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  1. Steven Johnson

    I am shocked and hurt for this great loss. I met Hassie on a teacher’s trip to Cambodia and Thailand in 2006. I felt drawn to her and confided to her and asked her to come to my wedding in Cambodia as my mother. To my surprise, she said yes and came to my wedding in 2007 as my mother in a traditional Cambodian wedding. She was funny as she went through the various Buddhist ceremonies as my mother. My wife’s family loved her. She latter wrote an incredibly moving article about the wedding. In 2008, my wife’s visa had come through and my daughter had been born in Phnom Penh and I was just stuck because I had just run out of resources because the process had taken much longer and had been more expensive than I had ever thought. Hassie helped us out and we came to the U.S. as a family that November. I am truly indebted to her. I know she is a bright light in Heaven. I am so sorry about everything.

  2. Jack Baker

    Dear Hasse, Beginning in third grade you were a vibrant part of my formative years in Irondequoit. Your energy lit up the hallways of school and the confines of the classroom. At graduation from high school you traveled on to touch so many people throughout the world. I last saw you at our IHS reunion about 10 years ago. My wife, Jodie, commented after the dinner on how much she loved your exhuberance. My eyes are filled with tears that you are gone. May your memory live on through your family and your works.
    Shalom, Namaste Jack

  3. Linda McDonnell Ingraham

    Hasse was a high school classmate and friend. I remember her for her great sense of humor. It is always a shock when a contempory dies and it reminds us of how precious life is. My sympathy to her family and friends who are left to cherish the memories of her remarkable life

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