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Haines, Richard F.
Ann Arbor, MI
Richard F. Haines passed away Monday, July 4, 2005. He was born January 15, 1923 in Ann Arbor, the son of Paul and Irma Haines. At an early age he was adopted by an uncle and aunt, Harry and Clara Haines of Ann Arbor. Following graduation from Ann Arbor High School, Class of 1940, he enrolled in the University of Michigan. During WWII he served 3 years in the Army Air Corp (now the U.S. Air Force) and was in training as a B-19 pilot at the conclusion of hostilities. At the end of the war, he returned to the University of Michigan where he completed studies, including a doctoral degree. Dr. Haines joined the faculty of the U of M Medical School, teaching in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and directing a research lab in the Department of Surgery. He established and directed the first lab in the state of Michigan designed to match donors and recipients for clinical transplantation. He was a member of a number of professional societies and organizations, and was published in the general field of transplantation immunology. Dr. Haines was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church, where he ushered for many years, and a number of civic and community groups, including the Optimist Club of Ann Arbor, for which he served in all its offices and also held office at the Optimist Michigan District level. His special interests included photography, fishing, golf, antique clocks and U of M sports. He was predeceased by both sets of parents, two brothers, Paul and Lewis Haines, and an infant grandson, Michael Stephens. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marion; three daughters, Barbara (Stephen) Jaquith of Harbor Springs, MI, Kathryn (Craig) Welch of Saline, MI and Deborah (Ray) Stephens of Fulshear, TX; and five grandchildren, Anne and Johnathan Jaquith, and Miranda, Austin and Gillian Welch. Also surviving is one sister-in-law, Margaret (Lewis) Haines, and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 11 at First United Methodist Church (120 S. State St., Ann Arbor). A private interment will take place at Forest Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests considering a contribution to the American Cancer Society, Optomist International, Arbor Hospice, or charity of your choice.