Paul Jersak, former president of Hastings Inc. and long-time member of the automotive aftermarket passed away Wednesday, July 11 at the age of 79. Jersak, who was a career aftermarket executive, devoted time and effort to a number of industry efforts, including working on issues with the Automotive Industries Association of Canada and served as president of the Automotive Service Marketers Association (ASMA). Friends may call at the Scott Funeral Home ”Georgian Chapel”, 264 Burton Ave. (between Essa Rd. and Huronia Rd.), Barrie, Ont., on Sunday July 15th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Monday July 16th at 11 a.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice.