Janice Elaine Haas Dec. 5, 1936 - Sep. 18, 2009 Jan passed away peacefully, her family at her side, in Torrance, CA. She was born in December, 1936, in Alton, Illinois and moved permanently to California in 1960. Jan graduated from Roxana High School in Illinois as a National Merit Scholar then graduated Summa Cum Laude from Cal State Dominguez Hills with a BA in English. Jan's interests included travelling, cooking, reading, movies, the theater arts, her home, and particularly her children and grandchildren. She was involved with several charities highlighted by her volunteer work for the South Bay Women's Auxiliary for the Los Angeles Children's Hospital, starting in 1995. She served as President of the Auxiliary for 3 years starting in 1996 and has been on the Board of Directors since. This all-volunteer organization raises money to support children of families that cannot afford medical care. Jan's gift for helping and advising others stands as the hallmark of her many qualities. She has guided countless people on the process of receiving a higher education and the steps necessary to graduate. Her impact here goes far beyond her immediate family and will always serve as her legacy. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Bill; daughter and son-in-law Jacquie & Bob Stiffler; daughter-in-law and son Debbie & Chris Haas; and grandchildren Amber and RJ Stiffler. Services will be held 10am Saturday, September 26th at St. Lawrence Church in Redondo Beach, CA. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to (checks payable to name in quotes): "South Bay Auxiliary to Children's Hospital", Attn. Sue Golden, President, 3337 W. 166th St., Torrance, CA 90504. Please use this website, www.LAfuneral.com to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services.

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  1. Bob–Kay and I send our heartfelt sadness in the loss of Jan. May all the tears fade as you find the happy times fill your minds and hearts with all the joys and laughter that you have shared with each other, family, and friends. Love to all, Kay and Terry Durham

  2. The time comes When our loved ones depart. Your dear Jan’s spirit, Her beautiful face and smile Her love for her loved ones and The loving memories last forever! Her company will be with you Every day of your life — talk to her, ask her advice — she is alive in your hearts and spirits. Edie Young

  3. Bill, Jacquie and Chris and all extended family, What a beautiful tribute to an incredible woman. Jan was a gift to us all. She had movie star beauty, kindness and passion for her causes and her incredible family. She will be missed by so many. Much love and comfort to all of you. Maria

  4. Dear Bill, Jacquie and Chris, Just wanted to let you know that my thoughts are with you today. And to tell you that I will always keep fond memories of Jan. Take care, Love to you, Carol

  5. Thank you so much for sharing this… Jan was SOOOOO full of life and such a special person in our lives love to you all Margaaret

  6. What a wonderful memorial service Bill and this tribute just continues to remind me what a special soul Jan was and how much she will be missed. May you find comfort in knowing how much love there is out here for you and yours.

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