A memorial service for Hanna Machlup Hastings, former House master and Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) administrator, will be held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 17. The service will take place at Pforzheimer House (56 Linnaean St.) in the Holmes living room. A reception will follow.
Hastings, who died peacefully in her sleep on June 15 after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease, moved to the Boston area after her husband Woody was appointed to the Harvard faculty. In 1976, she and her husband were appointed co-masters of North (now Pforzheimer) House at Harvard — a post they held for 20 years. During that time Hanna completed an M.Ed. at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and served as director of student affairs at HSPH for 10 years.