Christopher Sherrard Haff
December 9, 1967 – October 4, 2020
Christopher Sherrard Haff Born 12/09/1967 in St. Louis Missouri to Dr. and Mrs. Roderick C Haff. Chris attended Winston Churchill High School and graduated from Texas Military Institute (class of 1986), continuing on to Southern Methodist University where he studied Economics/Finance and graduated class of 1990. At SMU he was a proud member and rush chairman of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, where he made numerous lifelong friends. A serial entrepreneur, he was passionately pursuing his avocation up until his passing.
He is predeceased by his grandfathers; Christopher William Mitchell Ling and Alexander Haff, and his grandmothers; Priscilla Mary Ling, Blanche Haff, and Jean Ling, as well as his Uncle James Tateyama.
He is survived by, Catherine Holliman Cocke, son Christopher Haff, stepsons Marshall, Patton, and Thomas Cocke, daughter Alayna (Gabby) Haff, parents Roderick and Veronica Haff, brother Will Haff (wife Jenni, and children Laney(Ty and Crew) Tanner, Polly, Sam, and Pete.) brother Alexander (Rory) Haff, as well as Aunt Alexandra Haff Tateyama and numerous relatives.
We are saddened by his loss, but we celebrate his ineffable personality, indelible spirit, and inimitable capacity to love. Puffer never met a stranger, and his uniquely ebullient demeanor means the world is lesser for his loss; he will always be missed but never forgotten.
Chris had a lifelong love and affinity for animals; from dogs to horses to chickens to his favorite two friends: Otto and Ottolie. In lieu of flowers we are asking that any donations be directed towards:
The Farmyard Animal Sanctuary and Petting Zoo:
30250 Leroy Scheel Rd. Bulverde, TX 78163
Chris and I spoke many times about how we could help this organization and Cheri Hallisey protect her land and animals. She has given so much to the animals and children of this community and I know helping her would honor his memory.
We will be having a small family blessing at St. Marks in the next few weeks. We would like to follow that on Saturday December 5th with a large celebration of his life here at The Property in Bulverde with music, food and happy camaraderie to honor his wishes of a joyful farewell rather than a mournful goodbye. Everyone who knew Chris is welcome and the entire event will be held outdoors in the interest of social distancing.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Christopher Sherrard Haff
October 14, 2020
Fair well Puff you were a great guy and it was a pleasure growing up with you. The last time we saw each other was on a Southwest flight 10 years ago and we had a drink during our hour long flight. You hadn't changed.
October 13, 2020
Rod and Vickie--My heart is breaking for you. I am praying that God will help you bear this heavy load of sorrow. Puffer was such a terrific kid, and I know he must have been a wonderful man. I pray that the memories you have of him will help you bear the pain of his loss. May God be with you during this terrible time.
October 10, 2020
Our heartfelt condolences go out to all of "Puff's" many friends and family. We will always remember his razor sharp wit, his ever-present smile, and his larger than life personality. He was truly one-of-a-kind.
- Tim and Marci Taylor
October 10, 2020
My heart and prayers go out to the family. Chris “puffer” as we all called him was loved by so many. He was always the spirted one that could put everyone in a great mood! He will be forever remembered as a cherished memory.
With My deepest sympathy,
Winston Churchill, Class of 1986
October 9, 2020
My sincere condolences to the Haff and Cocke families. My heart goes out to you all. I will remember Puff for all the good times we shared as young men and his larger than life personality. A house full of family, friends, dogs and cats of all shapes and sizes. Always open and always welcoming. We left well-fed, but not-so-well rested. I am so thankful for Dr. and Mrs. Haff's love and generosity, as it was made apparent in the lives of their children. Wish we could all hop in the "Fruck", throw in Journey or the Top Gun soundtrack, take "the dip" over by Coker, and head back to the guest house for one more swim. Rest in Peace, DB. You are missed.