George Robert Haas, formerly of Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at his new home in Las Vegas on Oct. 14. He was 91.
A Chicago native, George graduated from Schurz High School and attended North Park University. After serving in both the Army and Navy, George worked as a sales rep for Lufthansa Airlines.
George participated in and enjoyed his life as a leather man since 1948. Attending the International Mr. Leather competition with three generations of his family was a highlight for him and his loved ones.
A recent crowning achievement was calling President Donald J. Trump an "asshole" while being interviewed about his life as a gay veteran for a podcast: http://sunnymegatron.com/gay-1940s-chicago/?fbclid=IwAR0kj11WH3JzUxwvAkzOQQCAXtDnFP8KogykrRPLN-GFwOzz4_bYzagkLv8
Vodka O' Clock ( 5:30 p.m. ) was his favorite time of day, when he enjoyed a pre-dinner Cape Cod on the rocks with a slice of lime.
George's greatest passion was travel, and he journeyed to more than 30 countries.
He was the beloved son of the late George Haas and Elizabeth Balogh Haas; and the herished cousin ( "Uncle George" ) of Sunshine ( Kenneth Berg ) Lehmann and their children, Sydney Lehmann-Secor and Faye Georgette Connolly, all of Las Vegas.
Private interment of cremated remains at Maryhill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to AIDSUnited.org .
Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois, 773-281-5058 or Cremation-Society.com .