Philip Clark Haffner of East Hampton died on February 6. He was 75.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, on March 11, 1938, Mr. Haffner grew up in the suburb of Barrington. He graduated from Barrington High School in 1956 and attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studied architecture and received a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1961.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy officer training program at Newport, Rhode Island, in 1961, receiving a commission and then serving in the western Pacific. Upon completion of his service, he began working as an architect for Anshen & Allen in San Francisco. He later worked for Worster, Bernardi & Emmo, and Henry Conversano Associates.
In 1972 he married Nell Malinowski, who was from the U.K. They resided in Berkeley, California, and had three children, Joni and twins Carly and Grant. In 1983 the family traveled cross country, moving to East Hampton, where he resumed his work as an architect. It was here that he realized and designed his own home on Talmage Farm Lane, as well as many other residential structures on the East End. All three of his children share his artistic talents.
Mr. Haffner is survived by his ex-wife, Nell; and three children, Joni Knapp of Indianapolis, Grant Haffner and Carly Haffner, both of Sag Harbor; and two grandchildren, Olivia Knapp and Griffin Haffner. Survivors said he also leaves behind many friends whom he has influenced, inspired and loved throughout his life.
Mr. Haffner’s ashes will be cast into the winds off the Golden Gate Bridge. A memorial will be held at Ashawagh Hall on Springs Fireplace Road in East Hampton on Thursday, February 27, at 2 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to The Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Foundation, 2078 Skillman Avenue, Roseville, Minnesota 55113.