• Frederick C. “Dick” Haas

    October 10, 2017

    Frederick C. “Dick” Haas, 87, of Chittenango passed away at home while surrounded by his family on Tuesday.  He was born on October 11, 1929 and was a lifelong resident of Chittenango.  He was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Armer Nell (Becker), his wife of 49 years Mary “Sue” Haas, stepdaughter Gail Thompson Smith, and his six sisters.  He is survived by daughters Cathy (Dale) Nagel, Barbara (Richard) Lavier, Maribeth (Robert) Ostrander, son James (Mary Piron) Haas, stepson, Michael (Joanne) Thompson, 14 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. He was employed for many years by Metropolitan Life.  He also worked for Mayers’ Meat Market and was owner and proprietor of Bart’s Country Store in Vernon Center.  He served 4 years in the US Army First Engineers Battalion with an honorable discharge in 1952. During his life, Dick was active in many organizations including: Past President of the Chittenango Rotary Club, Past Commander of William H. Cain American Legion Post 1287, 20 year member of Chittenango Fire Company, Village Trustee and acting mayor of Chittenango and on the Board of directors of the Veterans of the First Engineers Battalion. Dick liked spending time with his family and friends.  He looked forward to his hunting trip to the Adirondacks every year since 1946. He and Sue would travel to Florida for the winter, and he continued to go after her death. He especially enjoyed his friends and activities at Hide-A-Way in Florida.
    Calling hours will be Friday, October 13 from 4 to 7 PM at the G.F. Zimmer Funeral Home, 702 Legion Drive, Chittenango. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Saturday at the funeral home. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Chittenango. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Veterans of the First Engineers Battalion, c/o Dale Greenfield, Treasurer, 20539 401st Ave. Huron, SD 57350, Chittenango Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 356, Chittenango, NY 13037 or Hospice of CNY, 990 7th North St, Liverpool, NY 13088.
                                                  G.F. ZIMMER F.H.
                                        CHITTENANGO 315-687-3366

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    I am so sorry for your lost. God has taken another angel. (Alice Wozny Cotter).

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    Sorry for your loss. I enjoyed visiting with him at the reunions. He will be missed.

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    Barb...I'm so sorry to learn that you are mourning the loss of your dear father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May all the memories the Lord has given you sustain you and remain with until you're together again in Heaven.

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    So, so sorry. He will be missed.

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    So, so sorry. He will be missed.

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    We were so happy we were able to visit Uncle Dick this summer. He led an honorable life, served his country and community, loved his family and was an all around great guy. May God bless his family. The love and joy Uncle Dick brought to this life is eternal.

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    Cathy, please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad. In my thoughts and prayers. Karen

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