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Henry George Haab
March 7, 1932 ~ December 17, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
Henry George Haab, born in Rockville Centre, NY, passed peacefully on Sunday, December 17, 2023. He was 91 years old. He leaves behind his sons, Russell (Lynn) and Richard (Nancy), and daughter Alison Corell (Kurt) and eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Alice Ann (Arnold), his brother Albert, and his companion Gertrude Shepley. A 1951 graduate of South Side High School in Rockville Centre, he served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He worked as a Pattern Makers apprentice and later worked for the many iterations of the phone company starting as a Splicer’s Helper until he retired as an Operations Manager for Verizon in 1990. In retirement he was an active member and a President of The Telephone Pioneers. He was a volunteer firefighter for many years serving in the Rockville Centre and Wantagh Fire Departments on Long Island, NY, and the Pocono Summit Fire Company in Pennsylvania. While serving he was a Lieutenant and Captain. He served with the Monroe County Fire Police for several years after he could no longer serve as a firefighter. He was active in the churches he belonged to; serving on council and as chair of the property committees along with other assorted roles. He was active in the Boy Scouts as a troop leader, Merit Badge Counselor, and Explorer Leader. He earned the Vigil Honor in the Order of the Arrow, the Lamb Award, and the Silver Beaver Award. He was a woodworker throughout his life. He made many pieces of furniture and even built a Blue Jay sailboat in the garage. He was a member of the Power Squadron and the Lindenhurst Yacht Club and served as the Race Committee Chair for many years. He made many clocks for wedding presents to family and even made three Grandfather clocks as his children’s wedding gifts. A service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1308 Mt. Holly Road, Burlington, NJ 08016. The Service will begin at 11:00 AM. A calling hour will begin at 10:00 AM. There will be a luncheon following the service at the church. All are welcome to attend. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, 3384 Island Road, Wantagh, NY 11793, Faith Lutheran Church, PO Box 228, Blakeslee, PA 18610, or your local volunteer Fire Company.