Ronald (Ron) Lee Haas, age 77, of Gainesville, VA, passed away on March 15, 2019, at Prince William Hospital. Ron was originally from Vienna, VA. His life is an example of his unwavering commitment to family, work and his community.
What Defined Ron’s Professional Life?
Ron had an outstanding 38-year career at the Department of Navy. His commitment and work ethic demonstrated by this long tenure are testimony of Ron’s steadfast service to our country and not simply as professional accomplishments but as national contributions as well.
How Did Ron Contribute to His Community?
Apart from his professional life, Ron was deeply involved in his community, especially in sports. He coached many sports for Vienna Youth leagues, nurturing young talents and fostering a spirit of sportsmanship and teamwork. As the Treasurer for the Madison High School Band Parents, he showed his support for local arts and education, contributing to the enrichment of his community’s cultural and educational landscape.
What Were Ron’s Personal Interests and Passions?
Ron was an enthusiastic sports fanatic, especially fond of watching Washington Redskins, Ohio State Football and TBDBITL games. This interest in sport wasn’t simply an indulgence – it defined who Ron was. Additionally, Ron enjoyed crossing word puzzles written out with ink as proof of both intellectual acuity and confidence; playing UNO or Euchre made him an invaluable member of family gatherings.
How Did Ron Value His Family?
Above all, Ron was a devoted family man. He dedicated his life to the wellbeing and happiness of his wife, Betty Haas; children Julie Miller (Mark), Chip Haas (Wendy), Kevin Haas (Julie), and Karyn Sizemore (Steve); and his grandchildren Tyler, Jackson, Kelly, Natalie, Jake, Brandon, and Abigail. His love and steadfast support for his family were evident in every aspect of his life, making him a cherished husband, father, and grandfather.
Who Were the Members of Ron’s Extended Family?
Ron Haas leaves behind his brother Joseph Haas of Lambertville, Michigan and sister Joyce Jacob of Lawrence, Kansas as his closest surviving relatives. Ron held dear the relationships he shared with each of them throughout his life – especially those between siblings which provided an important source of strength in family life.
How Will Ron Be Remembered by Friends and Family?
Ron will long be remembered for his loving nature, unwavering commitment to family life, and tireless involvement within his community. A pillar of strength for both himself and those he came in contact with; Ron left behind an invaluable legacy of support, inspiration and community involvement which continues to inspire those he knew him today.
What Are the Arrangements for Ron’s Memorial Services?
Family and friends may visit at Money & King Funeral Home, 171 W. Maple Ave, Vienna, VA, on Thursday, March 21st from 4-8 pm to pay their respects. Ron’s Life Celebration will be held on Friday, March 22nd at 11 am at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2589 Chain Bridge Rd, Vienna, VA. A private internment service will be at Stonewall Memory Gardens, allowing his family to say their final goodbyes in a more personal setting.
How Can Well-Wishers Honor Ron’s Memory?
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rheumatology Research Foundation in Ron’s memory. This gesture not only honors Ron but also supports a cause that he cared about, contributing to the ongoing research and betterment of others.
Ronald Lee Haas lived a life marked by love, dedication, and community service. His death leaves an undeniable hole in our hearts, yet his memory and impactful work will live on through family, friends, and community members alike. His story serves as a poignant reminder of family values; of giving back to one’s community with happiness; and fulfilling oneself while following one’s passions.