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E. Keith Haag, FAIA

E. Keith Haag, 79, passed away unexpectedly April 19, 2007.

Born in Cuyahoga Falls, he lived there all of his life. He was a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, a member of Northampton United Methodist Church, and a board member of Stan Hywet.

He was survived by his loving wife, Eleanor; sons, Kurt (Brenda) Haag, Ronald (Bonnie) Lawson; daughters, Pamela Howard, Paula (Dave) Hopper, Linda (Chip) Bjerke; grandchildren, Eric Haag, Daniel Keith Hopper, Libby Hopper, Amberley Kramer, Kimberly Eaton, Tanya Hackleman, Ryan James Lawson; nine great-grandchildren; and many other loving relatives and friends.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Stan Hywet Foundation, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron, OH 44303-1399. (Billow FALLS Chapel)

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Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Apr. 20 to Apr. 21, 2007.
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April 30, 2007
April 27, 2007
What a wonderful friend to so many of us, a brilliant mind, an artists hand, a giving heart, a keen sense of humor and a mentor from those that were open to learn. I will deeply miss Keith. Our love and prayers will be for his elegant wife. Our hope will remain in the One who promises real life as He conquered the grave.
Dave Scavuzzo
April 26, 2007
What a tremendous loss to you. My heart goes out and I will keep you in my prayers.
Maryann Vandegrift
April 26, 2007
Dear Family,

I met with Keith the Wednesday just before he died. I invited him to coffee to pick his brain about this wonderful new industry in which I have recently found myself. It was an honor to talk with someone who so intimately new his industry and it's history. He was a terrific inspiration, not only in his passion for his work, but in how he spoke of his wife and family as well. He was a gift to our church and also to me.
Terri Sunderland
April 25, 2007
My thoughts and prayers to the entire family.
mike azar
April 24, 2007
In January 1959, six months prior to my graduating with a degree in Architecture, Keith hired me as a part time employee. In June 1959 he hired me as full time employee. Keith launched my carrer as he provided me the experience and showed me the confidence that I could represent him and the firm properly. He gave me opportunities of which I seized and even recommended to the State Board of Arch. that I was ready to take the State Board exams one year earlier than required. Based on Keith's recommendation the State Board allowed me to take the week long exam and upon passing the exam and receiving my state arch. license, Keith promoted me to an Associate in the firm. After 48 years, I'm still practicing and I'm proud to say I've had a successful career, proud of what I accomplished proud of my community environment and the confidence to accomplish these items all came from the start provided by Keith. Carol and I hope that all of you are doing the best you can at this time.
Carol & Ted Curtis
April 24, 2007
Dear Pam..

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Barbara Knight
April 23, 2007
Dear Eleanor,

What a sad day to learn of my Kitty Car Buddy's passing; he was my friend for 72 years. I will always remember him as a fun, optimistic, talented person who was liked by all.

Eleanor, my heart goes out to you and may God give you the strength and courage in the difficult days ahead to go forward as Keith would have wanted.

All our love and prayers to you and your family.

Dave & Judy
David Kallstrom
April 23, 2007
Eleanor and family, the Bleau family greives for your loss as Keith had such impact on all of our lives. In mine alone he was inspiration in my youth and a great freind to Mom and Dad. God Bless
Joe Bleau
April 23, 2007
Ron,Linda, Eleanor...ouch for us twice is more than enough but how thankful we are for twice being blessed as well. May He who promised to comfort us be your stay adn strength in these hours and days ahead. Please "know" our prayers are not in vain nor unheard or unanswered. blessings and deep care Linda and Ken Cochran
Ken and Linda Cochran
April 23, 2007
Dear Eleanor,
Nancy and I are so sorry to hear about Keith. Keith was always such a help with building the Architecture program at Kent State. He was a true friend and colleague. We will miss him dearly.

Jim and Nancy Dalton
Jim Dalton
April 23, 2007
Mrs. Haag:
I had the pleasure of working with Keith on the City's Development Review Committee. He was a bright, considerate, lovable man who will be missed by many. His contributions to our community will live on for decades. May all your wonderful memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.
Jennifer Syx
April 22, 2007
Dear Eleanor, Keith will be sorely missed by many as witnessed by all of these messages. But we of the class of '46 who have known him so long will miss him more than words can express. Our love to you and your wonderful family. Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen Susong
April 22, 2007
Dear Eleanor, Keith will be sorely missed by many as witnesed by all of these messages. But we of the class of '46 who have known him so long will miss him more than words can express. Our love to you and your wonderful family. Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen Susong
April 22, 2007
Dear Eleanor,
Didn't go to class of '46 lunch and was so surprised.
Our deepest condolences.
Thelma Hudspath & Dave Kline
April 22, 2007
Dear Eleanor and family, The sorrow of Keiths loss can only be tempered by wonderful memories and faith . Eleanor, Will they save some escargot for us?Love Barbie
Barbara Hurst
April 22, 2007
Dear Eleanor,
We want to offer you our deepest condolences. We have so many memories of trips, parties and the eagerly awaited make-it-yourself Christmas cards that we still hang on our tree every year. Keith was a very special person and we loved him as we do you.
Our deepest sympathy to you and all of your family. We pray God's comforting presence will be very close to you always.
Bob and Carol Phelps
April 22, 2007
Dear Eleanor: On behalf of the Sheraton Suites owners and Board of Directors, please accept our deepest sympathy and sincerest condolences. As you know, Keith played a key role in the planning and development of the Sheraton Suites Akron/Cuyahoga Falls as well as numerous other major projects We shall miss him.Sincerely, Abe J. Moses, President & Thomas J. Dillon, Chairman.
Abe Moses
April 21, 2007
Dear Eleanor and family,
I was fortunate to work with Keith for many years. He was one of the finest Architectural talents in this country. He was a wonderful friend and mentor. I had the good fortune of seeing him on numerous plane flights over the years, and we enjoyed those opportunities to catch up on each others lives. Keith has been in my thoughts many many times over these past forty years. He will be in my prayers always. I am sorry for your loss, and my deepest sympathy is extended to you and your family.

