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Mark Hasse

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Hasse, Mark Mark Hasse was born in Carbondale, Illinois, in 1955. He grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Dallas, Texas, where he graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. He attended Texas A&M University and graduated with a B.A. in History in 1977. He graduated from SMU Law School in 1981 and worked in the Dallas District Attorney's office from 1982 to 1988, rising to the position of felony chief for organized crime. He entered private practice in Dallas in 1988, specializing in aviation law, family law, and criminal defense work. In 1992, Mark moved his home and practice to Rockwall, TX. In 2010, Mark decided to return to criminal trial work and he joined the District Attorney's office in Kaufman, TX. He was the Assistant District Attorney and was particularly concerned with protecting victims of crime. Mark loved to fly airplanes. He earned his commercial pilot's license in college and added multi-engine and instrument certifications in the 1980's. He had Airframe and Powerplant mechanics certifications from the FAA. He owned and operated Intrepid Aircraft Sales Inc. in Rockwall, TX. He was passionate about animals and adopted un-adoptable stray dogs throughout his life. He was a great teller of stories and he kept spirits high among co-workers, friends, and family during good and bad times. Mark is survived by his mother, brother, sister-in-law, two step-brothers, and several nieces and nephews. He will be missed greatly by all of them and by his many friends. A Memorial Service for Mr. Mark Hasse, will be held at 2:00pm, Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the Terrell Performing Arts Center, 400 Poetry Rd., Terrell, TX, 75160. The family asks that memorials be made in Mark's memory to American National Bank, P.O. Box 850, Kaufman, TX, 75142 to a fund to be set up to help the children of Kaufman County. Condolences may be given to the family at www.andersonclaytonkaufman.com


Published in Dallas Morning News on Feb. 9, 2013
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