Stephen William Haesche

August 11, 1944July 23, 2019

Stephen William Haesche, 74, passed away on July 23, 2019 after a long battle with metastatic prostate cancer. He is survived by his wife of forty-six years, Linda (Mullen), his daughters, Katherine Haesche Thomson (Mark) of Marblehead, MA, Susannah Haesche McGee (Patrick) of Marblehead, MA, and four grandchildren, Julia T. Thomson, Grace S. Thomson, Jack W. McGee and Jane W. McGee. He is also survived by one brother, Robert Haesche of Westport, CT, sisters Carol Lemiszki (William) of Wayland, MA, and Jane Rawson (Thomas) of Cape Coral, FL, four nieces and nephews and two sisters-in-law.

Steve graduated from the College of Art at Syracuse University and had a long and successful career as an art director/creative director. His work played an important role in the success of Mullen Advertising. He worked at Mullen for twenty-nine years, from its beginning with a handful of people through its evolution into a world-wide agency and member of The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. Steve went on to form Steve Haesche Creative, specializing mainly in serving the marine industry. He thrived working on his own and enjoyed freelance work into his late sixties.

Family and friends will remember Steve's kind nature, sense of humor, quick wit and strong sense of duty. He served with the Marines in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968.

Anyone who knew Steve understood his passion for salt water. A long-time member of the Eastern Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA, he cruised with his family from Maine to the Bahamas aboard their beloved sloop "Katannah". He was an active participant in offshore racing from the 1960s through the 1990s. Steve was always ready to donate his time and talent to a wide variety of pro bono and charity projects that came his way.

A service will be held at Our Lady, Star Of The Sea Church, 85 Atlantic Avenue, Marblehead, MA on 11:00am on September 20, 2019. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Wounded Warrior Canine Connection, which involves wounded veterans in the training and awarding of service dogs.

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Jeanne Masucci

July 31, 2019

Linda, I am so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. I so enjoyed all those years with him (and you) at Mullen. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Jeanne (Ridgway) Masucci

Fred (Bud) Millspaugh

July 28, 2019

Dear Linda and Family,
Bud and I are sending you our heartfelt condolences.
We are so sorry to have learned about Steve’s passing.
Bud often spoke fondly of Steve while remembering their many
and fun adventures when they were young and living in Norton Bay.
In particular he remembers them driving a Jeep (while under age)
through the overgrown reeds, not knowing what was beyond.
We wish you much strength during this difficult time.
Sincerely and with warm regards,
Bud and Liesbeth Millspaugh