Albert Haskell

Born on July 6, 1925

Departed on March 16, 2010 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Haskell, Albert R., Ph.D, 84, died on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 in Hendersonville Tennessee. Born on July 6, 1925 in Waterville, Maine to the late Florence and Kennard Haskell, Dr. Haskell grew up in Cherryfield, Maine and graduated from Cherryfield Academy at age 16 to join the Navy during World War II. Al was married to the late Mary Gerth Haskell of Lane, Kansas for 54 years. Al was preceded in death by his brother Howard (Wilda) Haskell, and his sister Evelyn (Buddy) Farnsworth. His sister Jean (Robert) Sigler is a retired teacher in Brewer, Maine.

Al and Mary had two children: Daniel L. (Debbie) and Alene V. (Michael Berezo), four grandchildren: Erin (Mark) Williams, Mathew Haskell, Jake Haskell, and Alison Berezo and one great grandchild: Zach Williams, and many cousins, nephews and nieces.

After Al earned his undergraduate degree at University of Kansas and doctorate degree at University of Florida, he became the head of research at Marion Laboratories in Kansas City. Expanding that research, he became the Vice Chancellor of the medical unit at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, and finally served as the Dean of Pharmacy at the University of Nebraska, before retiring to Florida to enjoy boating and golf.

The family will receive visitors from 5 to 7 PM on Thursday, March 18, 2010 at Cole and Garrett on Goodlettsville, Tennessee. .
The family is planning a private celebration of his life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations would be welcome to the charity of the donor's choice.

One Comment to Albert Haskell

  1. Dick and Greta Gourley
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    Al, was my mentor from my 2nd year in pharmacy school at UT. He and Mary went with Greta and I to be married in 1968. When he became Dean at Nebraska, I followed him there as Chair of the Clinical Department. He was the most inventive, gregarious and caring individual that I have ever known. He is the individual that did more for my career than anyone. He wrote with a flare and he always said exactly what he thought. You were never in doubt as to where you stood with Al. He and Mary were two of God’s people that will be missed but who leave a legacy of good works. Al’s vision for the future of the pharmacy profession led to the development of the pharmacy education model that exists today. He was a pioneer in the field. He was also a talented woodworker, clock maker, musican,and golfer.

    I shall always remember him as the person who instilled in me the skills needed to succeed in the academic world.

    We extend our condolences to Dan and Ailene and their families as well as to all who knew Al.

    Dick and Greta Gourley

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