Henry A. Haase of Sleepy Hollow died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. Born to the late Rudolph and Annemarie Haase, on Sept. 25, 1944 in the Bronx,he was a family man through and through. He grew up in Peekskill, graduated from Hendrick Hudson High School in 1962 and went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree from Franklin and Marshall in Lancaster, Pa.
After graduation, Henry went on to teach for more than a decade, ending his career in education at Peekskill’s Hillcrest.
Wanting to pursue a more artistic and creative career, Henry started his own silkscreening business. For decades, he honed his craft moving from apparel to fine art, including creating serigraphs of local historic sites, some of which earned awards. In his retired years, he was a mentor for aspiring silk-screeners.
He was married to his wife and soulmate, the former Dorothy Horvath, for 41 years. Together, they traveled near and far, but their favorite destinations were Atlantic City and New Orleans. Henry was the biggest supporter of both his daughters, participating in any and every endeavor they asked of him. Henry’s loving, authentic and genuine personality cultivated countless and long-lasting friendships everywhere he went.
Henry was a TNT coach for his daughter’s softball team for several years. He was an associate member of TTFD Hope Hose Co. No. 1 for nearly 30 years serving on several committees. For 20 years, he was a parishioner at the Church of the Magdalene in Pocantico Hills.
At a young age, Henry was a faithful member of the Civil Air Patrol. He was a dedicated NY Giants and Yankees fan, but perhaps an even bigger Elvis fan, evident in his unique and large collection of memorabilia.
In addition to his wife, Henry is survived by his daughters, Kristianna Haase (Jason) of Syracuse; and Sarah Haase, of Sleepy Hollow; three grandchildren, William Henry, Scarlet and Stella; a great granddaughter, Grace; brother, Rudolph Haase (Maryanne), of Beacon; sister, Annemarie Haase, of Binghamton; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral Mass and memorial service will be planned for a later date.
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