Alan Phillip Henig, 97, passed away Oct. 24, 2021. He was born in Newark, New Jersey March 24, 1924 to Ida (nee Kaplan) and Israel Henig. Alan moved to Austin following graduation in 1941 to attend the University of Texas until his education was interrupted by his service in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served from 1942-1946 in the 788th Amphibious Tractor Battalion and was part of the Phillippines Liberation Campaign. He later served in the Korean conflict until he was honorably discharged in April 1952. Alan was awarded several medals and citations, including but not limited to the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign medal with two Bronze Stars and the Phillippine Liberation Ribbon with two Bronze Stars.
After World War II, Alan returned to UT and graduated in 1949. Alan worked for many years in Texas as the consummate sales representative who never forgot a name or a birthday. Alan was also a 32nd Degree Mason and 50-year member of Hella Temple Shrine.
Alan was predeceased by his first wife Cecelia Fischer Henig and is survived by their four children Keith and his wife Linda; Irene Sackreiter and her husband Russ; Jimmy and his wife Angie; and Sandra Parish and her husband Andy. He is also survived by his granddaughters Katy Knapp and her husband Andrew; Hilary Moore and her husband Brent; and his great grandchildren Bailey and Leo Moore.
Alan was also predeceased by his second wife Constance (Connie) Thompson Henig as well as her daughters Tracy Carter and Marty Thompson. He is survived by his stepchildren Teresa Carter, her husband Curtis and Philip Thompson. He is also survived by his stepgrandchildren Chris Carter and Evan Carter.
Alan loved all his family members as well as his extended family in West Orange, New Jersey, including his beloved sister Phyllis Henig Jacobs; her children Ira Jacobs, Andrew Jacobs and Irene Beyth; and his great nieces and nephews. Alan also loved his Dallas area family, including but not limited to his nephew Richard Johnson and his wife Barbara as well as his longtime companion Dorothy Bemel.
A special thanks to his caregiver-friends Janice (Sam) Johnson as well as Nikki Wilson and Tesha Wilson who provided wonderful care to him during his later years of life.
A graveside service for Alan was held Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021 at Hillcrest Mausoleum & Memorial Park.
Please consider donations in Alan’s memory to Parkinson Voice Project, 500 Coit Road, Suite 2085, Richardson, Texas 75080, Phone: (469) 375-6500, www.parkinsonvoiceproject.org.