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Gerald T. Haas


MASSENA – Mr. Gerald T. Haas, 59, of 7 Brothers Road, unexpectedly passed away Wednesday morning, August 8, 2012 at his home.

Gerald was born October 18, 1952 in Carrolltown, PA, the son of the late Raymond J. and Stella Kirkpatrick Haas. He graduated from Massena Central School in 1970. On July 27, 1975, he married Linda Stickles at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church; the marriage later ended in divorce.

Gerald first worked as a manager for Kinney Drugs before going to work for New York Periodicals. While at New York Periodicals, he worked in the warehouse before becoming the manager of the kiosk in the St. Lawrence Centre Mall until his retirement. Gerald was an outdoors enthusiast who loved to hunt and fish. He was a strong supporter of the National Rifle Association and was a former member of the Massena Rod and Gun Club. He also enjoyed spending time with his daughters and grandson.

Gerald is survived by his three daughters, Amy Jenkins and her husband, Neil of North Potomac, MD; Jessica Haas of Missoula, MT; Angela Haas of Binghamton; his grandson, Noah Jenkins; his brothers, Herman and Judy Haas of Fulton; Wayne and Julie Haas of Massena; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother, Kenneth Haas on August 31, 1995.

Friends may call at the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, Friday 6-9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday 9:30 AM at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Rev. Jack L. Downs, celebrating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Massena.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.

Condolences may be made online at

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