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Dr. Joseph Francis Hakas

Dr. Joseph Francis Hakas
  • October 19, 1931 - November 16, 2017
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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“I just heard of Dr. Hakas' passing, and I am so sorry for your loss! He was a kind and loving man and a great teacher. I was blessed to have known...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Amy Green - Bethel Park, PA

“New Year's Eve, when Trudy and Joe viewed old movies from a party we attended with the student nurses. ”
2 of 22 | Posted by: Frank Horner - Ocala, FL, FL

“May memories comfort you and bring you peace during this very difficult time. My condolences. ”
3 of 22 | Posted by: Dawn Marie Brooks - South Park, PA

“prayers and condolences to the family. A really kind, understanding and great Doctor, who cared deeply for his patients.Mike Fagan & FamilyBroken...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“It is difficult to lose a dear loved. As you grieve take comfort in knowing God cares about you. Never hesitate to go to Him in prayer. 1Peter 5:6,7 ”
5 of 22 | Posted by: MK

“A short time as coworkers, but forever in my memory. I never knew a man who loved his family more. So happy to be with those he loved, so quick...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Heather Miklos - Bethel Park, PA

“I was a patient of Dr. Hakas 40 years ago. He let me do my externship at his office 27 years ago which I was so greatful for. Such a wonderful man....Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Janet L. (Held) Combs - PA

“thank you for your help sir with my 5 sons you were a Great Familey Dr. ”
8 of 22 | Posted by: Donna Callender

“Larry and I send our thoughts and prayers to you all. So many memories for our years in Mt. Lebanon, Lincoln School, Cub Scouts and all the kids...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“He was my family's doctor for years ❤ ”
10 of 22 | Posted by: Judi Danhires Hoelzeman - PA

“to the hakas family &friends, dr hakas was my 1st doctor back when i was a little girl he made many home visits to see me. he also put holes in my...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: janet hollis - mt.washington, PA

“Ted & Family: I remember Joe well. I guess the old timers are having a great time now together. I will never forget all the stories from your Mom,...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Margo Rusbarsky - Monroeville, PA

“Dr.Hakas was a kind and compassionate man. He was my doctor ever since I can remember until the day he retired up in Mount Washington. Will be...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Ted Wallace - Pittsburgh, PA

“my grandmother, Rose Donahoe, was one of Dr. Hakas' first patients in Beltzhoover. He took care of her and my disabled uncle Richard their whole...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Joe Tomarello - Pittsburgh, PA

“I was the luckiest person in the world to have Joe for my big brother!! He was always there for me, from the time I was born!!! He was the best man...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Ted Hakas - Monroeville, PA

“Dr. Hakas was a caring doctor. I used to go to him in the 60's he has helped me. Rest in Peace ”
16 of 22 | Posted by: Dee - Pgh, PA

“I had the pleasure of working with Dr Hakas at Scott Medical Center. While it was a short time together I truly took to him. He was a wonderful man...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Heather Dinkel - Pittsburgh

“The world lost an amazing man. Dr. Hakas was truly the nicest man I have ever met. I was his Medical Assistant and we worked closely together. He...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Victoria - Pittsburgh, PA

“Matt and I went to Dr. Hakas when we were first married, and he was a great doctor. We will miss him, and then when I went to Scott Medical Center,...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Barbara & Matthew Lukowski - PA

“Hakas Family:Joe Sr, was truely an outstanding man, he cared deeply for his family and for all. He touched the hearts of so many people, he will be...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“Im so sorry for your loss. I was blessed to have worked with such a true healer. ”
21 of 22 | Posted by: Lisa Holden - finleyville

“To the Hakas family I give prayers. Dr. Hakas was a wonderful physician and friend. He truly cared about all his patients. He helped me through a...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Jackie Dalrymple - Pittsburgh, PA


The world lost a truly great man on Thursday, November 16,2017, when Dr. Joseph Francis Hakas departed on his final journey to Heaven. Born
on October 19, 1931, to Frank and Nellie Hakes. Joe spent much of his youth on the family farm in Monroeville. He attended Turtle Creek High
School, the University of Pittsburgh, and Pitt Medical School. After graduation, he married Edith Holt in 1960 and they settled down in Chatham
village. Joe established his medical practice on Bigham Street on Mount Washington, and worked through South Side Hospital. He spent over
30 years developing his practice, caring for patients in the office and through house calls and at one point his patients numbered over 3,000.
Joe and Edith moved to Mt. Lebanon in 1961 to raise their family. Doctor Hakas was actively involved in the Allegheny County Medical Society and was a Fellow in Family Practice. After Edith's untimely death in 1992, Joe married Cynthia Kaufmann, and the two of them traveled the world. Joe and Cindy spent
a dozen great years together until her death in 2010. In 2014, Joe married Trudy (Sebastian) Cramer, and the two spent three happy years
together, remodeling the family home, watching the Steelers, and sharing coffee each morning in the sunroom. Joe continued to practice medicine part-time, traveling throughout the area for Scott Medical Center. He loved his work and helping the people he met along the way His family was the center of his
life, and he looked forward to family get-togethers. Joe is survived by his wife, Trudy; daughter, Arlene Danver (Drew): sons, Joe, Jr. (Sharon)
and David (Elizabeth); brother; Ted (Judy) Hakas: niece, Hope, grandchildren, Melanie, Maggie, David, Jr., Adam, Dan, Abigail, and Emma; also many
nieces, nephews, and extended family members who loved him dearly. He will be missed by everyone, All are welcome Sunday and Monday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m, WilliAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, 1650 Greentree Rd., Scott TWp 15220 (412·563-2800), where funeral service will be held Tuesday 11
a.rn., after which interment will be In Homewood cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in Joe's name to tile Charity of their choosing.