Minor H. Haskell, 80, of Lenox, died suddenly Friday, Dec. 29, 2017.
Minor was born April 28, 1938, in Springfield to the late Minor and Stella Watson Haskell. He attended Commerce High School. After graduating high school, he entered the U.S. Coast Guard Aug. 4, 1958, and was honorably discharged Oct. 3, 1960 with the rank of YN2-E5. Mr. Haskell worked at the former Wonder Bread/Hostess Cakes for many years before its closing. Minor was employed at in the maintenance department at Kripalu in Lenox. Minor enjoyed bowling at Ken’s Bowl and golfing at Pontoosuc, and he loved camping. He and his wife, Deborah A. Saville, were married in Springfield in 1976.
Besides his wife, Minor is survived by his three children: Glenn Haskell and Cynthia of Springfield, and Steven Haskell of Vermont; three grandchildren: Ben, Taylor and Ian; brothers David Haskell of Agawam, and Ron and Joann of Pittsfield; nieces Nicole Haskell of Springfield, Allison Boule (Darren) of Florida, Tammy Emerson, Tiffany Siepietowski, and many other nieces, nephews and grandnieces and -nephews; his in-laws Katherine Calbrese, Carla Dillion, Wanda Weidel and Timothy Saville; and his two beloved dogs: Sabrina and Ortiz.
The funeral of Mr. Minor H. Haskell will be held Friday, Jan. 5, at noon at the Roche Funeral Home with Fr. Peter Naranjo, chaplain at Berkshire Medical Center, officiating. Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Minor’s memory may be made to the Lenox VFW in care of Roche Funeral Home Inc., 120 Main St., Lenox, MA 01240. To share memories and stories, visit www.rochefuneralhome.com.