Mar. 20, 1920 Sunbury Northumberland County Pennsylvania, USA
Oct. 31, 2005 Selinsgrove Snyder County Pennsylvania, USA
George A. Haas, 85, formerly of East Spruce Street, Selinsgrove, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, at the Manor at Penn Village, where he had lived since September.
He was born March 20, 1920, in Sunbury, a son of the late Joseph C. and Ida M. Noll Haas. On March 27, 1941, he married the former Mary A. Metzgar, who preceded him in death on Dec. 10, 1976 (she was born January 8, 1908).
George was a 1938 graduate of Selinsgrove High School.
He later joined the Navy, where he served stateside during World War II.
George retired in 1983 after 45 years of service at Ott Packaging, Selinsgrove, where he was employed as a printer.
He attended Wesley United Methodist Church, Selinsgrove, where he received the first service award, sang in the choir and was the custodian for more than 35 years.
Mr. Haas was a member of the Odd Fellows; was a past commander at American Legion Post 25, Selinsgrove, where he was also a member of the Last Man's Club; a life member of Dauntless Hook & Ladder Fire Company, Selinsgrove, where he became an assistant chief in 1950 and for more than 45 years held either the position of fire chief, deputy chief or assistant chief; and a charter member of Dauntless Hook & Ladder Ambulance League. He was also the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Selinsgrove Rotary Club for being an outstanding citizen.
George was very passionate in serving his community through his efforts with the DH&L Fire Company and Ambulance League.
Surviving are two daughters and one son-in-law, Hazel G. Haas, and Catherine H. and Kenneth R. Stettler; three grandchildren and their spouses, Kenneth H. and Brenda Stettle, Kathie D. and Mark Wasakoski and Karl G. "Geoy" and Sandi Stettler; two great-grandchildren, Melissa and Joshua Stettler; one sister, Mary Jane Zimmerman; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, William C. Haas, and one sister, Esther L. Day.
The V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove, was in charge of arrangements, with the Rev. Curtis A. Kantz officiating.
Burial with military honors will be in Witmer's Memorial Cemetery, RR1 Port Trevorton.