HAAS, Dr. Kenneth B. Kalamazoo, MI Dr. Haas passed away Tuesday morning December 13, 2016 in Bloomingdale, MI at the age of 88. Dr. Haas began his professional training at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., which he entered as a special student at 16 years of age. His veterinary training was at The Ohio State University, at Columbus Ohio. While there, he was Assistant Editor, then Editor of The Speculum, the publication of the Gamma Chapter of Omega Tau Sigma, a veterinary fraternity. When the fraternity donated the publication to the Veterinary College, Dr. Haas assisted in transition and was retained as Editor. He was the first veterinary student to receive The Speculum Award for his service to the college. He entered small animal practice in Chicago, Illinois, and published a number of clinical articles and co-authored Business Practices In Veterinary Medicine with his father, Dr. Kenneth B. Haas, Sr. As a result of his association with the editor and publisher, Dr. Robert L. Anderes, Veterinary Medicine Corporation, Dr. Haas was offered a position with the magazine and moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where he served as Assistant Editor to Dr. Anderes. He later moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan to begin a long affiliation with Western Michigan University and The Upjohn Company. He completed his postdoctoral studies at the University in 1961, receiving a Master Of Arts degree in biology, with specialization in public health. His thesis concerned an oral conceptive in the dog. Dr. Haas was author or co-author of more than 200 lay and professional publications and pamphlets. He contributed a chapter to Dr. Selman A. Waksman's book Neomycin. He became affiliated with the Physician Assistants Program at Western Michigan University. In that capacity, he wrote books on anatomy, arthrology, radiology, geriatrics, and pathology. He served as co-author of a series of monographs on Drug and Substance Abuse. In recognition of his efforts on behalf of physician assistants, he twice received the William Birch Award. He exerted sustained influence on physician assistant education for a number of years. Dr. Haas was active in the Lions, Elks, and Toastmasters. At the outbreak of the Korean conflict, he was commissioned First Lieutenant in the Veterinary Corps. Dr. Haas was respected by associates and students for dedication to his work and his students. Dr. Haas leaves behind his loving wife Rae and children Kenneth, Patricia, and Susan, his granddaughter Frannie, and brother Noel. Private services and burial will be held at a later date. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be directed to the American Veterinary Medical History Society, 23 Wedgewood Dr., Ithaca, NY 14850-1064. The family would like to thank the staff of Meadow Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Bronson Hospital, and Hospice of South West Michigan. Please visit Ken's webpage for an online guestbook or to leave a condolence: www.langelands.com. Arrangements were made by the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St.