Charles S. Haas III

Waterman, floral designer

November 22, 2006

Charles Stanley Haas III, a former waterman and freelance floral designer, died of cancer and heart failure Nov. 15 at his Glen Burnie home. He was 46.

Mr. Haas was born in Baltimore and raised in Arnold. He was a 1978 graduate of Severna Park High School.

He was a third-generation waterman at Haas Seafood in Arnold, a family-owned business that dates to the early 1930s.

In the late 1980s, he turned from working as a waterman and established Special Occasion Florist. After selling the business to Benfield Florist in 1990, he continued working as a floral designer for several years until going out on his own.

He was a gourmet cook and was known for his crab cakes, family members said.

Mr. Haas was a member of the Annapolis Elks Lodge and a communicant of the Roman Catholic Church of the Crucifixion in Glen Burnie, where he enjoyed catering events. He was a member of the church's Communion of Saints and the Knights of Columbus.

His funeral Mass was offered there Monday.

Surviving are a brother, David L. Webb of Wilmington, N.C.; three sisters, Monica A. Haas, Catherine M. Haas and Donna E. Randazzo, all of Arnold; and several nieces and nephews.

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