Gerard "Jerry" Haas

Funeral services for Gerard “Jerry” C. Haas, age 75 will be held privately at Foxwood Memorial Park Chapel with Deacon Francis Bateman officiating. There will be no public calling hours.

Surviving is his companion Sylvia Smith of Potsdam; friend Marc Boyer of Ogdensburg; a brother-in-law George Dillingham and his family along with many nieces, nephews & cousins. His wife Arlene and a sister Barbara Dillingham predeceased him.

Jerry was born on August 16, 1937 in Elmhurst, NY a son of the late Charles & Hedwig (Czaharowski) Haas. After high school he entered the US Army from 1961 – 1967. He married Arlene Oppliger on January 19, 1979 at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Rev. Paul Whitmore officiating the couple’s marriage.

He was employed at Mitel Corp in Ogdensburg for many years as an electronics engineer, and retired in 1999. He enjoyed dining out, collecting miscellaneous farm equipment and antiques, playing on computers and spending time outdoors.


  • There will be no funeral services. Interment will be at Foxwood Memorial Park

Gerard "Jerry" Haas

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Jean Goldie

February 16, 2013

My condolences to Jerry's family & friends for your loss. Jerry was a co- worker of mine for many years at Mitel. He always worked hard and enjoyed sharing his experience and knowledge with others. We had lots of laughs too. He was quite a character and will be missed.

Jim Almasy

February 16, 2013

My condolences to Jerry's friends and family . I met Jerry at Maplewood and enjoyed the conversations we had .

Thomas Rvet

February 14, 2013

Jerry worked on my team at Mitel for many years. Hs R&D efforts were great and his efforts were respected by many. It's a shame the world has to lose him but wel'll all follow him eventually.

Goodby Jerry ...

Bonnie West

February 14, 2013

Jerry, we became good friends here at Maplewood. I enjoyed talking with you and appreciated it the day you played my request --"I'll Be Seeing You"- on the piano in the Meditation Room here. I brought you a Valentine's balloon today to surprise you and to tell you that I am moving to Seattle because the man you were wondering about marrying me did ask! I will think of you on my wedding day.