Raymond W. Haas (1931 - 2018)

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    - Joe Hager
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Raymond W. Haas, devoted husband, father, brother, and grandfather of Hickory Drive, Auburn, passed away Thursday at Laurel Living Center, Hamburg, at the age of 86.

Born Thursday, July 23, 1931, in Andreas, he was a son of the late Walter H. and Beatrice Benderowicz Haas. He was also predeceased by his son, Raymond J. Haas, on Oct. 8, 2000.

A member of the Hamburg Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, Raymond was a well-known area mechanic who owned and operated his own garage with his late son, Sonny & Ray Haas Automotive of Auburn. Many referred to Raymond as having his doctor of motors for he could fix anything. Customers affectionately called him "Peter Rabbit." He and Sonny collected Hit & Miss engines, traveling to shows in Jackstown and Kintzers. Ray served as lead mechanic for Laudon Pott's Racing, racing on tracks from Port Royal to Shanetown and throughout the area.

Survived by his wife of 64 years, Ellen Miller Haas; daughters, Mary Gavenas and her companion, Randy Swingle Sr., Shickshinny, Sally Ann Hager and her husband, Joseph, Elysburg; son, Walter Haas and his wife, Karen, Saint Clair; sisters, Eleanor Miller and her husband, Morris, Andreas, Dorothy Fritz and her husband, Arthur, Lehighton; brothers, Leonard Haas and his wife, Marion, Palmerton, Joseph Haas and his wife, Laverne, Andreas; grandchildren, Amanda Hartranft, Kimberly Williams, Jesse Gavenas, Wayne Gavenas, Jennifer Gavenas, Alyssa Hager, Bryce Hager, Jason Mitchel and Daniel Mitchel; eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Robert S. Nester Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc, 2066 West Penn Pike, New Ringgold, PA 17960. A talk will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, the funeral home by Brother Richard Yoder. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until time of the talk. Interment will be in Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven. Online registry and condolences may signed at www.griffithsfuneralhomes.com.

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Published in Republican & Herald on Jan. 5, 2018