went to be with The Lord , Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Russ as he was known to family and friends was a dedicated family man. Russ graduated from UCLA
with a degree in accounting. Upon hearing about the death of his brother Captain Lewis Haire in WWII
, Russ immediately enlisted to help serve his country as his brother had been doing. Russ was deployed in action in Europe and The Pacific. Russ became a sergeant with the U.S. Army
. After the war, Russ married the love of his life, June James. They remained by each other's side until her death in 2012. He is survived by his sons, Russ Haire, Seattle, WA and Paul Haire, Longwood, FL along with his daughter in law Melanie Haire and his adoring grandchildren, Lindsey Haire, Tuscaloosa, AL, Hunter Haire and Lauren Haire both of Longwood, FL. Russ devoted his life to his country and dedicated his life to his family. Russ will be laid to rest Friday, August 1, 2014 at Highland Memory Gardens at 11:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Wounded Warrior Project.