John “Dave” Haas ’53

John “Dave” Haas ’53 of Palm Desert,
California, reports that at age 85 he is in good
health; plays some golf; and teaches in a program
for students 55 or older, called OSHER. He
writes that he just had a brother-in-law pass away
at age 87 (attended Hope but did not graduate;
lived his entire life except for army service
in Holland; and was a Korean War veteran,
infantry). John’s ex-wife lives in Holland, where
she was born and raised. She also attended Hope
but graduated from Utah State University. He
notes that they are great friends and always
will be. John was a Cosmopolitan and misses
fraternity brothers who have died or are disabled.

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