LAWRENCE JOSEPH HAAS, 59, of Gallipolis, Ohio, died at home on April 13, 2021. He was born on December 21, 1961 in Ironton, Ohio. 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, Ohio in 1980 and then attended Marshall University, Huntington, W.Va .; Ohio University, Athens, Ohio; Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, where he graduated from Respiratory Therapy with a Bachelor of Science in Allied Medical Professions in 1985 and worked there until 1989. He then attended and graduated from the Christ Hospital School for Perfusion Science in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA in 1992. He returned to Ironton to take care of his father. He worked as a certified clinical perfusionist at St. Mary’s Medical Center until his retirement in 2015. His wife Lee Ann Baker-Haas survived him. Daughter Heather Baker; Sisters, Barbie Staggs and Carolyn (Eric) Edwards; Brother-in-law 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 and stayed active in the Catholic community as long as possible. He enjoyed learning to read, teaching, riding bikes, exercising, and spending time with his precious cats. Due to COVID-19, a funeral liturgy and mass will be held for the family only. The funeral will take place on Catholic cemetery on St. Rt. 141 in Gallipolis. A commemorative mass will take place on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. St. Louis Catholic Church, Gallipolis. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Catholic service, Billy Two Shoes, the St. Louis Catholic Church, or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are made by Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. You can find online guest registration at www.waugh-halley-wood.com.
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