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Demaine Funeral Home – Fairfax

10565 Main ST, Fairfax, VA

OBITUARY

Stephen Leroy Hasty

January 20, 1937September 12, 2020

Of Fairfax, VA, on September 12, 2020 at the age of 83.

Beloved husband of the late Mary E. Hasty (nee Cassady); dear father of Elizabeth Frye and son-in-law Kevin and the late John Hasty; grandfather to Jessica, Timothy, and Sarah; great-grandfather to Matthew, Jeremy, Charlotte, and Blake.

You could say Stephen was a Renaissance man. He was a longtime manager and devoted employee of Panalpina Freight in Sterling but his real passions lay outside of work. He loved music, from playing guitar around the campfire, singing Peter, Paul and Mary songs with his in-laws's family, to listening to Elton John and the Who on the radio. He was always creating things. He made shark sculptures out of sand at the beach in Ocean City, MD where his family visited each year and once sculpted a life-sized "female form" out of snow, to the embarrassment of his kids! He was one of the founding members of the LABC, a group of guys with whom he planned yearly trips and other functions. He designed a T-shirt for them. He created his own stir-fry recipes, naming them after events such as Promotion Chicken and Arbor Day Chicken. He built a large electric racetrack for my brother, John, that was hidden behind a false wall and pulled down for playing. He loved cars, tinkering with them and hanging with friends at racetracks before he 'settled down' with family life. And he was very much into photography. Starting with developing his own pictures in the 1950s to taking pictures with his new Smartphone up until a week or so before he passed away. His love of the hunt for the latest and best technology stayed with his throughout his life.

Friends welcome on Friday, September 25 from 5-8 pm at Demaine Funeral Home, Main Street, Fairfax. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Chantilly, at a date to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Stephen’s memory to the American Cancer Society.

Services

25 September

Memorial Gathering

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Demaine Funeral Home

10565 Main Street
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

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Patrick Cassady

September 18, 2020

Steve and Mary were like surrogate parents to me as a child. I have so many fond memories of them. Steve gave me my first guitar when I was 12 or 13. I was always fascinated by his interest in cars, photography and life in general. I remember him to be a lot like his dad Willis who always enjoyed interesting conversation. Steve you are missed and loved and I feel fortunate for you having been part of my life.

Robert Attridge

September 17, 2020

I knew of Steve through his brother in law Patrick. I never met him but I felt a fraternal connection. I was told by Pat Steve was a devout Catholic as I strive to be. For those catholic philes out there Steve passed on the Catholic feast day of the Holy Name of Mary established by the church in the 1600's. and on a Saturday to boot, a day that the church honors Mary, the Mother of Jesus. We all should be so lucky to die on such a day. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, may Your perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace, Amen. I truly do believe with a very high level of certitude that we have another intercessor for us in heaven right NOW, a member of the Triumphant Church. Pray for us and this crazy country and world Steve.

Carol Kambic

September 17, 2020

Tony and I have so many wonderful memories of our times with Steve and Mary. It feels like the end of an era with them both gone. RIP dear friend. 🙏❤️🙏

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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