October 3, 1964 – April 12, 2023 (age 58)
Kristin Elise Haas (Sisti), 58, passed in Newburgh, NY on Wednesday April 12, 2023 surrounded by her immediate family.
Kristin was born in Englewood, NJ on October 3, 1964 to the late Janice Shannon and Patrick Sisti. She was raised in Bergenfield, NJ alongside her older sister Karen before moving to Manhattan where they attended St. Vincent Ferrer High School. After graduating high school Kristin, Karen, and Janice embarked on a grand tour of Europe, continuing a lifelong love of travel.
Kristin attended SUNY New Paltz where she graduated with a degree in Art History. During her time in New Paltz she worked at Convenient Deli, where she would meet her husband of 33 years: Gary Haas. Together they had a daughter, Shannon, and a son, Tyler. While raising her toddlers, Kristin graduated from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY with a Masters Degree in Education. From there she began a 24 year career in public education. Kristin served as a teacher at North Main Elementary for 19 years, before transitioning to a role as a Math Specialist at Pine Tree Elementary School. During this time Kristin, known as Ms. Haas to many, inspired students and teachers alike with her compassionate approach to teaching. Even after retiring she continued to tutor kids individually from the comfort of her home. Kristin was a proud member of the New York State United Teachers for whom she was a Union Representative for several years.
A celebration of life will be held for Kristin on Sunday April 16th at Brooks Funeral Home in Newburgh, NY at 1:00 pm. She will be remembered for her kindness, perspicacity, humor, and tenacity. In lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made in Kristin’s name to a charity of your choosing.