Jeffrey Jay Haas
March 05, 1953 ‒ September 16, 2015
Jeffrey Jay Haas, 62, of Lexington passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at the Hospice of North Central Ohio in Ashland after an extended illness.
Born March 5, 1953 in Galion to the late Paul and Jane (McCormick) Haas, Jeff was the middle child of three brothers. A graduate of Galion High School class of 1971 he also attended Tiffin University where he played both basketball and baseball. A hidden competitiveness, along with being a natural athlete, helped him to excel in all things sports related.
A mainstay for years on many softball teams in both Mansfield and Galion, Jeffrey also played professional softball for the Columbus All Americans in 1977. Along with softball he enjoyed the sport of soccer, playing on several teams in both indoor and outdoor leagues in Marion, Mansfield and Cleveland. His love of soccer helped him to become involved in the building of the youth soccer fields in Mt. Gilead many years ago. Later on in life he renewed his passion for golf and until recently worked at the Pebble Creek Golf Course in Lexington and also as a USGA Course Rater for the Miami Golf Association in southwest Ohio.
Along with his athletic endeavors Jeff was a valued long-time employee of Graphic Packaging in Marion working in the field of bidding and estimating. Beyond his many talents, however, lay a humble, gentle and caring person who touched the lives of all he came in contact with no matter their station in life.
Left to grieve his passing is his wife Susan (Ludwig) Haas whom he married on June 30, 1990 along with children Justin (Kristin) Haas of Dushore, Pennsylvania, Paul Haas of Lexington and Hannah Haas of Lexington. He is also survived by brothers Michael (Terry) Haas of Winter Haven, Florida and Edwin (Cherie) Haas of Galion.
Private services will be held for Jeff’s family. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Galion.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Susan Haas, to be used for his children’s college education fund, in care of Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 S. Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833.
Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Jeff Haas, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.