Carl “Wayne” Hasty

October 16, 1939 ‒ January 07, 2019

Delaware, Ohio

Carl “Wayne” Hasty, Jr, age 79, passed away on January 7, 2019 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus. The son of Carl and Phebe Hasty, he was born Oct. 16, 1939, in Charleston, WV.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Gregg of Delaware, OH; daughters, Anne Caswell Racine (Darren) of Alpharetta, GA, Beth Moten (Scott) of Temecula, CA and Mary Lynne Hasty of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren, Isaiah & Olivia Moten and Reed, Blake, Logan & Caden Racine; sister, Jean Shafer of Jacksonville, IL; nephews & nieces.

He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Ruth Alice Hasty.

In his youth, Wayne was an active member and leader in the Boy Scouts of America. He shared in expeditions to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico & national jamborees in California and Valley Forge, PA. He earned the Eagle badge in 1955 and was guided throughout his life by the principles of the Scout, Oath, Laws & Motto of “Be Prepared.”

Wayne graduated from Danville (IL) High School in 1957 and from Northwestern University in 1961 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. He also received a master’s degree in Public Relations from Ohio University.

He was a corporate communications/public relations practitioner for 40 years, first with Newport News (VA) Shipbuilding and later with American Electric Power. Wayne retired in 2002 and he and Mary Gregg, enjoyed an active life in central Ohio from 1996 – present.

His family was a special source of enjoyment. He viewed them as a blessing and served them with support and encouragement in many youth sports and through the sharing of lifetime “wisdom”.

Wayne will be remembered for his ready smile, positive attitude, friendly manner and great sense of humor.

A Celebration of Life service will take place on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 2:30 pm in the Summit Room at Willow Brook at Delaware Run, 100 Delaware Crossing, Delaware, OH.

Contributions in Wayne’s memory may be made to Stonybrook Church, 435 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna, OH, The Leukemia & Lymphona Society, 2215 Citygate Dr., Columbus, OH 43219 or the Willow Brook Foundation, 100 Delaware Crossing West, Delaware, OH 43015.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is assisting the family.

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  • It was great to have Wayne and Mary Gregg with us at Stonybrook UMC! He was always willing to serve and he provided great leadership whenever he was needed! I am blessed to have known Wayne.

  • Wayne was a new friend to us when he and Mary Gregg moved to WBDR. We enjoyed sharing stories of WV, AEP, and VA where our lives had much in common. He was always friendly and engaging. He was devoted to Mary Gregg. May he rest in peace and may your family retain only happy memories.

  • I have wonderful memories of Wayne during his time at Indiana Michigan Power Co. in Fort Wayne, In. He was such a nice and caring person.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with Mary Gregg and the family. Wayne with such a caring and thoughtful boss to work for at Indiana Michigan Power, and always such a good sport when our collective senses of humor went a little too far at times.

    Vince and Marty LaBarbera

  • Wayne took me under his wing, like many in the AEP public relations shop. Always professional, he was extremely gracious, kind and funny as well. I don’t know many people who just loved conversation, interactions and getting together more than Wayne. Here’s hoping Wayne’s World, his new home, is a beautiful, calm and fun-loving place!

  • It was special to have Wayne and Mary Gregg in Fort Wayne for a time. We have many fond memories (golf, company parties, etc). We are saddened to learn of his passing and offer deepest condolences to Mary Gregg and Wayne’s entire family.

    Jerry and Jan Reidy

  • My sincere condolences to Mary Lynne and the Hasty extended family for your loss. Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.

  • Mary Lynne – I have only fond memories of your loud, funny, supportive and sweet dad! I’m honored to have been one of his “swimmer girls” from those great days in Arlington!! Loving thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

  • Who didn’t absolutely LOVE Wayne? I still remember our summer days in Arlington Park when air conditioners hummed and Wayne would tell us how much he loved that sound. 🙂
    He was a blessing to us all and I’m sorry for your loss.

  • Wayne and Mary Gregg were such good neighbors and our friendship continued as they moved from Indiana to Virginia and Ohio. Wayne was so devoted to Mary Gregg and his family. He cared for them deeply and always had something positive to share with us. May you find peace in knowing how much he was loved.

  • I worked for Wayne as Sr. Admin. in Corporate Communications his last a few years at AEP.
    My fondest memory of Wayne was that he took me under his wing like so many others and as they say showed me the ropes.
    He was always caring, compassionate and thoughtful. Wayne had a great smile and loved have a great conversations. As a Christian man it really carried over into his job.
    I remember the 911 attack on our country. The first thing he ask me to do was get his staff together for a meeting , telling us to go home and be with your family until further notice. As per usual he took over and put things in motion sending the operating companies the notice from our chairman. I just remember what a great person he was and what an honor it was for me to have worked along side of him in Corporation Communications.
    We wonderful conversations of his lovely wife, daughters and of course those wonderful grandchildren.

    My condolences to Mary Gregg and the family.
    God Bless you with love, peace and great memories of a very special man.