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John P. DeHaas

May 30, 1932 October 23, 2019
John P. DeHaas
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Obituary for John P. DeHaas

John P. DeHaas, 87, 411 North Fourth Street, Gettysburg, PA died Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Gettysburg Center.

He was born May 30, 1932 in Beach Creek, PA the son of the late Clyde and Dorothy Williams DeHaas. John is survived by his wife, Patsy Breighner DeHaas.

John is a long time member of St. James Lutheran Church where he sang in the choir for over 40 years. He also served many years on the church council and was involved with organizing the church choir trip to Europe. He was a 1950 graduate of Gettysburg High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1952 until 1955. For 46 years he was employed at Fisher Auto Parts delivering parts to various garages in the area. On two different occasions, John served on Gettysburg Borough Council. During his time on council the Gettysburg Hotel was restored and the Parking Deck was built. Mr. DeHaas was a 64 year member of the Gettysburg Fire Company where at various times he held the office of President, Vice-President and Secretary. For many years, John was the cook at the Fire Company Carnival as well as working with his good friend, Bob Heyser to handle many of the banquets at the Fire Hall. John was a Washington National fan and is hopefully watching the World Series from above. He also enjoyed watching his grandchildren and their various endeavors.

In addition to his wife John is survived by a son, J. Philip DeHaas, Jr. of Gettysburg, PA, three daughters; Judith L. DeHaas of Gettysburg, PA, Candace L. Kuhn of Mt. Alto, PA, Debra A. Fleet and her husband Jim of Gettysburg, PA, eight grandchildren; Ron Slaybaugh, Chad Steinour, Jamie Fleet, Heather Fleet, Jessica Allen, Alex DeHaas, Colin DeHaas, Christopher Moody, nine great grandchildren, a brother, William C. DeHaas of Gettysburg, PA and a sister, Louise Devitt of Penn Valley, CA.

Funeral services will be held, Monday, October 28, 2019 at St. James Lutheran Church at 11:00 AM with Rev. Michael Allwein and Rev. Andrew Geib officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. There will be a viewing at the church on Monday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. Memorials can be made to St. James Lutheran Church, 109 York Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325 or the Gettysburg Fire Company, 35 North Stratton Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325.

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Visitation

Monday

28

Oct

10:00 AM 10/28/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/28/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. James Lutheran Church

109 York St.
Gettysburg, PA

St. James Lutheran Church
109 York St. Gettysburg PA
United States

Service

Monday

28

Oct

11:00 AM 10/28/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. James Lutheran Church

109 York St.
Gettysburg, PA

St. James Lutheran Church
109 York St. Gettysburg PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Evergreen Cemetery Final Resting Place

799 Baltimore St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325

799 Baltimore St. Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States
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