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Cletus Enoch Haase

Birthplace: Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, United States
Death: September 01, 1984 (72)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States (heart and lung failure)
Place of Burial: Westlake Village, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles John Haase and Genevieve Roberts
Father of Private and Private
Brother of Dalton Charles Roberts

Occupation: War Correspondent, then Newscaster
Managed by: Patricia Ann Clark
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About Clete Roberts

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Birth: Feb. 1, 1912 Portland Multnomah County Oregon, USA

Death: Sep. 30, 1984 Los Angeles Los Angeles County California, USA

Clete Haase was the 2nd of two sons born in Oregon to Charles J. and Genevieve (Schultz) Haase. His parents divorced in 1923 when he was 11 years old. His mother remarried 6 months later to Arthur Lee Roberts. This new family moved to Washington state and the mother changed their name to Roberts.

Clete graduated from college in Washington state; married and had two children.

Clete Roberts was a pioneer in Los Angeles local broadcast journalism. After serving as a war correspondent in World War II and Korea, Clete Roberts settled in the Los Angeles area and became a respected TV news reporter, part of the innovative "Big News" local TV news concept, in 1960 at CBS television in Hollywood, which pioneered the hour-long local news program - along with colleagues Jerry Dunphy, Bill Stout, Maury Greene, Ralph Story and Bill Keene. He also carried his polish and expertise on to the silver screen, and TV drama as well, most notably in the episodes of "M*A*S*H" (1972), in which he portrayed, of all things, a war correspondent.

Known for his calm delivery style and the sign-off, "I thank you (bowing slightly)...I bid you good evening.". Clete was an Emmy Award nominee for BEST NEWS PROGRAM (KLAC) - 1951, and an accomplished pilot.

Clete died at the age of 73 years from heart and lung failure. He had suffered an aneurysm and underwent brain surgery. The aneurysm moved, pressed against his respiratory nerve, causing him to stop breathing and suffer a heart attack.

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 Charles John Haase (1880 - 1953)

 Dalton Charles (Haase) Roberts (1910 - 1960)*
 Cletus Enoch (Haase) Roberts (1912 - 1984)
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Burial: Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park Westlake Village Los Angeles County California, USA Plot: Oak Vale garden, Plot 73, Grave B

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Created by: Debby (Haase) McLean Record added: Apr 21, 2012 Find A Grave Memorial# 88892033

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Clete Roberts's Timeline

February 1, 1912
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, United States
September 1, 1984
Age 72
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Westlake Village, Los Angeles County, California, United States