November 16, 2003 - Hometown Annapolis: Liberia RPCV Norma Haas dies in Maryland

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Liberia RPCV Norma Haas dies in Maryland

Liberia RPCV Norma Haas dies in Maryland

Norma Haas

Norma Evans Haas, 88, a one-year resident of Severna Park and formerly of Saint Johns, Mich., died of complications following surgery Nov. 14 at FutureCare Chesapeake in Arnold after a brief illness.

Mrs. Haas was born April 7, 1915 in Manistee, Mich., where she attended Michigan State University after raising her sons to school age. She received a bachelor of arts degree in education in 1963 and a master's degree in education in 1969.

She worked as an english teacher and tutor in the Saint Johns school system in Mich.

Following her retirement, she continued with tutoring and educational activities through her church. She also served in the Peace Corps in Liberia, Africa as an english teacher.

An accomplished pianist and organist, she served many years as organist and choir member at St. John's Episcopal Church in Saint Johns, Mich. and at St. Paul's Church in Gladwin, Mich. where the family had a summer cottage. She was a lifelong member of the Episcopalian faith and her family was active in the establishment of a mission church in Mich.

She enjoyed reading, music and travel.

In 1936 she married Frank Earl Haas Jr. He died in 1979.

Surviving are five sons, Terry E. Haas of Southborough, Mass., Richard E. Haas of Boerne, Texas, Brian E. Haas of Annapolis, Bruce E. Haas of Fredericksburg, Va. and Douglas E. Haas of Corvallis, Mont.; one sister, Doris Buckley of Troy, Mich.; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Johns Episcopal Church in Saint Johns, Mich., where burial will follow in Mount Rest Cemetery. Arrangements are by Osgoods Funeral Home in Saint Johns, Mich.

Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, can be made to Anne Arundel Medical Center, 2001 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401.

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