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Harry Haas

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HARRY HAAS Harry Haas, 87, of Harleysville, formerly a long-time resident of Hatfield, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2013, at his residence, surrounded by his loved ones. He was the husband of the late Ruth J. (Taylor) Haas, who died in 2008. Born in Germantown, he was the son of the late Pauline Haas. Mr. Haas was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served aboard the U.S.S. Vicksburg during World War II. Harry had been employed for 42 years by Merck, Sharp and Dohme, then later Merck, of West Point. Mr. Haas was a member of Grace Lutheran Church of Hatfield, where he had served as an usher and a pitcher on the church softball team. Harry was formerly a volunteer with the Hatfield Fire Department. He was a member of the Lansdale VFW Post 32; the Hatfield American Legion Post 933; and the Nase-Kraft American Legion Post 255, of Sellersville, where he participated in the Shuffleboard League. A keen sportsman, Harry enjoyed baseball, tennis, bowling, and swimming. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating with his family. He is survived by his three daughters, Dorothy C. Behrend and her husband, Steven, of Nottingham, England, Brenda Haas Williams and her husband, Richard, of East Lyme, CT, and R. Jeannette Snyder and her husband, Jim, of Leland, NC; five grandchildren, Joshua Hunsberger, Louise Behrend, Emma Dacres, Jacob Snyder and Travis Williams; three great-grandsons, Tyler Dacres, Joel Dacres, and Luke Hunsberger; and his partner, Barbara Obringer, of Harleysville. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Harry C. Haas, who died in 2004. His memorial service will be held at 11AM, Saturday, Feb. 23 in Grace Lutheran Church, 25 West Broad Street, Hatfield. Family and friends may call at the church Saturday morning from 10AM to time of service. Interment with military honors will follow in Hatfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Harry's name to the Hatfield Fire Department, 75 North Market Street, Hatfield, PA 19440. Arrangements are by the Betty Meier Steeley Funeral Home, Sellersville. www.steeleyfuneralhome.com

Published in The Reporter on Feb. 20, 2013
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