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William Earl Haberlin


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William Earl Haberlin Obituary
March 26, 1925 - September 9, 2017 W. Earl Haberlin, 92, passed away surrounded by his children. Earl graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1944. He then followed in his father's footsteps, entering the Navy. He served during World War II on the destroyer Cassin Young and the aircraft carrier Valley Forge. He went on to serve through both the Korean and Vietnam conflicts and eventually rose to the rank of Commander. While serving he earned an MBA from Harvard University in 1956. In 1963 he retired from the Navy and moved to Southern California with his family. He worked at United California Bank as assistant vice president, then served as senior economist at Stanford Research Institute in Pasadena. From 1967 to 1981 he was senior vice president at Union Bank. He then worked as vice president at Watson Land Company until he retired in 1995. Earl was a longtime member of the Jonathan Club, Lion's Club, Rotary Club, and Harvard-Radcliffe Club. Besides his family, his lifelong passion was for golf, which he enjoyed playing at the La Cañada Country Club. His wife of 65 years, Mildred, passed away in 2012 and his eldest son James in 2011. He is survived by his three other children, Laura, Judy and Brian, and his grandchildren, Ella, Ian, Morgan and Leilani. His funeral service will be held at Miramar National Cemetery: 5795 Nobel Dr., San Diego, on Thursday, September 28, at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the : www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/donate 844-739-0849
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Sept. 15 to Sept. 24, 2017
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