Dr. Martin D. Haykin died peacefully on February 14, 2017 in Seattle, WA at the age of 88.
Dr. Martin Haykin is survived by his sons, Stephen of Silver Spring, MD, Michael of Mercer Island, WA, James of Portland, OR, Richard, of Bellingham, WA, daughter, Jenny, of Seattle, WA, sister, Elly Welt of Seattle, Washington, ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Doris (Levenson) Haykin, sister, Bonnie Pike and daughter-in-law, Maia (Lessinger) Haykin.
Martin Haykin was born on November 19, 1928 in Omaha, Nebraska to Harry and Pauline (Nogg) Haykin. He earned a BA and an MA in Psychology from University of Nebraska, Lincoln and an MD from Creighton University, Omaha. He married his high-school sweetheart, Doris L. Levenson on August 28, 1949. He served briefly as a Marine until a medical discharge in 1946. In 1951, he began a successful career as a Clinical Psychologist in Omaha and subsequently started medical school. Upon earning his MD in 1962, Martin and his family relocated to Mercer Island, Washington where he lived for fifty years. He began private practice as a Psychiatrist in Seattle in 1965. Martin Haykin also served as Medical Director at the Aukeen Community Mental Health Center in Auburn and the Seattle Mental Health Institute, Director of Psychiatry at Cabrini Hospital in Seattle, and as an adjunct faculty member of the University of Washington, School of Medicine. He was a pioneer of group therapy in the Pacific Northwest. In 1988, Martin and Doris founded Transactional Analysis Northwest as an educational organization.
Dr. Haykin was a devoted and hard-working husband, father and grandfather. He was appreciated by all for his knowledge, counsel, wit and fine sense of humor. He enjoyed sailing and travel. In more recent years Martin retained his caring and gentle spirit and his sense of humor.
His memorial service was held on February 26 at the Sunset Memorial Park in Bellevue, Washington. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Amnesty International at https://www.amnesty.org/en/ or the ACLU at https://action.aclu.org. Condolences can be sent to https://www.facebook.com/Martin-D-Haykin-459494891082237/. The family would like to thank his phenomenal caregivers at Spada Home for their care and attention and recognize the Seattle Police Department for their efforts to save him on two occasions.