Obituary of Kenneth W. Haas
Kenneth W. Haas
Olean, NY Kenneth W. Haas of 132 N. Union St. passed away Friday (April 26, 2019) at the Olean General Hospital following a short illness.
Born June 28, 1946 in Salamanca he was the son of George L. and Matilda Flick Haas.
Ken was raised in Salamanca but spent most of his adult life in Olean. He previously worked as a porter in the food service division at St. Bonaventure University. He loved being a part of the University family.
He attended the Linwood Center and cherished his time with his beloved friends and neighbors whom he considered family. He was especially fond of the staff that in his words "took such good care of him."
Ken had a heart of gold and loved everyone that he met. He had a love for music and enjoyed singing. For a time he sang with the Barbershoppers in Olean. He was known for his sense of fashion, often wearing his fur coat, and adorned with jewelry. He was never seen without fingers full of rings or a neck full of sparkles. He loved his country and was a patriotic man. He was often dressed from head to toe in red, white and blue. Being an American was a sense of pride for him. He was a man who knew what he liked and wasn't afraid to let the world know it.
He loved flowers and spent many hours doing arrangements to decorate his home. He also decorated for all the different seasons. When you met Ken, you were a friend for life. He had a wonderful sense of humor, a keen wit, and he simply loved life and everyone he had the pleasure of meeting. He will be sadly missed and the Linwood Center will not be the same without "the Ambassador of Linwood."
In addition to his "family" at Linwood and the Olean House Apartments, he is survived by nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by a half brother Fred Flick on January 1, 2018.
A funeral service was held Tuesday (April 30, 2019) at 10am at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, Olean. Burial was in Wildwood Cemetery, Salamanca.
Memorials may be made to the Linwood Adult Day Care Center, 3799 S. Nine Mile Rd. Allegany, NY 14706. Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.