January 31, 1932 – January 8, 2019
Albert Howard Bieser, age 86, of Houston, Texas passed away January 8, 2019. He was born in Steamboat Springs, Colorado on January 31, 1932 to Frank William and Besse Cram Bieser. He was married to Karen Coady for 7-1/2 years.
Al was an entrepreneur. Over the course of his career in electrical engineering, physics, computer engineering and brain chemistry nutrition, he helped establish several companies. For the last 30 plus years, he devoted his life to the company, Neurogenesis, Inc., in League City, TX. The main mission of Neurogenesis, Inc., is to help those suffering from alcohol and drug addictions, stress, PTSD, ADHD and anxiety by providing safe and natural nutritional supplements. In addition to all his other credentials, Al had a Doctorate of Divinity; BBA, B.S., Electrical Engineering from University of Colorado; and M.S. Electrical Engineering from SMU.
Serving as a Past President of the Bay Area Amateur Radio Club for many years, Al was instrumental in supplying equipment for its repeater function. He was President of the Clear Lake City Community Association (CLCCA) for a number of years as well. Also, Al was a Past Commander of the Galveston Bay Sail and Power Squadron. He was affiliated with the Masonic Lodge. An inventor and a published author of several books, one of Al’s most notable achievements was the development of the Computer Recognition Bar Code System for “Recognition Equipment”.
Al had a passion for LIFE … He enjoyed sailing, music, art, astronomy, teaching, photography, ham radio, the South Pacific and mentoring others in the startup of several small businesses.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Besse Cram Bieser and Frank William Bieser; brother, Frank William Bieser, Jr.; sister, Joyce Bieser Ferguson; and his first wife, Barbara Louise Bieser.
Al will be missed by many, including his wife, Karen Coady; two sons, Scott Bieser of Friendswood, TX and Frank William Bieser, III and spouse, Janice Sharp of Round Rock, TX; grandsons, Zeke Bieser of San Antonio, TX, Jake Bieser of Richardson, TX; and Ian Bieser of Friendswood, TX; three stepsons, Jeff Lewis and wife, Sarah of League City, TX; Greg Lewis and wife, Anjali of Brentwood, TN, Josh Lewis of Driftwood, Texas; six step-grandchildren, Coady, Kinton, Kavin, Jaya, Joie, and Clark Lewis;; and a multitude of nieces and nephews. Also missing Al very much is his faithful little dog, Max. Max was a great source of comfort and love through Al’s illness and his last days at home.
As a final gift to science and further contribution to the education and research of others, Al donated his body to Health Services Center of Houston (UT), McGovern Medical School.
In lieu of customary remembrances, please consider directing memorial contributions in Albert Howard Bieser’s name to one of the following: Nantz National Alzheimer Center at Houston Methodist Hospital, P. O. Box 4384, Houston, Texas 77210-4384; Galveston Bay Sail and Power Squadron Memorial Fund – c/o P/D/Lt/C Billie Kearney, 1312 Skylark Road, Pasadena, Texas 77502-4330; Lighthouse Fellowship, Food Pantry, 925 3rd Street, League City, Texas 77573.
- Memorial Celebration of Life Saturday, January 19, 2019
- Reception Saturday, January 19, 2019
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January 20, 2019
One of my favorite memories of Uncle Al was when I was about 12 years old. He and Aunt Barbara had invited me to spend my summer vacation with them in Dallas. Frank and Scott were about 3 and 5, little toddlers, at that time. What a fun summer it was. Uncle Al always treated me like I was one of his own and at the end of the summer he even offered me a home with them, as long as I wanted. Over the years, Bill and I would always make plans to have dinner with him whenever we were in Houston. So many wonderful conversations and memories were made. I will never forget and always cherish his generosity and sense of family love that he whole heartedly gave to me. Patty Shirley
January 19, 2019
Dear Karen, Scott, Frank, and Jan,
As one of the few people who has been Al’s roommate, I will truely miss Al. I enjoyed our hours of discussing politics, religion, and the Masons. The first time I every went sailing was with Al. I hope he has smooth seas and wind in his sails on his current passage. I guess I should finally read Al’s book :)
With deepest condolences,
David G. Boney
January 19, 2019
Watching this touching video and reading his obituary brings back memories of a man who was not only brilliant and kind, but also one who brought so much happiness into Karen’s life. His list of accomplishments is, indeed, admirable and long, and he will be remembered for the wonderful contributions he made to the community around him.
I will always remember Al with a smile...for he also was a big, gentle man with beautiful eyes and a keen wit, who loved deeply and passionately, and knew he had met the love of his life in Karen. Her caring ways and devotion to him must have brought him such peace.
Fritz and I are sending Al’s family our deepest sympathy....he will be missed by all who had the good fortune of knowing this very special man.
January 18, 2019
Karen and family....my heart goes out to you for the loss of this precious man Al. I did not have the chance to be close during the time you two were married but always looked forward to seeing you at church. Al always had a smile on his face and would reach out to see how I was doing. He had such a sweet spirit. I know you are rejoicing for his "change of address" but at the same time missing this man that made such a difference in so many ways to so many. I know you cherished the time you two had together having known each other for years. I loved the video and the chance to see and learn things about Al that I did not know. I am home sick and won't be able to attend tomorrow. My love, thoughts and prayers are with you all Karen. I love you. Pamela (aka "Miss Pam")