William Hastings, Sr., 76, of Shelburne, NH, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. He was born in Bethel, ME, on April 20, 1929, the son of William And Ruth (Cole) Hastings, and was raised in Bethel. After graduating from Gould Academy, he joined the US Marines and served for two years. He worked for the AMC and the Mount Washington Observatory prior to his career with the NH Fish and Game Department, where he served 32 years and retired with the rank of lieutenant. He later worked as a Park Ranger at Moose Brook State Park.