CHARLES A. "BUD" HAASE, SR.
Bud Haase, 90, of Carillon Crossing, formerly of Brandywood, Wilmington, DE, passed away at home on February 12, 2017.
Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of Mary E. Haase and F. Albert Haase. Subject to World War II draft six months prior to completing high school, he entered and served twenty-four months sea time in the U.S. Maritime Service in both the Atlantic and Pacific theatres. Following his service to our country, Bud completed high school requirements and entered Loyola College in Baltimore from which he graduated as a chemistry major in three years. Upon graduation, according to him, he made the best decision of his life by marrying Lillian Kennedy on July 30, 1950. Bud then graduated from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and later the University of Maryland Law School. During a portion of this time, he also served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force Reserve Medical Service Corp. Following law school he served as a Patent Examiner in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C. before entering corporate legal practice. He retired in 1991 as a corporate legal counsel for which is now Astra Zeneca Pharmaceutical Company in Wilmington, DE. Bud and Lil retired in Ocean City, MD along with brother Bob and wife Bette. After fifteen very enjoyable years in O.C., they relocated back to Wilmington to be more accessible to their children and services.
He was predeceased in 2014 by his wife of 64 years, Lillian K. Haase; and is survived by their three children: Ellen K. Jochen (Albert) of Milwaukee, WI; Charles A. Haase, Jr. of Newark, DE; and Mary Carol Flewelling (Scot) of Trumbull, CT; and 7 grandchildren: Kerry, Katie, Eric and Andrew Jochen; and Kate, Bryan and Kevin Flewelling. He was also preceded in death by 3 brothers: older brothers, Dr. J. Henry Haase of Baltimore, MD and Dr. F. Robert Haase of Toms River, N.J. and younger brother F. Albert Haase, Jr. who died in early childhood.
A visitation will be held from 10-11am, followed at 11am by a funeral service, on Saturday, February 18 at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Talleyville (Route 202, south of Silverside Rd.). Entombment will be held privately at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens & Mausoleum, Timonium, MD. The family suggests honoring the memory of Charles A. Haase by sending a contribution to the American Diabetes Association, 150 Monument Rd., Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004. Messages of condolence may be sent to www.mccreryandharra.com