Lawrence Joseph Haas
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Lawrence Joseph Haas, 59 of Gallipolis, OH passed away at home on April 13, 2021. He was born on December 21, 1961 in Ironton, OH. He was the son of Donald C. and Rose Mary Schweickart Haas who preceded him in death.
Larry graduated from St. Joseph's Catholic High School in Ironton, OH, in 1980, then attended Marshall University, Huntington, WV; Ohio University, Athens, OH; The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Allied Medical Professions Respiratory Therapy in 1985, working there until 1989.
He then attended and graduated from The Christ Hospital School of Perfusion Science, Cincinnati, OH in 1992. He returned to Ironton to help care for his father, working at St. Mary's Medical Center as a Certified Clinical Perfusionist until retirement in 2015.
He is survived by his wife Lee Ann Baker-Haas, daughter, Heather Baker, sisters, Barbie Staggs and Carolyn (Eric) Edwards, brother-in-law's, Charles (Odelia ) Baker and Ryan (Ann) Baker, many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and many beloved friends.
Larry lived to help other people, remaining active in the Catholic community as long as possible. He enjoyed learning, reading, teaching, biking, exercising and spending time with his precious cats.
Due to Covid-19, a funeral liturgy with Mass will be held for the family only. Burial will be at the Catholic Cemetery on St. Rt. 141 in Gallipolis.
A memorial Mass will be on Tuesday, April 20, 2020 at 5:30 PM at St. Louis Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Catholic Relief Services, Billy Two Shoes, St. Louis Catholic Church or a charity of your choosing.
Arrangements are conducted by Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home.
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