Missing you so very much today on your birthday.
It is simply amazing how many lives you profoundly touched during your time on this earth. In a world where there is so much greed and self-dealing, your generosity and charitable good deeds continue to stand out as truly remarkable.
There is no doubt you were a gifted genius who made the world a safer place with the technology you developed but in the end so many agree that what made you extraordinary, and truly unforgettable, was your magnificent, over-sized heart.
I cannot imagine a life being lived more completely so as I remember you today, and every day until we meet again, I will smile and feel blessed to have been your friend…
Hank, I am truly bummed, like a brick. Say hi to Chuck Sr., keep the Iz's cold and I'll catch up. This time, I promise not to chum the water. You are one of the realist people I ever met, definitely my brother from another mother. I had a lot to learn from you, still do: time. We'll catch up. Peggy, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Hippy Girl, I know you lost your brother. Hank I am honored to be “your kind of ---“, I'll see you soon…
It has been almost a year since your passing. I knew the world felt less full, less good but had no idea you had left this plane. This explains it. Thank you for inspiring me to be helpful and more importantly thank you for all you have done for others. God's grace was shown through you.
Some times friend's forget each other, This one here ( Hank ) will never be forgotten, he left us with a serious job to do and some unbelievably tool's to work with ( TLOXP ). Rest in Peace my friend.
Thinking about my friend hank. Who will never be forgotten.
To a man I only met once, but whose wit, wisdom and actions have impacted me in ways that will stay with me forever: Thank you Hank for a random act of kindness no one would ever witness or know about. I will never forget the hope that dawned into my dark world that day you helped me without a second thought. Your gesture restored my faith in people, luck and even myself. It was enough to make me wonder if I shouldn't give up...right when I was ready to. How can this not be known as good karma?
I know you struggled with a lot. A big heart will do that to a person. But I believe your biggest thirst that could never be quenched was the joy you got from protecting people who were struggling and didn't have the power or voice to change their destiny. No one is ever perfect, but when people remember you they should know you were trying real hard to do whatever, wherever you could...and you did.
And that alone...is pretty amazing when you think about it. You were right, meeting you was unforgettable..and I wouldn't have it any other way. Love and peace to you Hank, an imperfect being who possessed the most perfect will to love unconditionally. I pray this grace will stay with you in your next season.
It is said.."A person lives as long as their name is spoken by others", your name will be spoken for a long time
I miss you more than I would have imagined. I wish I'd told you that more often. Thanks for inspiring.
Thinking about a good friend..rest in peace brother..
Great man, fighting his own personal demons through helping others. Always helped others. Generous of heart and wallet. Will always love him.
We just heard of your passing. Although we only met you once, we enjoyed the time we spent getting to know you. Our deepest sympathy go out to your entire family, we wish you renewed strength and hope for tomorrow. Love, The Casale and Berger family.
Hank, buddy, I miss you. Looking back it doesn't seem that long ago that I met you during the days of Asher Painting and Waterproofing. It was then, we began our friendship as your lawyer and friend. I fondly recall the PCs lined up on bread racks at the old Sample Road address. Lets not forget your venture into the distillery world and the variety pack of exotic island drinks. Weren't you the pirate with the eye patch on the box? Who can forget or maybe who can remember User Lovable, the dawn of a new world yet unrealized. I shared your enthusiasm through DBT, DBTO and its evolution to TLO.Thanks for all the fun, the dinners and good times on What It Is.I still hear your boisterous belly laugh and the twinkle in your eye. The lives of all you have touched are richer for having known you.
I am proud to have met such a great and kindhearted person. You will be greatly missed.Rest in peace my friend.
I first met Hank when I was installing electrical services for his company (DBT). I was working one day and he asked me to join his company and work for him. I didn't quite know what to think or do, so I told him I would take a leave of absentance from my current job and give DBT a chance. To my suprize I became the eleventh employee at DBT. During my years working with Hank we became great friends and well as employer and employee.
Thanks to Hank I was able to do and see so much of the world I otherwise would have never seen. The trips to the Bahamas were always filled with fun and adventure. Fishing on his boats with him and friends and family was a wonderful time to remember always.
I am proud to have been a part of Hanks world of fighting crime and missing children he founded by the Amber alert.
Hank gave me some many opportunities and experiences that I will always be grateful for. (Thanks Hank)
I met so many people thur Hank's work,
like John Walsh,Jessie Jackson,F. Lee Bailey, President of Venezuela, and so many others.
Hank was always helping during times of diasters, like hurricane Katrina.
John Walsh and I drove to New Orleans in a amphibious vehicle that Hank had designed hoping to capture news and conditions of the aftermath of Katrina.
Thank you Hank for supporting me and my family during the passing of my late wife Pam. And your generosity during this time. I will always be grateful for your help.
