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Allan J Zeplain VIEW PROFILE


Alan J. Zeplain

Services were held Oct. 3 at Congregation Beth Yeshurun in Houston, where Rabbi David Rosen and Hazzan David Propis officiated. Burial was in Congregation Beth Yeshurun Cemetery.

Alan was born July 15, 1954 in Sioux City, and was the devoted son of Gert and Will Zeplain. He graduated from Central High School in 1972, where he was in the band and very musically inclined. Throughout the years, he could be counted on to serenade his friends with a lively rendition of Happy Birthday as only he could do. He attended the University of Arizona before transferring in 1974 to the University of Texas in Austin. He was a proud member of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity and graduated in 1976.


It was at the University of Texas where he met his future wife, Houstonian Suzy Roberts. Married for almost 28 years, they had known each other for 33 years. Theirs was a marriage filled with love, laughter and sports. Their three sons, Daniel, Adam and Andrew, were star athletes. He planned his travel and his work schedule around all of their sporting events and was always extremely proud of his boys both on and off the field. He was their best friend, biggest advocate, mentor and confidante. Professionally, he was an independent insurance broker, who was known around the country for his honesty, integrity, leadership, success and extraordinary work ethic. His calm demeanor, intuitive business acumen and selfless personality endeared him to all. He took a personal interest in each of his clients and earned not only their trust but their friendship. Throughout the years, he was recognized in the insurance industry with numerous awards and honors.

He will always be remembered as the kindest, gentlest person who possessed a love of life and strong sense of humor. He treasured his family and his friends and had an infectious personality that deeply touched everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

He is survived by his wife, Suzy; his sons, Daniel, Adam and Andrew; his sister and her husband, Fran and Simon Zakalik; his brothers and sisters-in-law, David Roberts, Sammy and Valerie Roberts, Mindy and Lee Rosenthal, Joshua and Gina Roberts and Polly and Ralph Robinson; and many adoring nieces and nephews. Like everyone, they will miss his soaring spirit, his incredible wit and his charming wink that made each person feel special and loved.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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09/04/12 07:21 PM #1    

Nancy L Barnum (Martin)

always made me laugh...such a great guy!

09/16/12 04:49 PM #2    

Mary E Cooper

Allan was such a great guy and always so much fun.  I have many fond memories of him and his buddies.   

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