Allan A. Weissburg

allan weissburg

Allan A. Weissburg (89) peacefully passed away seven days before his 90th birthday in McLean, VA. Allan grew up in Skokie, IL when this Chicago suburb was still a “prairie”. His mother, Helen made Allan and his brother Jerry wear orange caps so she could keep an eye on them playing in the tall grass.

He graduated from Purdue University in 1955 with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and a MS degree in Industrial Engineering in 1956. He also completed one year of study toward a Ph.D. in Statistics and Operations Research. Allan was a member of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity and Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma and Phi Eta Sigma honor societies.

Allan and his family moved often in their early years. Each of his three sons were born in a different state. Allan shared that the family owned the same car during a period when they lived in five different houses, as Allan climbed the career ladder working in engineering and management with technology manufacturing firms.

In the early 1970’s Allan altered his career path and joined Psychiatric Institute of America as Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer. In 1983 he served as Vice President and Managing Director of Washington Capital Group, a privately owned venture capital company. In 1985 he founded and served as President and CEO of Bancorp Venture Capital Company until 1991. In the early 1990’s he advised and raised capital for American Psych Systems.

Allan always had a passion for finance, particularly investing in private partnerships. He excelled at critiquing business plans. In 1993, after receiving his CFP he launched Weissburg Financial Services, a financial planning and investment management firm. He retired in 2000.

His grandmother, Gertrude taught him how to play golf, and as a young boy during the summer he was a caddie at a nearby country club in Skokie. Allan was a member of International Country Club in Fairfax from 1989-2006. He found the game more enjoyable by walking the 18 holes carrying his own bag. Allan loved to walk and would walk 3-4 miles a day. He was a member of the same poker group for 31 years.

He served on the Reston Planning and Zoning Committee. He served on the boards of Campania and a Drug Abuse Rehab & Counseling Center (PIDARC). In his retirement he focused on taking adult education courses through OLLI. He played Sudoku and read Newsweek and The Economist magazines from cover to cover.

Allan was known for his intellect, easy-going personality, his generosity, kindness, and gentle good spirit. In his words, “I’ve had an extremely happy life and I’m happy with the lifestyle I have and feel no need to have more”.

Allan will be most remembered by his many friends and family as a person of enthusiasm and positivity; and he was dearly loved by everyone. He rarely had a negative word to say about anyone, and maintained an upbeat outlook on life. He was a true gentleman with a strong work ethic. He believed you can be special without bragging about your accomplishments. He was a good listener and his advice was sought by many.

Allan and his wife Bernice were married for 38 years. They travelled extensively and enjoyed winters in Florida. His fondest memories were the many vacations he spent gathered in a large beach house with his extended family, often numbering 21 people. He was extremely proud of his family. He took joy in watching all nine of his grandchildren grow into good solid citizens, pursuing a good education and having careers they enjoyed, and would one day love as much as he did in his working years.

He is predeceased by his parents Allan Sr. and Helen Weissburg and sister Jean Curtiss. Survivors include his devoted wife Bernice Weissburg of Reston, VA, sons David (Lynn) Weissburg of Parrish, FL, Martin (Erica) Weissburg of Greensboro, NC, Daniel (Jamie) Weissburg of San Diego, CA, and his step-son Darren (Peggi) Phelps of Annandale, VA. He also leaves behind 9 loving grandchildren, Joey, Jacy, Jack, Harper, Emma, Kelsey, Jacob, Benjamin, and Sam, as well as his brother Jerry (Sarah) Weissburg of Yorktown, VA, and his first wife Jean Weissburg.

To honor Allan’s wishes, there will be no formal funeral service, but instead a Celebration of his Life will take place on a date to be determined.

In lieu of flowers the family kindly requests that memorial donations be made in his memory to Cornerstones, 11150 Sunset Hills Rd, #210, Reston, VA 20190 to help feed and shelter the homeless in Reston, VA.

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  1. Sheila Van Lare
    Thinking of you, the family and all the known memories of Alan. With much love, Sheila

  2. So sorry for your loss but oh the good times we can remember. Ireland adventure is tops on the list. He us at peace now.

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