Charles Edward Haas Sr.

August 13, 1929August 21, 2013

Haas- Charles E. Haas Sr. died Wed. August 21, 2013 at the age of 84. Charlie was a father, and a husband. He served in the Navy for 20 years and retired as a Chief Petty Officer. Charlie then worked at Electric Boat as an Engineer for 26 years. Charlie was voted Man Of The Year in 1992. Every day he visited people in the hospital that had no visitors. Charlie was also very active in the American Legion, serving almost every level including State Commander in 1990, and was inducted into the American Legion Hall of Fame just this past January. Visitation will be Tuesday Sept. 3, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. at the Labenski Funeral Home 107 Boswell Avenue Norwich. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday Sept. 4, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will follow at Maplewood Cemetery Norwich. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in his name may be made to Father Flanagan’s Boy’s Town National Headquarters 200 Flanagan Blvd. P.O. Box 8000 Boys Town Nebraska 68010. Please visit to leave an online tribute or condolence.


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 3, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Charles Edward Haas Sr.

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September 4, 2013

Our sincere condolences to you and your family Charlie,

Rick, Lucy,Cody and Colten

PDC K. Robert Lewis

September 2, 2013

We are saddened at the passing of my fellow Legionnaire and Past Department Commander Charles Haas. Charlie and I worked together at Electric Boat for twenty years till his retirement and served as Legionnaires for many more years. I remember "Road Trips" with Charlie, Neale Cabral and Gill Sheffield, friends that he now joins in Post Everlasting". Charlie was a stickler for perfection and went "by the book" in his job and in his life. He would take a contrarian point of view on almost any topic just to have a conversation or debate on the merits. Reggie and I send our condolences to his family and his friends. K. Robert Lewis

Richard Russ

September 1, 2013

It is very sad news to hear of the passing of Mr. HAAS. He was a patriotic
American if there ever was one and a strong supporter of Post #4 A.L. All of my sympathy to his family

Karen Sullivan

September 1, 2013

I am very saddened to hear about the loss of Charlie.

At any given time, you could walk into the American Legion Post 4, and see Charlie there.

He was and is; a "True Blue" American Veteran and he will be missed.

My heartfelt condolences go out to Mr. Haas's Family and dear friends.

Obe Wood

September 1, 2013

My prayers are with the family. Remember many good times long ago with Charlie when we were at Bellows Falls with Legion Color Guard - and so many many other times. He cared about everyone!

Geraghty Hawkins

August 30, 2013

I will always remember Charlie as the kind man who live next to me at Meadowridge. He will be missed by many especially the black stray cat he so fondly took care of. Definitely a pleasure knowing him. My sincere condolences go to his family.

Chrissy Duncan

August 30, 2013

Charlie could be very gruff, but he had a soft spot for kids & "his" Post & Veterans. I'm sure wherever he is, he's running a tight ship :) He will be missed...