Conrad E. Haas, Sr.

Conrad E. Haas, Sr.

Suffolk, VA
10.15.1935 - 09.16.2018
New York
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Conrad Edward Haas, Sr., age 82, died in Suffolk, VA on September 16, 2018 from pancreatic cancer. He was born in New York City, NY on October 15, 1935.

His parents, Edward and Frances Haas are both deceased. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marie Brock Haas and their four children: Gretchen S. Walzl and her husband, Kerry Walzl of Alexandria, VA, Conrad E. Haas, Jr. and his wife, Cathy Smith Haas of Suffolk VA, Michael T. Haas and his wife, Carrie Schaber Haas of Pinehurst, NC and Angela Haas and her spouse, Tracey Meier Haas of Raleigh, NC.

His grandchildren include: Bram Walzl, Austin Walzl, and Emily Wazl; Brandy H. Coombs and her husband, Eric, Jonathan Haas, and Jennifer Haas; Isabel Haas, step-grandchildren, Clay and William Schaber. His great grandchildren include: Geritt Coombs, Zaccary Coombs and Sammuel Coombs. He is survived by his sister, Ann Haas Wuest of Williamsburg, VA and her children, Dawn Wuest Thrasher and Kara Wuest.

Conrad Haas graduated from Chuckatuck High School, 1953: with a BS in Agricultural Economics from VA Tech, 1958 and a M.E.d. in Higher and Adult Education from UNC-CH, 1973. Over the years he was a farmer and later was employed by the VA Department of Agriculture, Planters Peanuts, Corning Glass International and retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC in Durham, NC, 1995 after 25 years as Director, Corporate Training and Development.

He was an active member of St. Mary’s of the Presentation Catholic Church in Suffolk, VA, Chuckatuck Ruritan Club, American Society of Training and Development, Western Tidewater Free Clinic, Greater Chuckatuck Historical Foundation and United States Croquet Association among other organizations, holding various leadership offices. He retired from the VA Army National Guard and Ready Reserve with the rank of Captain.

Conrad viewed himself as an ordinary person, while active in sports and games, particularly 6 wicket croquet, he enjoyed life with curiosity in a wide variety of things, e.g., being with his family, learning his faith, reading, music, traveling, stamp collecting, walking and helping others.

A funeral service will be celebrated on Wednesday September 19, 2018 1 PM at St. Mary’s of the Presentation Catholic Church, 202 S. Broad St. Suffolk, VA with Father Emmanuel Mensah officiating. Burial will be private at a later date in Newman Memorial Cemetery.  A visitation will be held Tuesday September 18th  from 6 to 7:30 PM at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory 509 W. Washington St. Suffolk, VA. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the United Church Foundation Homes and Services Foundation/ Outdoor Recreational Park at 100 Anna Goode Way Suffolk, VA 23434. Condolences may be offered at

The family would like to thank Sentara Cardiology Association of Norfolk, Dr. Michael Abu-Absi, Interum Hospice and Dr. Pramod Malik.

He would say, “While the worst many of us have is wonderful, may peace and justice come to the least among us sooner than later. Think about it and do something!”

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R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home
509 W Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States

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St. Mary's of the Presentation Catholic Church
202 S. Broad St.
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States


We are so sorry for your loss. If we can help in any way, please let us know.
God Bless and may the Lord bless your family.

Steve & Shelley Jones

Sending our love to your entire family. We will hold you in our prayers during this tender time.

Greg, Mary Ann, and Joe Taylor

Marie, thinking of you and your dear family during these difficult days. May you always find peace and comfort in the wonderful memories of Conrad. I certainly have special memories of the Haas family as a child. Warm hugs and my love....

Edna-Brooks S. Wilson

So sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Debra and James smith

We are so sorry to hear about Conrad's passing. Our thoughts are with you. Joseph and Nancy Verdirame

Nancy C Verdirame

Dear Marie and family, As you know I've known Conrad since, well, before I was born because our parents were friends. You all have been part of our family and my life since day one. Spending my summers at the farm with Ann and Conrad are memories that I will always cherish. Conrad will be missed here on earth but I'm sure he is playing one heck of a game of croquet up there...having a ball and and having no pain...and of course winning every game...who can argue with an angel?

Cam Yacobi

We are so sorry for the loss. Praying for you all. Love.
Steven, Amanda, and the boys

Steven Smith and family

My prayers are with you and your family. May your loving memories and your faith in God give you strength for the coming days.

Penny Gardner

Thinking of you and wishing you all moments of peace and comfort.

Bob Briggs

My sincere condolences goes out to the family during this difficult time. May you find a measure of comfort in God's promise at Revelation 21:3,4 where we look forward to a time when there will be no more pain and death any more.  For additional comfort please visit this website:….


Dear Marie and family, I was saddened to hear of Conrad's death but am relieved to know that you were able to be with him and that he is now free of pain. I still remember your 25th anniversary at the farm in Suffolk, and all the statues of St. Conrad that Frances had collected and placed around the house. I remembered Conrad in celebrating Mass yesterday morning here at St. Conrad friary ... Where else?! You all continue in my heart and prayers. May our Lord give you peace!

Francis X Yacobi

So sorry for the loss of your father/grandfather.
Sending prayers to you and your family.

Teresa, Bill, Kate and Natalie

To the family of Conrad Haas,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear loved; please accept my condolences. May you find comfort by drawing close to God in prayer because, as the Bible promises, “he will sustain you” during this difficult time. - Psalm 55:22

S. Fields

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