial gifts may be sent to Church of Universal Fellowship, 82 Main St., Orono, ME 04473; Presbytery of Northern New England, 126 Pillsbury Road, Londonderry, NH 03053; Faith Presbyterian Church, 5400 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21239, which was Rev. Hastings’ childhood congregation; New Hope Hospice, P.O. Box 70, Eddington, ME 04428-0070; or to an animal welfare charity of the giver’s choice. Condolences to the family may be expressed at