Allen Benfield Koenig

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Allen Benfield Koenig, 62, of Asheville, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2011, at his home. He was born on September 12, 1948, to the late Dorothy Benfield Koenig and Robert F. Koenig, of Niskayuna, NY. Allen served as attorney in charge of estate administration at Strauss & Associates, in Asheville, NC. He was an avid and accomplished cyclist, woodworker, musician, brewer, and vintner. Allen is survived by his beloved wife, Suzanne; his dear father, Robert; his brother, Edward; his two children, Brian and Amy; his step-children, Johan, Tanya, and Liza; and his grandson, Louis. He was a loving husband, father, and friend, and he will be truly missed. A gathering of friends and family will take place on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Allen's home.

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  1. Words cannot express my sadness at Albie’s passing. A dear friend and team mate will always be with me on every ride. Time and distance did not diminish his impact on me and those who shared in his life.

  2. Allen came into our lives at the perfect time. Since then he has become more than a partner/lawyer. He has become a great friend, counselor and mentor. We will miss him and the tremendous value he brought to our lives.

  3. My sincere condolences to Suzanne, Uncle Bob, Ed and the rest of the family. I’m sorry I couldn’t be there in person to lend support, but my thoughts are with you all.

  4. Suzanne and Family:
    I know there is a gaping hole in your lives with Allen’s passing. During my +/- 3 year professional association with Allen I came to appreciate Allen’s keen mind, sincerity and witty humor. I will miss Allen deeply, but will cherish my fond memories.


    Colin Larsen

  5. Looking at a photo of Allen, I find myself remembering his dry wit and sense of irony. To think that his life is over seems absurd; yet I sit here, way up in Massachusetts, knowing it is true. I ponder how seldom we saw each other after growing up. I cannot answer exactly why.

  6. Allen was a man I wanted to know better . he meant so much to TomJr because he was willing to share his vast experiences
    My remberances of Allen gave meaning to the word ” Special ”

  7. We would like to send our deepest condolences to Allen’s family. We remember Allen fondly from the local Attorneys’ Bar lunches and other events. Allen was always great company and pleasure to work with.

  8. Our firm would like to extend our condolesence to Allen’s family. He was a good man and an outstanding attorney. He will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    W.O. Brazil, III
    Meghann K. Burke
    Peter L. Roda
    Cathy C. Haddock
    Victoria Lyall

  9. Paying tribute to Allen Koenig. He was a great and loyal friend during our days at Tufts University. He had a wonderful curiosity about the world and great courage to create new things. Special condolences to his brother Ed. We spent some time on our farm in Albion, Maine. Allen then went on to Colraine, MA where he made and played guitars. He loved photography at the time and was the editor of the Tufts Yearbook, which he filled with photographs.

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