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Lee W. Haslinger Ed.D  of Pontiac, Michigan; born September 10, 1929 in Cincinnati, Ohio; passed away from advanced Alzheimer’s Disease October 16, 2020, at the age of 91. Son of the late William and Viola Haslinger; beloved husband of Joan Haslinger for 64 years; father of Dick Haslinger; Ann Herr (the late Gary); Bill Haslinger (Jill); Sue Ellen Mentag (John); Jean Reader (the late Scott); John Haslinger (Marsha); Mary Haslinger and David Haslinger; survived by 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brother of Jane Chiseck (the late William) and the late: Shirley Cory (the late Robert) and Roy Haslinger; also survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and close friends.
Lee and Joan traveled the world together and hosted exchange students from Japan and Australia who became members of his family.They prioritized vacationing as a family and provided opportunities to explore our beautiful country. Lee had a tremendous sense of humor, which he would use to turn even the most mundane situations into lifelong memories and to make the many events he mc’d into ceremonies not to be missed. Lee graduated from Norwood High School, Norwood Ohio in 1947. His high school athletic accomplishments were recognized by his induction into the Norwood High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997. Lee earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1952. He was a member of the University of Cincinnati Bearcats football team from 1949-1951 and earned All Ohio honors at guard in 1949. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served in Japan during the Korean War. From 1954-1956 Lee was an assistant coach of the Massillon Ohio High School Football Team. From 1956-1959 Lee returned to the University of Cincinnati, where he was employed as co-coach of the freshman football team, founded the varsity wrestling program and earned his master’s degree. In 1959 Mr. Haslinger moved to New York, where he earned a Doctor of Education degree from Teachers College Columbia University. In 1962 Doctor Haslinger joined the Pontiac Public School System where he served as Director of Athletics and Physical Education. He became Director of Early Childhood Education and ultimately Director of the Head Start Program until his retirement in 1987. Doctor Haslinger served as past National and State President of the Learning Disabilities Association of America and was a member of the International Association of Lions Clubs for 45 years.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Pontiac Lions Club. Due to the pandemic, a memorial service will be held at a later date.

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