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WILLIAMSBURG - Benjamin Jonathan Haas, DDS, a resident of Williamsburg since 1989, died on July 26, 2014. He was born in 1919 in Pottsville, PA to Stephen A. and Sarah Buffington Haas and is survived by his wife, Dorothea Louise Hunter Haas, with whom he celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last April 15th. He is also survived by his two sons, Lt. Col. (Ret) Michael Allan Haas and his wife Ruth of Williamsburg and Gary Stafford Haas and his wife Ellen Kay of Plano, TX and three grandchildren, their spouses and three great-grandchildren: Emily Haas LaRue, her husband Kevin and their daughter Cathleen of Plano, TX, Major Eric Hunter Haas, US Army, and his wife, Major Erica Loechl Haas, US Air Force, presently stationed in Hawaii, and Jennifer Ruth Spiegel, her husband Philip and their sons Lucas and Colin of Richmond. He was educated at Sinking Spring High School in Sinking Spring, PA, Catawba College, Salisbury, NC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. After graduating from dental school as part of a US Navy Reserve program, he served as a Lieutenant in the Dental Corps at the Naval Training Centers in Farragut, ID and Great Lakes, IL until the end of World War II, when he opened a dental office in McKees Rocks, PA where he served the community for 40 years. He was a member of Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, Sir Christopher Wren Society and was an avid golfer, traveler and reader. He was also a member of the Pennsylvania Dental Society, Chartiers Valley Lodge # 725, F&AM and Syria Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S. A memorial service will be held in the Anderson Auditorium at Williamsburg Landing at 11:00 am on Thursday, July 31, 2014. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Building Fund of Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 215 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185.
Published in Virginia Gazette on July 29, 2014
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