The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

June 25, 2013

Bruce R. “Puss” Haas, 88, Hebe

The Daily Item

— HEBE — Bruce Richard “Puss” Haas, 88, formerly of Hebe and most recently living at Nottingham Village, Northumberland, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Nottingham.

He was born April 8, 1925, in Red Cross, a son of the late William H. and Katie E. (Hoffman) Haas. On Dec. 14, 1952, he married the former Margaret Kieffer, who survives. They celebrated 60 years of marriage.

Bruce graduated from Herndon High School as valedictorian.

He was employed by Kauffman Mechanical Inc., working as a pipefitter and plumber.

He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Red Cross, and the Local 520 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union of Harrisburg.

Bruce enjoyed woodworking, hunting and gardening, and he will be remembered as a “jack of all trades.”

In addition to his wife, he is survived by several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Dr. Melvin E. Haas, and one sister, Clara A. Kahler.

A viewing will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday at Himmel’s Church, Rebuck, where the funeral will follow at 11 with the Rev. Glen Keidel officiating.

Interment will follow in Himmel’s Cemetery.

Contributions in Bruce’s memory may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Red Cross, c/o Mae Lesher, 1242 Creek Road, Dornsife, PA 17823, or to Himmel’s Church, 107 Covered Bridge Road, Dornsife, PA 17823.

The Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home, Klingerstown, has charge of the arrangements. To sign the online guest book, visit