Leroy P. Haas
November 17, 1931 – February 4, 2019
Leroy (Lee) Philip Haas, age 87, died Feb 4th, 2019. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he lived in Florida since 1990. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955. During that time he spent two years on active duty in Japan. He worked 38 years for American Can Co. retiring in 1988. Starting with the company in Wisconsin, he also worked in Michigan, New Jersey, Connecticut and Illinois. Additionally he spent several years abroad with company assignments in Australia, Puerto Rico, Panama, England, Venezuela and Mexico. After retirement, he became an International Mfg. Consultant and returned to live and work in England and Australia as well as jobs in Korea and China.
Preceding him in death were his parents Henry and Katherine Haas, his son Michael Haas as well as his sister, Gloria Baker. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Geraldine (Gerri). They were proud parents of three children including son, the late Michael Haas (Kim) of Mooresville, NC, daughter Pamela Wallace of Milford, MA and son Brad Haas of Austin, TX. They have seven grandchildren – Jessica, Michael Jr., Jennifer, Samantha, Tanner, Taylor and Tara. Also survived by his brother Albert (Barbara) and by beloved nieces, nephews and other relatives.
For many years he along with his son Mike was a member of the Papa Pig and the Posse BBQ championship cooking team. They enjoyed competing at various events and won many awards. Since 1990 he was an active member in the Island Dunes Condo community on South Hutchinson Island in Jensen Beach. Over the years he served on the Condo Board, Country Club Board and the POA Board. He enjoyed playing golf and was very proud of his two Hole-in-One trophies. Swimming was also an enjoyable part of his day. He was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church where he regularly ushered on Sundays. He was also an avid Green Bay Packers fan!
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made in Lee’s name to Christ EV. Lutheran Church and School (1592 SE Floresta Dr. Port St. Lucie, FL 34983) or a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements pending and entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Jensen Beach FL.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Leroy P. Haas
February 9, 2019
Gerri and Pam and Brad, My heart goes out to you. Such a sudden loss.
I fondly remember the family getogethers when all the guys would find a place to play sheepshead. You could always tell when Lee had a winning hand - you could hear him across the room. He truely embraced life and made life
exciting for all of us. He will be remembered and missed. prayers to you . love Denny
February 8, 2019
Dear Gerri and family,
You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this time of loss. Lee was a good man and special uncle. I'll always remember being in your lovely wedding party in Milwaukee and the summer I stayed with you, when I studied at UW-M. Lee made great hamburgers in the backyard and enjoyed a good card game with his brothers-in-law. Family holidays were always fun with Uncle Lee's enthusiastic enjoyment of Packer games. We are all better people for having known him.
With love and prayers,