Professor Larry Haskin died today, March 24, 2005, after a long struggle with a blood disorder called myelofibrosis. He died in his sleep at home. There will be no public service.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Haskin, his son Dierk, his daughters Rachel and Jean, and four grandchildren.
Professor Haskin joined Washington University in 1976, following three years with NASA’s Johnson Space Center as chief of the Lunar and Planetary Sciences Division. He served as chair of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences until 1990.