In Memory of Raymond "Stub" Haggas, Jr.

July 31, 1924 - February 26, 2023

Resided in Whitesboro, NY


Private Visitation


Private Service


Private Cemetery


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Raymond "Stub" Haggas, Jr., 98, of Whitesboro, passed away on February 26, 2023, at The Masonic Care Community. Born on July 31, I924, in the Town of Kirkland, he was the son of the late Raymond Haggas Sr. and Ruth Phillips Haggas. He graduated from New Hartford Central School and attended Utica College. He married Margaret Bennett in 1946 at the New Hartford United Methodist Church.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the United States Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater, Western Caroline Islands, Okinawa and the occupation of Japan, as a member of VMF(N) 542, one of the first U.S. Marine night fighter pilot squadrons. Following his service to his country, he was employed with the New York Telephone Company for 39 years. He was a member of Amicable Lodge No. 664, Free and Accepted Masons, New Hartford since 1947, New Hartford American Legion Post 1376, the Herthum Heights Association since 1952, and also was a member of several Marine Corps organizations, including The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, Quantico, VA. He was a former member of the Disabled American Veterans, the Crestwood Golf Club and the Skenandoa Golf Club, and was a former Utica City Amateur golf champion.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Margaret, in 2006, and by his brothers, Walter M. Haggas and Adelbert Haggas, his brother in law, James Finkle, and his very good friend, Don Youlen. Survivors include his two sons and daughters in law, Jeffrey and Carol, and Stephen and Patricia; his grandchildren, Joshua, Meghan, Zachary, Casey and Corey; his sister, Dona Finkle, his sister in law, Betty Haggas, and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

At Stub's request, there will be no calling hours. Arrangements are through Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral and Cremation Services, 13 Oxford Rd., New Hartford, NY. Burial will be at Quantico National Cemetery, 18424 Joplin Rd., Route 619, Triangle, VA, at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Stub's memory may be made to either the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Blvd., Suite 102, PMB 609, Oceanside, CA 92057, or The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, 3800 Fettler Park Drive, Suite I 04, Dumfries, VA 22025.

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