Mr. Havas was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. His family immigrated to the United States and settled in Ogden, Utah. Mr. Havas, who spoke seven languages, spent time studying and working in Israel, but returned to Ogden and took over his father’s business, a hair salon, after his father’s death. He later earned a degree in marketing and specialized in legal marketing until ill health forced him to retire in his mid-40s.
Mr. Havas was preceded in death by his parents, Gustav and Jeannette Havas, and eldest brother, David Bert Havas. Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Kasey; son, Aaron (Margaret) of San Diego; stepchildren, Hawk of Spokane, Wash., Katherine of San Diego and James of Mexico City; siblings, Carla (Ted) Baruch of Maryland, Max (Pat) Havas of Ogden, Ed (Cindy) Havas of Salt Lake City and Sandra Havas of Ogden; and six step-grandchildren.
Services were held at Evergreen Mortuary and Cemetery with Rabbi Thomas Louchheim of Congregation Or Chadash officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, 3003 S. Country Club Road Tucson, AZ 85713 or communityfoodbank.org.