Leo Moreno Haskins Jr
November 22, 1932 – April 29, 2020
Leo M. Haskins, Jr. Obituary Died April 29, 2020
Leo M. Haskins, Jr., 87, passed away April 29, 2020 in Boca Raton, FL. Leo was born on November 22, 1932 in Key West, Florida, he served in the United States Coast Guard and married his wife, Dora Martinez in 1955. Leo worked for his father-in law at Martinez Refrigeration for over 20 years; and then began his career in real estate in Key West. Leo and Dora moved to Miami in 1981 where he worked as a real estate broker until he retired in 2008 to Winter Haven, FL; and in 2015 they moved to Boca Raton to be near their son.
He was an active member of The Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea; the Church of the Epiphany; Knights of Columbus (Fourth Degree); Florida Keys Community College Board; various Rotary Clubs, Board of Realtors and Chambers of Commerce; Villa Vizcaya Guide; and numerous other charitable organizations. For his outstanding service, he was awarded the Knights of Columbus Council, Michael J. Karaty Enhancement Award; the Archdiocese of Miami Gold Medal for his work with Catholic Charities; and the Rotary Paul Harris Fellow.
Leo was predeceased in death by his father, Leo M. Haskins, Sr; his mother, Marie Ann Chastain; his step-mother, Mary Haskins; his brother, Randy Haskins; and his sisters, Elaine Hair and Irma Whitecar. Surviving is his wife of 65 years, Dora Martinez Haskins; his son, Stephen L. Haskins (Rita); his grandchildren, Stephanie Haskins Mitchell (Ashley) and Stephen Douglas Haskins (Samantha); his great grandson Beckham Ashley Mitchell; and his sister Mary Ann Fanning.
Due to the uncertainty of the virus, a Mass and celebration of life will be delayed until time allows for his burial in Key West. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary Star of the Sea in Key West; the Church of the Epiphany in Miami; or the George Snow Scholarship Fund in Boca Raton.
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Leo Moreno Haskins Jr
Mary Ann Fanning
May 28, 2020
MY BROTHER, MY FRIEND
As a little girl, my brother was my Hero. He always had time for his “Baby Sister” which is what he called me all my life. As I grew up, I admired the honorable man he was. L.M. (his initials and what I always called him) had a sparkling personality and a kind heart which drew people to him. He was successful in business and in life with many friends. He was a faithful follower of the Lord and he lived his faith every day.
L.M. was lucky to find the love of his life in Dora. I will always be grateful to her for the love and care she gave to my brother every day of their 65 years together. No one could have had a better life partner.
He will always be in my heart and in my memory. God Bless You Brother on your journey home.
May 28, 2020
Leo will remain in my mind and heart as a dynamic, cheerful, lively, friendly, faith-filled man. He celebrated life, for sure, and loved celebrating it with others. One could always count on Leo, and, of course, his soulmate, Dora, for anything that came up in the parish that required attention. Their unselfish service was limitless, always willing to go the extra mile.
"Well done faithful servant"! Until we meet again...
May 24, 2020
One of my first memories of Leo was at Miami airport in 1967.
My parents had sent me down to the Keys for the summer and Leo and Dora were there to join my grandmother Maria and I on the short flight to Key West.
I knew I would like Leo right away, he had a friendly manner and voice that put you at ease like you knew him for a long time.
I still remember him getting cuban bread in the morning for breakfast when I stayed at their house.
He had a good sense of humor and would always joke about the differences between New York and Key West.
His eulogy at Chelas' wake brought me to tears and I was not
the only one.
Recently, Marianne and I had the good fortune to see Dora and Leo and Stephen in Boca Raton before our flight back to New York.
Leo was as always, warm and welcoming... we will miss him dearly!
Our sincere condolences to Dora, Stephen and all of the family,
Michael and Marianne Pardal
May 23, 2020
In 1966 I traveled to Key West to begin my career as a teacher and coach. I had met a few people when I interviewed for the job but really didn't know a sole. Within a few weeks a man drops by my house and introduces himself as Leo Haskins and offers to help me acclimate to my new community. He became a dear friend. We lost contact when he and his lovely wife, Dora, left town and moved to Miami to embark on a new career in real estate. But by chance, they then moved to Winter Haven and bought a home a few doors down from where my sister lived with her husband. We reconnected and like most good friendships picked up right where we left off.
Leo "is" a special person. He speaks straight from the hip, completely honest and very compassionate in his beliefs. I say "is" because I will always remember him and our fond memories together and know that, maybe just by chance, we will reconnect once again.
May 1, 2020
My husband, Fred, and I will always remember Leo as a kind loving Lake Ashton neighbor with a very supported family. My brother, Otto, will miss him as a wonderful friend during their years living in Key West. Our deepest sympathy to Dora and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.