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Longtime Louisville Seminary Trustee Henry Alan Steilberg Dies

Feb 27, 2018

Henry Alan SteilbergLongtime Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary Trustee Henry Alan Steilberg, 84, died on Sunday, February 25, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. A Louisville native, Steilberg attended Manual High School, where he excelled academically and then studied Civil Engineering at the University of Kentucky, graduating in 1955 as valedictorian of his class. He went on to establish himself as a successful entrepreneur as owner of Henry A. Steilberg, Inc., in which capacity he oversaw and completed multiple building projects throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

He served as an untiring and faithful member of Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church for 68 years as well as a trustee of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary for 38 years. Most recently, Steilberg served as a member of Louisville Seminary’s President’s Roundtable and the seminary’s Caldwell Society.

Born on August 11, 1933, to Virginia Becker Steilberg and Henry Augustus Steilberg, Alan Steilberg was the last surviving child among three siblings, preceded in death by the Rev. Robert Hays Steilberg and Susan Steilberg Millington.

Steilberg is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lucy Daniel Steilberg, and two devoted children, Lucy Craig Steilberg and Dr. Hays Alan Steilberg, as well as four grandchildren, Henry, Louis, Clara and Peter.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. Jane Cornett and the staff of the Memory Care Unit at the Episcopal Church Home of Louisville.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 3, at 11 a.m., at Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church (142 Crescent Ave. Louisville, Ky. 40206), followed by a reception at the church. A private burial will follow immediately thereafter at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Donations in Steilberg’s honor may be made to Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church or Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
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