John M. Taylor Funeral Home

147 Duke Of Gloucester St, Annapolis, MD


Steven T. Henick

July 29, 1942November 19, 2019
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Steven T. Henick passed away on November 19, 2019 at the age of 77 at his home in Millersville, Maryland.

Steve is survived by his wife Bette, the love of his life to whom he was married for almost 55 years; his four children, Richard, Jonathan, Craig and Sara; his grandchildren Mitchell, Ryan, Oskar, Carmen, Jack, Lukas, Isabel, Parker and Palmer; his sister Susan, cousin Irene, nephews Scott and Eric, and nieces Emily and Lisa.

After graduation from Columbia University Steve entered active duty with the United States Marine Corps and served as a Captain flying helicopters in Vietnam where he earned several medals, including two Purple Hearts, the Navy Commendation Medal, and Silver Star among others. Although he spoke about it rarely, Steve took great pride in his military service.

After leaving the Marine Corps, he received an MBA from Harvard Business School and launched his business career with Procter & Gamble Inc. Between 1971 and 2003 he worked at a number of companies in advertising, marketing and management, focusing on international sales and marketing. He fearlessly moved his family not only within the United States, but also overseas to the Philippines, Japan and France.

Steve always wanted to teach, so, after an early retirement from his business career, he launched another career as a mediator followed by a career teaching business courses and serving as the Director of the Institute of the Future at Anne Arundel Community College. He parlayed his extensive business and international experience into a specialization in global business and public policy, soon becoming an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland University College. From there he joined UMUC full time as project director for undergraduate marketing, later becoming Vice Dean for Business and Professional Programs. In business and in life, Steve never hesitated to take on more responsibility. After finally retiring in 2017, Steve devoted himself to his many hobbies. He was an active member in the New Providence Club of Annapolis and, of course, also found time to travel extensively and teach an additional course or two at UMUC. A memorial service will be held at John M. Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis 21401 on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice. Steve will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a loving husband, father, papa, a great role model, good friend and a US Marine Corps veteran.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 30, 2019


Steven T. Henick

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Helene Tenner

November 30, 2019

While I didn't know Steve, the tribute video shows his remarkable and loving life to Bette and his family. My thoughts are with you and I am sorry I couldn’t attend the memorial service.

Charlie & Jo Kerrigan

November 29, 2019

Jo and I were so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Although we have only known Steve for only a few years, we have come to value him as our friend. We have many memories of he and Bette playing and enjoying pickleball in our community, and attending our many social events. He was also a valued advisor to our community on the Community Liaison Committee of the Board of Directors. Steve will be sorely missed as a friend and neighbor. We offer our condolences to Bette and the entire Henick family, and we will keep them in our thoughts and prayers.

Charlie and Jo Kerrigan

Dominique Freire

November 26, 2019

I knew Steve for over 21 years, every since I met his son, Jonathan, in Lisbon and married him! I remember so well Steve’s tender words at our wedding and how warmly he embraced me into the family. Steve reminded me of my own late father, smart as a tack, humorous, a great listener and fine talker too. Oh how I will miss Steve's fascinating life stories and great company.

Steve and Bette visited us at our postings all over the world: Portugal, Istanbul, Hawaii, Azerbaijan, Timor-Leste, Ankara, and Washington DC; he was a fearless and erudite traveler always seeking to learn new things and understand the world better.

Steve’s final journey began far too early following a fateful autumnal bicycle ride, but I know in my heart it will be the most enlightening journey ever: the one to his final, tranquil destination.

Rest in peace, dear soul, you characteristically left everyone well-taken care of.
Love always, Dominique xoxo

Jadwiga Balzano

November 26, 2019

Bette, I was so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Zig &Eileen Jandrisevits

November 22, 2019

Betty, we feel so blessed to have known Steve, so awed by his accomplishments, so devastated by his passing. May you find some comfort in knowing that you and your family are not alone in bearing the grief of his loss. Our hearts, our thoughts, and our prayers are with you. Steve lived every moment to its fullest, always seeking to learn and give more. He led with a strong love of country and family which will forever inspire us.
Our Love,
Zig, Eileen, Matt and Paul

Mattie Bonavia

November 21, 2019

Steve was a wonderful colleague as well as a supportive Program Chair. He was always available to chat and offered some of the best advice about academia and life. What an honor it was to serve with him, he was a special person.

Steve Kling

November 21, 2019

Steve was my mentor, my boss and my friend at U of MD. He was always there for me. He was never too busy to take my calls. He provided thoughtful input to me, a neophyte in the world of academia. He was caring and compassionate to all of the marketing faculty. We had spirited lunches where Steve would delight in talking about his influence on the marketing of some famous product. The Cross Pen is one that comes to mind.

He was a wonderful man and I will miss him very much. My condolences to his family and friends.

Margaret Bell

November 20, 2019

Vale Steve Henick.
The Bell family will always remember you with love and deep respect. Your humour, generosity of spirit, your compassion and good friendship. We remember you rushing Matthew to hospital, enjoying our baby girls so much, and celebrating both of their weddings together. We remember how you cared for Peter in his hour of need. We will always remember you and yours with love. From the Bell family, Australia.

Colette Hennessey

November 20, 2019

Words can never express the true feelings of loss.
Please accept my deepest sympathies, to you Bette, and to your entire family.
Steve was a wonderful person and will be sadly missed

Glenda and Lazar Labush

November 20, 2019

We remember many happy times with you and your family...Please know that our prayers are with you Bette during this difficult time.