William Don Haas

William Don Haas was born September 25, 1953 in Orlando, Florida to Ernest and Thelma Haas at Orange Memorial Hospital.

He is a true native Floridian. He attended Azalea Park Elementary School, Jackson Middle School and graduated high school from Colonial High School. Bill’s love for baseball began at an early age. When he was 8 years old he began playing little league baseball for the Azalea Park Little League. Bill also played high school baseball at Colonial High School and received many awards for his speed in stealing bases and his skills playing second base and shortstop.

Bill was also a recipient of All County awards for running track as well. Once Bill aged out of Little League Baseball, he continued playing baseball with Big League Azalea Park. He played in and won the Big League World Series in 1972 and received many awards for his accomplishments. He shared his baseball passion with his children, Danny and Kimberly who both played little league baseball/softball and High School as well. You could always find Bill at the ballpark – both as a parent and a coach.

He coached both of his children’s teams for many years. Bill also received many awards for his dedication to Azalea Park Little League and Union Park Little League. You would find him at the fields every Saturday – coaching, umpiring or working to keep the fields mowed and cleaned.

A celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 17, at 11:00 a.m. at Dover Shores Baptist Church, located at 551 Gaston Foster Road in Orlando.

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