James "Jim" Haas

December 24, 1934 - December 24, 2017
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James David “Jim” Haas, of Dalton, Ohio, formerly of Greentown, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on December 24, 2017 after a period of declining health. He is no longer in pain and is now resting in the loving arms of Jesus.

A son of the late Alvin Sr. & Catherine (Schumacher) Haas, James was born Dece…

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James David “Jim” Haas, of Dalton, Ohio, formerly of Greentown, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on December 24, 2017 after a period of declining health. He is no longer in pain and is now resting in the loving arms of Jesus.

A son of the late Alvin Sr. & Catherine (Schumacher) Haas, James was born December 24, 1934 in Dennison, Ohio. He excelled in many sports, including football, baseball, softball, and bowling. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1955-1957. He married the love of his life, Edith “Edie” (Meese) Haas, to whom he was married for 55 years and with whom he will spend eternity. He retired from the F.W. Albrecht Company in Akron where he served 30 years and was a member of the Teamsters Union. He was a long time member of Greentown United Methodist Church and later attended Calvary Chapel in Massillon, Ohio. Jim enjoyed many years of camping and boating with his family and friends at Atwood Lake. He blessed countless people with his gifts of hospitality and cooking. He will be fondly remembered for his limitless generosity, winning personality, hearty laughter, and unconditional love.

He is survived by his loving daughter Beth, the joy of his life, and “The best son-in-law a man could ask for,” Philip Eades; five grandchildren, Sarah (Ryan) Reed, Andrew (Joanne) Eades, John David (Rebecca) Eades, Joellen Eades, and Meredith Eades; two great-granddaughters, Anneke and Belita Eades; One step-great granddaughter, Ava Reed; two expected great-grandchildren, Baby Eades and Baby Reed; siblings, Joan (Frank) DeVore and Eugene (Catherine) Haas; stepdaughter, Sherryl Edwards-Kostolich; his nephew and best friend, Jeff Cady, and many other nieces and nephews; numerous friends and neighbors; and his Boston terriers, Kobe and Molly. He will be forever loved and deeply missed.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Edie; parents; stepson, Gene Tygard; siblings, Pauline (Ray) Hodkinson, Wilma (Morris) Rapport, Betty (Don) Cady, Alvin, Jr. (his wife, Catherine, survives), Thelma (Bob) Armstrong; and half-brothers, Walter Stewart, Don Stewart.

Visitation will be held at Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory in New Philadelphia on Saturday, December 30, 2017 from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM, with a celebration of life service to follow at 10:30 AM with Rev. Joseph Santomen officiating. Jim will be laid to rest at Evergreen Burial Park, New Philadelphia.

In lieu of flowers, friends and family are encouraged to make a donation to their favorite charity in Jim’s name.

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, December 30, 2017

Time: 9:30 am

End Time: 10:30 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

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116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Saturday, December 30, 2017

Time: 10:30 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, December 30, 2017

Evergreen Burial Park

Address:

1520 Delaware Drive SE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Jill Norfolk Pressler posted on 1/2/18

Beth, I was so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I have many memories of he and your mom, both being so kind and generous. Your dad's laugh was infectious. He always put a smile on my face. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Love Jill

 

Mary Jordan posted on 12/29/17

Sorry to read about Jim's passing. Was a wonderful person. Mary Jordan North Canton, OH

 

Jane Bokhart posted on 12/29/17

Beth, Philip and family: We are so sorry at the news of your dear father's passing. Oh my, all those years growing up your parents treated me like a second daughter! How your dad loved to tease us! And yes, how many times I sat around the dinner table enjoying a feast that your dad had helped cook! He truly had a heart of gold! And now he is celebrating in Heaven w/ Jesus, and your sweet mom, both perfect and free of pain. May God wrap His loving arms around you, my dear friend, w/ heartfelt thoughts, love and ; prayers, Jane, Mark and family.

 

Dan Bryan posted on 12/29/17

Goodbye Uncle Jim. I can honestly say that I always enjoyed your company and the happiness you made me feel when you were around. I'm so thankful that your suffering is done! Rest well till we all meet again. Dan Bryan

 

Dan Hodkinson posted on 12/28/17

Uncle Jimmy. You will be missed. Sleep well. Love Ya! Dan

 

Jon Deitz posted on 12/28/17

Jim Haas. When I was a kid, I was little more than a dusty scuffed up kid from Greentown Ohio. Coming from a family of “No” affluence or political clout, It was not uncommon for people to express displeasure with me, with a fairly flippant unabashed hateful tone, and with some regularity. A neighboring family allowed me to get involved with their home church. The Greentown United Methodist church. That church, seemed to be quite family and youth oriented. They routinely visited a camp in Tuscarawas County named camp Zimmerman. I was invited to go on one of their family retreat. It was there I met Jim Haas. Jim was a kind soft-spoken tolerant man, but for whatever reason, took a liking to me, and ultimately change my life. I define character, as how you treat someone, that can do nothing for you in return … it was in that vein, Jim showed me he was a man of tremendous character. Jim taught me that being kind, and respectful, were not only free, yet so incredibly valuable. I was a part of the breakfast kitchen duty crew that weekend and watched Jim make, and ultimately serve, the finest French Toast this world has ever known … Ever! However it was way he treated me and others that weekend, that 40 years later, still has left an indelible etching into my mind and in to my soul. I saw Jim from time to time over the years, but never forgot the way he treated me, and more importantly, how he made me feel. “Moshin” is a Japanese word that means, “Without Conscious Thought. “ Jim’s treatment of me, was so profound to me at that time, that I have tried to treat others in the same manner ... with Moshin ... Grace, and Kindness ... Without conscious thought. When I had my daughters and they were 1,2,3,4 and 5 years old, I tried to treat them with the same respect and grace, that I would hope they would treat me with, when I am old, and I treat them that way still to this day. While serving on my local school board, I insisted that we treat our students and employees with the utmost respect and kindness. You see, Jim taught me ... that kind, is free ... Grace is free ... Treating people with respect ... Is free. Often times, the way you treat people, holds a Greater value, than what you pay them. You see, the life lesson’s and values that Jim taught me, has not only changed my life, but ultimately, has impacted the lives of many others. I could only hope, that my influence of others, would be as profound, as the influence that this precious man has had over me. Rest in peace my friend, and Rest knowing, that you made me better. With the at most respect: Jon Deitz

 

Linda Jewell posted on 12/28/17

You have our deepest sympathy. The nurses at AultCare's monitoring program.

 

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