Patrick Michael Haas, age 60, of Madison, Alabama, passed away on February 9, 2019, at home with his family by his side.
Pat was born October 5, 1958 in Dayton, Ohio. He grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana. He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Civil Engineering. Pat worked 37 years for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He worked in several leadership positions including Louisville District Area Engineer, Chief Project Engineer Columbus Ohio, Resident Engineer at Scott Air Force Base, Construction Division Chief of the South District in Iraq, Resident Engineer of the Chemical Weapons Destruction Facility in Newport Indiana, Director of Chemical Demilitarization, and Systems Engineering Division Chief of Huntsville Center. His engineering and construction expertise aided in the success of major programs such as Iraq reconstruction, Puerto Rico power restoration after Hurricane Maria, Hurricane Andrew restoration, Ballistic Missile Defense, military medical construction, chemical destruction, facility repair and renewal for Installation Support Programs directly supporting the war-fighter. Pat’s hard work, attention to detail, dedication and servant leadership were influential and highly regarded in each position.
Pat was a humble man of faith who loved to spend time with his family. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He shared his handyman talents by volunteering for many service projects to aid the community. His biggest loves were God, his family, his church, beach vacations, Indianapolis Colts, and Alabama Crimson Tide football. His hobbies included watching sports on TV, golfing, listening to country music, reading, working out at the YMCA and fixing anything and everything. He was a talented fixer upper before HGTV was popular. Pat was a people person and will always be known for his sense of humor and his ability to know no stranger. Pat persevered in his fight against cancer and never complained. He was a true champion and hero.
Pat is survived by his beloved wife of 32 years, Maureen, and his dearly loved daughters, Amanda and Emily. He is also survived by his father, James Haas of Indianapolis, IN, his sister Theresa Bonar of Carmel, IN (Rick), his brother Mark Haas of Pittsburgh, PA, and his brother Christopher Haas (Romney) of The Woodands, TX. He was also loved as a brother by Maureen’s six brothers. He has many cherished nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rosemary Haas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the St. John the Baptist Building Fund
1055 Hughes Road. Madison, AL 35758.