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Obituary: Debra J. Haas

Debra J. Haas of Wilmington, born October 31, 1955, died September 19, 2012 from cancer. Debbie leaves behind her beautiful mother Martha Haas of the home, awesome sister, Vicki Haas White (Joe) of Fleming Island, FL and Big Brother, Doug Haas (Georgeann) of Wilmington along with 3 beautiful nieces, Katie, Jessica and Marley, and her favorite nephew Jeb. Debbie is also survived by 3 step children that she could not love more if they had been her own, Josh, Rissa and Luke Hanagriff. She was preceded in death by her dad, Charlie Haas.
Even though Debbie was not born in New Hanover County, she considered Carolina Beach her home town and has spent her time back in Wilmington reconnecting with her old friends which was a passion of hers. She was one of the founders of the Carolina Beach Kid Reunion which was something she looked forward to every year.
Debbie spent 30 years in the hospitality industry, mostly with Holiday Inn and Marriott, and retired in her hometown of Wilmington to be with her mom.
A visitation will be held at Port City Community Church, 250 Vision Drive in Wilmington on Friday, September 21st from 6 PM to 8 PM. A celebration of life will be held at the American Legion Post 129, 1500 Bridge Barrier Road, Carolina Beach on Saturday, September 22nd at 4 PM. It is requested that casual and colorful attire be worn as this will be a celebration of life. As was her wish, her ashes will be spread at the paddle out next Labor Day weekend at the Carolina Beach Kid Reunion; location will be the Cove at Fort Fisher.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Steve Haydu Lo Tide Run, PO Box 1116, Carolina Beach, NC 28428 or the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.