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John R. Haag, 53, a civil engineer with the state Department of Transportation, died Saturday (Jan. 29, 2000) in his Kenmore home after a long illness.

He was born in Buffalo and graduated from Cardinal Dougherty High School in 1964. He graduated from the University of Buffalo with a degree in civil engineering.

Haag worked for a short time as an orderly in the former E.J. Meyer Memorial Hospital before going to work for the Department of Transportation's Civil Engineering Department. Projects in which he participated included the Southern Tier Expressway, Buffalo Skyway and Lockport Expressway.

He was a member of the Professional Engineers Federation.

Survivors include his wife, the former Katherine E. Mang; a daughter, Sarah of Kenmore; his mother, Mary Long Venator of Amherst; and two sisters, Marilyn Carlson of North Tonawanda and Karen Kelley of Getzville.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 9:15 a.m. Tuesday in St. Paul's Catholic Church, Delaware Avenue at Victoria Boulevard, Kenmore. Prayers will be said at 8:45 in D. Lawrence Ginnane Funeral Home, 3215 Delaware Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Burial will be in White Chapel Cemetery, Amherst.


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