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Otto David Hasse
November 10, 1940 ~ October 27, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Otto David Hasse was born November 10, 1940, in Wilmington, DE. Dave graduated from Westtown School, received a B.S. in Zoology from The University of Miami and an M.B.A. from The Wake Forest Babcock School of Management. Dave worked with his father at the family owned Diamond State Tanning Company until 1970; when it closed Dave moved with his wife Lee (Miller) and baby daughter Gwen to Elkin, NC where his son Richard was born in 1971. After completing graduate school, Dave fulfilled his lifelong dream of living in Florida and moved his family to Boca Raton in 1975. For the next twenty-five years Dave owned and operated International Restaurant Supplies and Equipment. Closing the business and retiring in 2000, allowed Dave to pursue his passion for stock market investing. Dave ("Buddy") is survived by his sisters Bonnie Simonet (Adrian), Sharon Murphy (Monty), and nephew Stephen Simonet.
A few of Dave's many life long interests are his enjoyment of sailing, skiing, birdwatching, squash, traveling, coaching sports, inspiring others to learn and excel in life, and his most recent discovery of pickleball. While Dave was quite competitive he always strived for good sportsmanship and enjoyment for all.
Despite life altering dementia and Alzheimer's diagnosis five years ago Dave lived his life to the fullest and his last days reflected that going to the beach, doing yardwork, and even playing pickleball. We take comfort in our belief that Dave weighed the balance of continuing in his condition or accepting His call and departing with compassion and grace for those he loved and for himself.
We would like to thank our family and friends for all of the kindness, wishes, and shared memories and we'll continue with our many many happy memories of Dave.