David C. Haskell, 69: Attended Maine Maritime, Worked at local boatyards

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NORTH YARMOUTH — David C. Haskell, 69, died suddenly at his home in North Yarmouth on Jan. 30.

Haskell was born Dec. 12, 1946, in Portland, the son of Gordon and Janet Barbour Haskell. He graduated from Scarborough High School in 1964 and attended Maine Maritime Academy. He married Barbara Robey on Dec. 27, 1965, and they had just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Haskell was employed by IBM in Waltham, Massachusetts, and the Prudential Center, in Boston, for eight years. In his first year, he was awarded the company’s highest honor at that time, the Mean Service Award.

He was self-employed as a marine mechanic for many years. Haskell had his own heating business for 15 years in the Wiscasset area; worked at Yarmouth Boatyard, and as parts manager/marine mechanic at Brewer’s Boatyard in South Freeport for nine years. He spent five years at Ace Hardware, Yarmouth, retiring in 2014.

Haskell is survived by his wife, Barbara; three children, Michael, of Lincoln, Timothy, of Bath, and Christopher, of Augusta; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson. He was predeceased by his parents.

Haskell will be fondly remembered for his humorous outlook on life and his boundless energy, as well as for creating wooden jigsaw puzzles of boats and other Maine scenes and for his prize-winning garlic.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane in Yarmouth.