Fred M. Winther
Fred M. Winther
April 21, 2007
Eleanor and Family, Knowing our sadness at the loss of Keith in our lives, imagine Dad's joy when Keith met him in heaven, with a martini and a paint brush. May God be with all as we go forward with this change in our lives.
Christy& Linda Bauer
April 21, 2007
Dear Pam and Family -- Sorry to hear about your Dad.... I still drive past your house on Hayes and remember our fun times in grade school and junior high ....and wonder where you moved to!!!
Marsha Atsaroff-Arnold
April 21, 2007
Eleanor and family: we were shocked and stunned to learn about your loss of Keith. Stephanie called us this a.m. (Sat.) with the sad news.
We sure had some good times together. We will remember Keith always as a good and close friend.
Mayann and Jim Ross, Ft. Myers, FL
Jim Ross
April 21, 2007
Our family will always remember Keith for the special person he was. His unique personality created a workplace atmosphere in his architectural office that made it a pleasure to go to work. The people in that office were all special to me.
Our family will always remember Keith for the special person he was, and we extend our deepest sympathy to his family.
Don and Betta Leyland
April 21, 2007
Keith will be deeply missed by Bob and Myself. He is and was a great man full of life and excellent in all of his endeavors.
Bob & Patty Waller
April 20, 2007
Eleanor - I worked for Keith for 9 years. We stopped to see him when we were up there the last time and nobody was home. Bill and I remember the picnics we had at your place. Keith was a wonderful boss. I so enjoyed working with Ted, Alan, Rasmussen and Chip along with your son. I worked hard to get Keith his fellow through KSU. I'm so sorry for your families' loss.
Wilma Wright
April 20, 2007
Dear Mrs Haag and family,

My sincere sympathy in your loss. I had the privilege of serving with Keith on the Stan Hywet board. He was a wonderful person and had such talent. He will be deeply missed by all of us. May your many wonderful memories of Keith help to sustain you during this difficult time. God bless you.
Pat Kemph
April 20, 2007
Dear Eleanor and family,

We were so sad to learn of the loss of Keith, such a great man! We fondly remember all the times we spent together, playing, laughing and having fun.
You are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.

Love & God Bless.
Don Stephens and Dawn (Stephens) & Denny Yanik
Dawn Yanik (Stephens)
April 20, 2007
We have lost one of the best friends we've ever had. We've never respected anyone more. We love you Keith. We love you Eleanor.
Rick & Charlene Hanger
April 20, 2007
Dearest Eleanor and Families, Our deepest smypathies at this time. Karen(Trout)Blososky and Family.
Karen Blososky
April 20, 2007
Dear Eleanor,
How shocked and saddend I was to read of your loss. May your years of wonderful memories together ease the days to come. I send you deep sympathy.
Deborah Graef
April 20, 2007
To Eleanor and her family and Keith's family, we send our love and condolences. We remember the many good times we had together in travel and at family gatherings.
May the Lord bless you as you and keep you as you adjust to your and our loss.
Kathy and John Spiegel
April 20, 2007
Our sincere condolences at this time. We appreciate his contributions to the community.
The Staff of Cuyahoga Falls Building Department
April 20, 2007
As we say goodbye, know someone else is saying,"Welcome home, thy good and faithful servant."

"…let us run with patience the race that is set before us."
Hebrews 12:1

I wish to extend my heartfelt sympathy to the family of Keith Haag.
Jeff Trout
April 20, 2007
I am so sorry to hear about cousin Keith. I certainly enjoyed talking with him about our family and the farm in PA.
Sandy Logue
April 20, 2007
We would like to offer our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Moore Well Services, Inc.
April 20, 2007
Please accept my deepest sympathies. Keith marked many milestones in the history of Kent State architecure. He will be greatly missed.
Marti Ring
April 20, 2007
Our deepest sympathies to the entire family.

The Kent Family
Kenmore Tailors and Clothiers
Howard Kent
April 20, 2007
Offering our deepest condolences during this time.
The Staff of Billow Funeral Homes
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