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Celebration of Life to be held in 2021

Larry "Pops" Haas ,72, left us on Thursday, October 29th 2020 after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia, but most importantly, he lived a full life of love, fun and shenanigans.  Larry was born in Staten Island, NY to Albert and Ursula Haas. The family lived in Norfolk after his father retired from the Navy, and later, Larry and his wife moved to Newport News where he started his family, 36 years ago. He retired from the Virginian-Pilot after 39 years of loyal service. He loved the mountains, camping and hiking, his friends, his family, books, live music, and a good cold beer.  He had a gentle spirit and strong sense of spirituality and regularly volunteered with the Unity Church.  Larry and Susan loved to travel all over the country especially the Blue Ridge Parkway and Appalachian Trail, with the Cayman Islands and Ireland being a couple of their favorite destinations.  His love for the Redskins, Dodgers and Celtics, also was passed down to future generations.

He is survived by his amazing and loving wife, of 42 years, Susan; his sons, Alex Haas and Casey Haas (Katie); daughter, Brandon Almberg; his grandsons, Jackson Haas and Harlan Haas; sister, Diane Adams (Jason); brother, James Haas (Phyllis); sister-in-law, Rita Lupton (Fred); nieces, Courtney Fitzpatrick (Michael), Felicia Downing (Paul); nephew, Jacob Lupton (Joann) and trusted sidekick, Magic. The family would like to thank all of his amazing caregivers who turned into family and friends; Sydnie, Sarah, Carla, Darlene and Fletcher.  We thank, as well, the Sentara Hospice staff, especially Amanda, Barbara, Braunda and Karen.  The amount of love everyone has shown to our family has been immeasurable.

Due to Covid, there will not be any service at this time. There will be a Celebration of Life in 2021.  Please leave all messages and condolences through the Weymouth Funeral Home website.

If Larry could leave you with any bit of advice,  it would be: don't stand too close to the campfire if you're not wearing underwear because the zipper gets hot and don't ever, under any circumstance, burn your marshmallow.  It's supposed to have an even light brown burn until it almost falls off the stick.  We love you, Pops, and we will forever pass down your love through our sons, the way you taught us.

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#6 Syd/John Newbauer 2020-11-02 21:55
May you find the strength and courage you need during this trying time.
#5 The Dillons 2020-11-02 21:21
Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Larry. May loving memories and the sympathy of friends and family bring you comfort. We pray that Larry's soul rest in God's peace. With much love from us to you..
Terri and Gordon Dillon
#4 Paul / Regina Watson 2020-11-02 03:51
Susan and Family, So sadden to hear of Larry's passing. Such a good neighbor for so many years. May you find peace at this time knowing others care.
#3 Cindy Challoner 2020-11-01 16:02
Susan, Alex, Casey, and family, your journey with Larry was long and filled with love ... even to others from afar. May God’s love surround you and memories sustain you as you grieve Larry’s passing. I am deeply saddened by your loss. Hugs, Cindy (Challoner) Baker
#2 John Vineyard 2020-11-01 14:37
Very sorry to hear of Larry's passing.
I enjoyed working with him at The Pilot
He once inquire if I liked camping and where,I said i did like camping at the Holiday Inn
#1 Laura Shaw 2020-10-30 21:38
Sending you all the love and peace that I have. Larry was a remarkable man and a joy to have had in my life.
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