Haag, Raymond C.
Sidney, NY: Raymond Christian Haag, 83, of Sidney, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at his home. Ray was born on March 6, 1930, son of the late John and Louise (Bull) Haag in Mineola, Long Island, NY. Following high school, Raymond attended Columbia College in New York City from 1948 until 1952, where he also participated in the NROTC Program. Following graduation in 1952, he received his commission as LJG in the United States Navy
, serving on the USS Caliente. He was honorably discharged in 1954. On June 8, 1952, Ray was married to Roma Petrone at St. John's Lutheran Church in Williston Park, Long Island. Their family moved to the Sidney area in the summer of 1963. From the time they moved to Sidney, Ray was very involved in his community. He worked for Una-Lam in Sidney until he retired in 1983 as Vice President of Sales. He belonged to the Charles L. Jacobi American Legion Post 183 in Sidney. Ray joined the Sidney Rotary Club
in 1963 and was a long time member, serving as President in 1984 as well as being recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a dedicated member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Sidney until his death, and had served as the church's Financial Secretary. Over the years, Raymond generously welcomed into his home, mentored and loved many young people. Ray is survived by: loving wife of 61 years, Roma "Ronnie" Haag, Sidney; daughter, Dr. Ellen Louise Johnson and her husband, Anthony T. Forbidussi, Jr., Thompson, PA; grandchildren: Benjamin Raymond Johnson, Melanie Anne Barrett, Christian Leigh Bloom and Laura Kay Johnson; great-grandchildren, Alexandra Ellen Johnson, Connor Alleric Barrett, Jordan Paul Barrett, Kaelie Marie Johnson, Parker Devland Johnson, Isaac Thomas Seiler and Christine Anna Seiler; cousins, Linda Orme, Karen Wacker, Joanne Gawron and Ed Kipp. In addition to his parents, Ray was predeceased by his son, Robert Raymond Haag, and great-granddaughter, Darlene Elizabeth Johnson. Friends are invited to call from 6:00-8:00PM on Friday, December 13, 2013 at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St. Sidney and from 10:00-11:00AM on Saturday, December 14 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 139 West Main Street Sidney. A funeral service will be held at 11:00AM Saturday, December 14 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church with Rev. Ernie Varga officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ray's memory may be directed to either St. Luke's Lutheran Church, or to Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at www.landersfh.com
. Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.