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James E. Haas
James E. Haas, age 74, of 1263 White Hall Road, Turbotville, died unexpectedly at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday April 28, 2021 at his home.
Born in Mahoning Township on February 7, 1947, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Gladys M. (Long) Haas. He graduated from Danville High School in 1965. He resided in the Lightstreet area for many years before moving to his current home in Anthony Township in 2005.
He was employed at the Press Enterprise for many years where he supervised carriers; worked on publishing the Underwater USA and last as manager of radio station WCNR. He and his wife purchased the Jerseytown Tavern in 2001 and operated it until his retirement in 2012.
Jim was an active boy scout and later a boy scout leader, earning both the Eagles Scout and Silver Beaver Awards. He was a long-time member of the Bloomsburg Rotary Club and served the organization as president.
He was a music lover, played the bass and also sang the blues. He loved to hunt and fish and was an avid New York Mets and Williamsport Crosscutters fan.
Preceding him in death in addition to his parents was a son Michael Haas in 1990 and a brother Larry Haas on May 28, 2010.
Surviving is his wife, the former Carol A. Yohey, with whom he observed his 35th wedding anniversary on October 5, 2020; a daughter Annie, wife of Scott McCarty of Millville; grandpups Max and Greta; a brother, Steven W. Haas and a sister Deborah K. Aquino both of Danville.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 2:00 PM in the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market Street, Bloomsburg. Friends may call from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Interment will follow in Creveling Cemetery, Almedia. A reception will follow.
The family will provide flowers. Memorials may be sent to the Columbia-Montour Council, Boy Scouts of America: 5 Audubon Court., Bloomsburg, PA 17815.
So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a great person. I have fond memories of him with the Waukesha Dancers years ago and all of the pow wow's we attended with the group. He will be sadly missed.
Michelle Buck Apr 30 2021 12:00 AM
Thank you to James for all his work/accomplishments in Scouting. My father (Howard Girton, Troop 30) thought very highly of his leadership in the community.
David Girton Apr 30 2021 12:00 AM
Jim was the best scout master of all times. Even when I was in my 50's my brothers and I would go and visit him at the tavern. DId a 50 miler with Jim an Philmont Scout Ranch 1970. Wonder man and leader, gave his heart to the boy scouts. Mark Leiby Troop 47 Danville
Mark Apr 30 2021 12:00 AM
Jim was the best scout master ever, did a fifty milers with him as a scout at Philmont back in 1970.
Mark Leiby Troop 47 Danville
Mark Apr 30 2021 12:00 AM
I'm so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Jim was a huge influence in my life and I have tons of great memories of our time together in scouting. I will miss him so much.
Tom Black Apr 30 2021 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of James Haas
Cuffyschmidt Apr 30 2021 12:00 AM
Carol and Annie and family - we were so sorry to hear of Jims passing. As Abby said when I told her this morning He was a really nice man. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Patti and Jeff Burkland
Patti and Jeff Burkland Apr 29 2021 12:00 AM