George W. Haskell, 80, a Congregational minister who was a pastor of churches in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Whittier. Haskell, who earned a divinity degree from Yale and a doctoral degree from USC, where he also taught, came to Southern California in 1937 and spent two years in Hemet. He was pastor of Western Knoll Congregational Church in southwest Los Angeles from 1939 to 1954 and of the First Congregational Church of San Bernardino from 1954 to 1964. He retired from the active ministry as pastor of Hillcrest Congregational Church of Whittier in 1975. He also had been a moderator of the United Church of Christ's Conference of Southern California and the Southwest. In La Jolla on Sunday.