on July 16, 2014 - 8:09 PM
May 8, 1924 – July 12, 2014
The Rev. Robert A. Haus, a professor emeritus of mathematics at Canisius College, died Saturday in Murray-Weigel Residence in the Bronx. He was 90.
Born in the Bronx, he entered the Society of Jesus at St. Andrew-on-Hudson, Poughkeepsie, in 1942. He earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in philosophy from Boston College; a master’s in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame; and a licentiate of sacred theology degree from Woodstock College.
A philosophy major at Boston College, Father Haus was pursuing a second master’s degree in mathematics at Notre Dame when the Provincial for the Society of Jesus gave him his Buffalo assignment in 1959. He spent the next four decades in the classroom at Canisius.
During his tenure, Father Haus also served as dean of the college’s evening division and faculty adviser to student government, the student affairs council, the Azuwur yearbook committee and the DiGamma Honor Society. He was moderator to all four undergraduate classes.
Father Haus retired from teaching in 2004 but assumed several new roles at Canisius and within the Jesuit community, including assistant to the secretary of the board of trustees and treasurer of the college’s Jesuit residence. He also continued to serve as a Jesuit counselor in Bosch Hall.
He recently moved from Canisius College to Murray-Weigel Hall, the New York Province’s infirmary and retirement residence.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Wednesday in the Murray-Weigel Hall Chapel in the Bronx.