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David D. Haskell

1935 - 2021


David D. Haskell, 85, passed away on March 17th 2021. David was born in Malden on September 24th 1935. He was the son of the late Winthrop and Sarah (Moore) Haskell. David graduated from Malden High School, Class ‘54. David then went on to serve in the U.S. Army Korean War Era, 1954-1957. In 1960, David married his childhood sweetheart Ethel (Menovich) Haskell in Malden in front of a beautiful picture window, the two settled in Malden with their two children Kathleen and William. David then went on to graduate Northeastern University, Class of 1963. David started his career as a journalist, a copy boy for the Boston Globe eventually becoming New England News Editor at United Press International. He covered every major news event in New England for more than 4 decades. He enjoyed time with his family, especially his youngest grandchildren. Dave’s passions included daily walks around the Middlesex Fells and Mystic Lakes; was an avid gardener, fishing, playing the harmonica, spoons, and piano. Dave belonged to many clubs and organizations including American Legion Post #69, Northeastern Alumni Association, The Haskell Family Association, Boston News Editors Association, Friends of Fellsmere Heights, Malden Historical Society, United Press International Friends and was one of the founding members of the Malden High School Alumni Association, as their media news collaborator. On top of all that, Dave coached Malden Northern Little League Baseball ‘70, was a Girl Scout Doo Dad, was a lifelong Candlepin bowler and was a member of the Graham Cracker Senior Candlepin Bowling League at Woburn Bowladrome. He coauthored a book with his wife Ethel, titled “ROUNDABOUT THE USA, 60 Days In A Car, A Journal”.

He is survived by his wife Ethel (Menovich) Haskell, his children, Kathleen Sheridan of Malden, MA and William Haskell of Sanford, ME, his grandchildren Nicole Hannel, Erin Harris, Daniel Haskell, Keryn Sheridan and Katyana Sheridan and 13 great grandchildren. David was preceded in death by his parents Winthrop and Sarah Haskell and his siblings Harold Haskell and Susan Zink.

 A graveside service for David will be held on April 20th at 2:30pm at the Forestdale Cemetery in Malden.

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