Peter Guenther Josef Haase, 77, passed away peacefully at his home in Cary on Monday morning, March 30, surrounded by family. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Judith; along with two children; Steffanie Haase of North Bergen, NJ, and Eric and Brandi Haase of Durham, NC; a brother; Alexander Haase of New Smyrna Beach, FL; and a niece; Kellie Yancey of Tampa, FL.
Born on July 26, 1937, in Berlin, Germany, Peter was the son of the late Maria and Guenther Haase. He spent his adolescence in Berlin, Dresden, and Frankfort before relocating to Buffalo, NY, where Peter attended Amherst H.S. (setting soccer scoring records) and the University of Buffalo, where he earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a masters degree in business administration. He was a veteran of the US Air Force and enjoyed a long and prosperous career with New York Telephone.
Peter's hobbies included reading, playing cards, travel, and anything having to do with the Buffalo Bills.
A memorial service will be announced in the coming weeks. The family requests that donations in Peter's memory be made to the UNC Oncology Department and/or Transitions LifeCare of Raleigh, NC, both of whom treated Peter with the utmost care and respect.