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Haff, John J. Jr.

John J. Haff U.S. Army WWII
John J. Haff U.S. Army WWII

Date of Birth: 3/24/1905
Died On: Jan. 18, 1954
Street Address: 18 Webster Pla ce
Service Number: 20104834
Branch of Service: U.S. Army - 43rd Infantry Division

Veteran Code: USARMY-266

John J. Haff was born in Connecticut in 1910. In Rye his family lived at 18 Webster Pla ce and were members of the Church of the Resurrection. John enlisted and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

JOHN J. HAFF, JR. M-Sgt. John J. Haff Jr., fortyfour, who recently returned from Europe, was found dead in his car early Monday morning, apparently the victim of a heart attack. A passerby was attracted to the car on Bayard Avenue, New Rochelle when he saw the wheels churning in the snow at 12:30 a.m. Police said Sgt. Haff had just left the home of a friend. A native of Greenwich, he was the son of Major John Haff, of 49 Palisade Road and the late Margaret L. Haff. He attended Port Chester schools and was a graduate of Port Chester High School. He later attended Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. He operated the B & J Service Station at Cedar Street and Purchase Street for five years until he enlisted November JL 1940 in the Greenwich 192nd Field Artillery Battalion of the 43rd Division. He served throughout World War II in the South Pacific including the Solomon Islands, New Guinea and Philippine Island campaigns. After the war he enlisted in the Regular Army and was stationed in Germany where he was with a transportation unit for seven years. The funeral was held at 9:30 this morning at the William H. Graham Funeral Home, followed by a Requiem Mass at ten o'clock, at the Church of the Resurrection. Interment was a Bay Shore, N. Y. In addition to his father, Sgt. Haff is survived by a sister, Mrs. Frank Connolly of New York City
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