Dr. Haskell, surrounded by his family, died peacefully in his home on July 6, 2018. He was 76. A family man above all, dear friend to many, physician, professor in orthopedic surgery, student of life, and philanthropist, David is remembered for his relentless passion to improve the wellbeing of others. He changed countless lives and left the world a better place.
He is survived by his wife of over 52 years Suzanne (Torcivia), daughter Amy (Ray) Lucchesi and son David (Jen) Haskell; three grandchildren Mia Bella Lucchesi, Sarah Haskell and Katie Haskell; siblings Jeffrey (Julie) Haskell and Maureen Haskell; niece Brook Reise and nephew Kurt (Ansley) Reise. He is preceded in death by his sister Kathleen Haskell Scherer.
David Haskell was born in East Troy, Wisconsin. Having earned a B.S. with honors from Marquette University and a MD with honors from the Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Haskell entered private practice specializing in orthopedic surgery. He also served in the Army National Guard Reserve as a young man. Blessed with a big heart and substantial intellect, he advanced the scientific gains of orthopedics through 46 years of practice and sharing of knowledge via publications, lectures, teaching, college faculty appointments, hospital committees, and professional societies. He was named team physician to the Milwaukee Bucks in 1974 and was honored to have served in that capacity for over 30 years. An advocate of education and opportunity for others, David generously endowed a Chair in Orthopedic Education at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Memorials in David’s memory may be given to the David S. Haskell, MD Endowed Chair, or the David S. Haskell, MD Scholarship fund sponsored by Dr. Thomas and Susan Kempken (both c/o Medical College of Wisconsin, Attention Office of Development, 8701 Watertown Plank Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53226)
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 3:00 at St. Mary Visitation Parish, Elm Grove (1260 Church St.). Private family graveside services will be held on Friday, July 13th, at St. Peter Cemetery, East Troy, WI.
A reception honoring David’s life will take place immediately following Mass until 7 pm.
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