Dr. Joseph Arthur Haas, age 75, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Atlanta.
Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Atlanta, he graduated in 1960 from the Westminster Schools, where he was captain of the tennis team and a star wrestler. Joe earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University. After completing his residency and serving in the U.S. Army as a major at Landstuhl Army Hospital in Germany, Joe moved his family back to Atlanta and practiced urology for many years. He enjoyed tennis, swimming, kayaking, biking, antiquing, fixing things around the house and going fishing with his grandsons.
He was predeceased by his wife of 36 years, Annette Patoff Haas; his parents, Jacob and Lillian Haas; and his father-in-law, Bernard Patoff. He is survived by his wife, Emilie Posner; his daughters, Danielle Haas-Laursen (Kirk), Deni-Kay Freier (Jason) and Alyson Denisof (Alexis); grandchildren Katie, Chloe, Gregory, Zoie, Zachary, Satyana and Keeva; and his mother-in-law, Clara Patoff Fox.
Please sign the online guestbook at dresslerjewishfunerals.com. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at The Temple, 1589 Peachtree St., Atlanta. The family will be receiving guests at The Temple after the memorial service. Shiva will be held Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at Joe and Emilie’s house. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Weinstein Hospice or The Temple Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.