Alan Fisherman '71 April 29, 2022 1:44 PM updated: April 29, 2022 1:49 PM
Alan M. Fisherman
July 19, 1949 - April 10, 2022
Alan passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2022. He was a proud native Houstonian, graduating from Bellaire High School. Alan then attended college at Texas A&M University in College Station and went on to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston (UTMB). While in medical school at UTMB, he began dating the love of his life, Iris. They were married in Galveston and moved back to Houston where they raised their family. Alan dedicated his professional career to anesthesiology, caring for his patients and ensuring their comfort through many surgeries. He practiced at Park Plaza Hospital for 20 years and then served as medical director for a health insurance brokerage firm where he advocated on behalf of patients.
In his retirement, Alan continued his passion for medicine with the Houston Nursing Education Foundation, helping aspiring nurses through school. He also was an avid volunteer for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, giving his time and generosity to the scholarship fund. He was a master gardener and the outdoors brought him so much joy.
He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Iris, his two children, Mike (Jackie) and Stephanie (Randall) and two granddaughters, Leia and Emery who affectionately called him Zeyde and filled his life with so much joy. Alan is also survived by his brother, Bill (Sharron), sister-in-law Sheryl (Richard), and brother-in-law Gary (Eileen) and 10 nephews and nieces.
Alan lived his life to the fullest, traveling the world by air and sea and ensuring his time was well spent with family. He will always be remembered as a vibrant and affectionate person by his friends and those dear to him. He will be deeply missed.
The family requests that memorial donations in his honor may be made to the Houston Jewish Community Foundation, Alan Fisherman Memorial Tribute Fund, 5603 S. Braeswood, Houston, TX 77096, or call 346-699-HJCF(4523).