David Emil Hasseltine
"So many people loved David!" This is what a dear friend said about David. David was born in Washington, DC, at the Columbia Hospital for Women. As a little boy, David did not want it known that he was born in a Women's Hospital! David also lived in Malvern, Pennsylvania. David's two favorite hobbies were politics and collecting autographs and political buttons. David loved our country and was a true patriot, voting in every possible election. David assisted people who were becoming citizens. David served in the Army National Guard. David also lived in Minnesota, graduating from Moorhead State University in Minnesota in 1986 with a Bachelors' degree in Social Work. David's first job out of college was as a chemical dependency counselor in Winslow, Arizona. He later came to Chandler and helped people recover from substance abuse at Valley Hope. He worked in Tempe for Child Protective Services. David worked for the Division of Developmental Disabilities, Luce Press Clippings, Marc Behavioral Health, and Value Options. He advocated for people living with mental illness at the Office of Human Rights in Phoenix, Arizona. He served several years on the Arizona Board of Examiners of Nursing Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Facility Managers. David held two Masters' degrees, Social Work and Public Administration. David's greatest qualities were his generosity and his dry sense of humor. David survived his brother and father Charles Hasseltine, his grandmother Esther Sandvold, cousins Andrea Ness and Rolland Brandt. David is survived by mother Marilyn Hartman, of Twin Valley, MN, wife Rosie, cousins Kathy (Rolland) Brandt and Penny (Dr. Terry) Peterson, of Mesa, AZ. A memorial service is yet to be determined.
Published on October 11, 2019


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Kelly Halverson
Nov 26, 2019
David was always so sweet and kind to me. So sorry to learn of his passing. God Bless you and your Family Rosie!!
Mary Miller
Oct 15, 2019
I have fond memories of David with our shared years working in the mental health community. His enthusiasm and his dedication to fairness for mentally ill clients are a hallmark to which younger workers should aspire. Thank you, David, for your dedication.
Melissa DelColle
Oct 14, 2019
David had a profound impact on my career and me as a person. He will be terribly miss d.
Lisa Lange
Oct 12, 2019
Rosie and Marilyn,
The picture you chose really shows the light in David's eyes --the light he shined on all those he helped in the social service realm, and the special light he had for you, dear Rosie. I love you and am here for you in your grief and sorrow. Lisa
Susan Sears
Oct 11, 2019
To have a heart that is called to champion the lives of others is a wonderful gift. Thank you, David. Eternal peace is now yours. May God's compassion and goodness continue to surround Rosie, and his family.
Kelly Ratcliff and Family
Oct 11, 2019
My dear friend, Rosie,
Just as your precious David was a blessing to you, also you blessed his life in countless ways. The love and devotion you two shared and the life you built together is a treasure you will always own within your beautiful heart. You gave him joy, laughter, honor, loyalty and unconditional love. May you be wrapped in the arms of our Lord and surrounded by His Peace, just as sweet David is now. Blessings to you always, my wonderful, beloved friend. I love you so and am so very sorry for your loss.
Jean Brown
Oct 11, 2019
David was loved and cherished by his wife Rosie and he adored her. Eternal peace and light David. We take care of Rosie.