Alan John Husak
October 25, 1946 – September 5, 2019
On Thursday, September 5, 2019, Alan John Husak, loving husband of Rosemarie Husak and father of Cyndie Husak, passed away at the age of 72. Alan passed away in the early morning hours at his home in Henderson, NV surrounded by his wife and daughter. It was a peaceful end to a long battle with liver cancer.
Alan was born on October 25th, 1946, in Youngstown Ohio to Raymond and Doris Husak. He received a degree in International Affairs from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Alan’s dream was to become a diplomat and continue the tradition of service to the United States of America, started by his great grandfather. His sense of duty ultimately led him to put those dreams on hold while he served in the Vietnam war. Alan served one tour in Vietnam and completed his service with the rank of First Lieutenant. He was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor, the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republican of Vietnam Campaign Medal, 2 Overseas Service Bars and a special Commemoration from the State of Pennsylvania.
As a private citizen, Alan worked as a business executive for many years and finished his career as President of Tarkett International. He remained an avid student of history his entire life and enjoyed to read and research various subjects of interest in his free time. He also developed a love of travel during his career as an executive. In 2018, Alan and his wife, Rosemarie Husak, retired to Henderson Nevada. They intended to spend time with Alan’s daughter, Cyndie, also a resident of Henderson, while traveling between the Hawaiian Islands and other beloved destinations in Europe and the United States.
Alan is survived by his beloved wife of 23 years, Rosemarie Husak, his only daughter, Cyndie Husak, as well as his four step-children: James, Rebecca, Melissa and Elizabeth, and their nine grandchildren. He was very pleased to spend time with his brother Warren Husak and his close friend David White in his final months. Alan is remembered fondly as an extremely intelligent, loving, and gentle man. We were privileged to have him in our lives and will hold his memory dear in our hearts.
Alan will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery in the coming months. Details regarding the service will be posted here when available.
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Alan John Husak
September 20, 2019
Al was a great and solid person. Patty and I were so fortunate to spend time with Rosemarie and Al at the 25th and 50th Georgetown reunions. He was my roommate during our sophomore year.. This is a time of grief, but also of one of solace and celebration of a wonderful man, and the good fortune of Rosemarie (and Al to have married her) to have sent so many years with Al; and celebration of the good fortune of all of us to have known him. Our prayers are with Rosemarie and Al. RIP.
September 19, 2019
I am very glad that I spent time with Al at the Georgetown 50th reunion in 2018. Al was my classmate, living on 4th Loyola Hall with a bunch of wild and crazy freshmen guys. Sophomore year he and John King roomed together in a cluster suite which included me and my roommate, and four other guys. Fun was had by all. Mt wife and I were always glad to see him at reunions. At the 50th reunion we all got together and had a great time. When he got back from Vietnam, we got together, but it had changed him. I am glad that he found a happy and successful life and a wonderful wife and family: he deserved it.