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Friday, October 24, 2014
She helped and advocated for others
Lifelong Inwood resident Fredda Haas dies
Courtesy Stephanie Haas
Lifelong Inwood resident Fredda Haas was a “doer” who helped connect people to needed services and served as their advocate.

Lifelong Inwood resident Fredda Haas died on Sept. 20. She was 62.

After graduating from Far Rockaway High School, Haas continued her education and received a bachelor’s in Accounting. She worked for West Lawrence Care Center in Far Rockaway for 13 years before retiring 15 years ago, according to her daughter Stephanie.

Though Haas was not affiliated with any religious organizations, she was a member of Congregation Shaaray Tefila when it was located in Far Rockaway. It is now on Central Avenue in Lawrence.

Stephanie said, her mother suffered an injury at work, decided to retire, but continued dedicating her life to assisting others in obtaining services and programs such as unemployment and worker’s compensation. “If she had any friends who needed help she would call whoever she had to and connect people with the services they needed,” Stephanie said. “She wanted to volunteer but she couldn’t so she helped people by making calls and advocating for them.”

Haas is survived by her daughter, Stephanie, son, Philip, and granddaughter Eleanor. Her husband, Francis, predeceased her.

Services were held on Sept. 23 at Boulevard-Riverside Chapels in Hewlett and Haas was interred at Beth David Cemetery in Elmont.

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