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Marin Independent Journal
Wednesday, December 19, 2001


Dr. Alvin Samuel Haag
Born in Wilmot, South Dakota in 1905, where he lived in a sod house. He grew up in Galveston, Texas where he earned the first Eagle Scout award for the state of Texas. Al, a long time resident of Belvedere, died December 15, 2001 at Aldersley Retirement Home. He graduated from Hobart College and received advanced degrees from Evangelical Theological Seminary, Colgate Rochester Divinity School, and received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Boston University. He served as Dean of Humanities at University of Redlands and taught at the American University of Beirut, San Francisco State and North Texas State. At the age of 70, he was ordained an Episcopal priest and served as a non-stipendiary priest at St. Stephen's Church for 20 years. He donated quality time and was a benefactor to Ritter House, and Friends of Arequipa. He served as President of the Marin Mental Health Association and was an honorary member of the Tiburon Rotary Club. His love of sailing led to many successes on the Bay, and an active participation in the San Francisco Yacht Club. He was supportive to the junior sailing program and he was the inspiration to his grandson, Russ Silvestri, who went on to compete in the America's Cup and the Olympics. He is survived by Idella Haag, his wife of 41 years who currently resides at Aldersley. He is also survived by his son, Dr. David Haag, a pediatric dentist in Irvine, CA; his daughter, Shirley Silvestri of Tiburon; his grandsons Michael Haag of Malden, MA; Steven Haag of Flagstaff AZ; Robert Haag of Brookline, MA; Russ Silvestri of San Francisco; granddaughter Laura Partridge of Truckee CA; Steven Haag of Anaheim, CA; Lauren Haag of Huntington Beach, CA., and seven great grandchildren. Memorial Service will be held at St. Stephen's Parish in Belvedere on Thursday, December 20th at 1:30 PM. Contributions in Al's memory may be made to St. Stephen's Church, 3 Bayview Avenue, Belvedere, CA 94920.




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