I could go on and on about my times with Hank, but just know (Hank) that my memories and stories of us are told to others all the time.
So farewell my friend,I will truley miss you!!
William W. McCauley III
Hank Asher, a bit gruff at times, but always thinking of others, reaching out a hand to help, accepting people as they are, dreaming big dreams and solving problems in his sleep. By being him, he taught me so much and showed me how perfect I really am.
I consulted Hank on a computer "venture" and got pulled into his world. My excuses for why I was not "normal" were not accepted by Hank. Having grown up a foster child, I felt very broken, yet willing to take charge of my life. My 'life story' didn't phase Hank, instead it inspired him to show me all the really successful people with my 'exact story'. Hank accepted me wholly.
I think he wished I was a 9 or a 2 :0), but both of us were 8s. I love this man, this is a person who did great works and helped a lot of people. I'm sad I didn't get to tell him in this lifetime how special, perfect and amazing he is....one last time.
REMEMBER TO reach out to those you love, you never know when they will be gone. Thank you Hank. Thanks to his family too...by allowing Hank to be Hank (always thinking, workaholic, independent), you allowed him to change the world. I say thank you for the multitudes of people.
Hank, I miss you! Thank you for adding additional inspiration and clarity to my life.
I met Hank in '76 as an employee of Asher Painting, I was just a punk kid having fun in sunny Florida. He inspired and mentored me into his top forman and then supervisor (even fixed my broken teeth). Later brought me to Great Harbour "to get some work done" and a party or 2. A few years later he found that I was going to start a database company so he hired me at DBT to help teach me what that business was all about. Then he gave me a stake and sent me out to create Power In Data, Inc. He changed my life and I owe this great man everything as many many do. Thanks Hank. Please don't give God too much trouble about his database LOL. We will all miss you. Condolences to all his family and friends.
I first met Hank on a windy day while attempting to dock a Cruiser at North Andros Beach Hotel dock over thiry years ago. He alone saved the boat and my day. I did not know then that this guy in cutoff jeans, long black curly hair, a diamond earring, barefoot and shirtless would one day be the Capitan of his Industry. The Hank I knew then was the same you all have described to date, a strong caring man who always took the time to help those in need. I spent a total of two hours with Hank that day, more than enough to know the quality of the man. With a profound sense of loss, until we meet again.
We'll always have wonderful memories of all the great parties for your children and my daughter at your house in Great Harbour Cay. We all loved you and will miss you dearly.
Your friends from Great Harbour Cay, Bahamas,
Faye and Rachel Wagner
I met Hank in 1979. I was only 23 and he was 28. For years after we met he was a very dear friend and he showed me how to love life! We lost touch for many years, but after the death of my husband a few years ago, we spoke several times. His sense of humor and the way that he lived his life hadn't changed. I've heard many people refer to him as “colorful”. I guess that's a great way to describe him! He was like a rainbow of many components,but he was unlike anyone else that I've met in my life. Hank was a very generous and caring man who will be missed by all of those who really knew him. I'll miss you Hank!
met u flying and my brother gary, who passed away 8 years ago worked with u when painting contractor, we flew to great harbour cay, several times, you guys are finally back together, God bless you Hank, miss all those clear beck beers together, my best to your family
Asher family, It's with deep regret to hear that Hank has past you have my deepest symathy, Hank gave me a chance,i was his Chauffeur for a short time and enjoyed he's Spirit.
I met Hank Asher in 2010 at a World Investigator Conference in Dallas, TX. His life, work and dedication to humanity left a huge impact on me. My work desk is adorned with several inspirational writings... among those is Hank's business card. "AVEC SANG-FROID WITH HONOR AND TRUTH, WE PROTECT THE WEAK, THE WRONGED AND EACH OTHER, GENEROUSLY AND FIERCELY"
Hank's words have been one of my guiding lights in my work and my life. Hank will forever remain in my heart as one of the greatest inspirations. May Hank's family and friends rest assured that this Angel now has wings
Thank you, Hank, for the incredible opportunity to be your employee for many years, starting with DBT back in 1986 and ending with Choicepoint in 2003. Your intelligence, character and heart will be forever remembered by many. I'll never forget the beautiful flower arrangements received weekly, and the great times with you and the DBT family. You were one of a kind and one of the most amazing human beings I have ever met! Your efforts to change the world succeeded and your legacy will leave a footprint forever in every heart you touched! My heartfelt condolences to your family and may you RIP forever!!
RIP and thanks Hank. You was a brother to Valerie and she will carry you in her heart forever and you was a blessing to our family. Thanks,Chuck
The island of great harbor cay in the Bahamas was in shock n disbelieve,we couldn't believe such a good man was gone so soon, we still can't believe it. He was the nice person in the world and yes he thought that god was a black woman cause he said he was a black man in a white body . Hank saw no color , he just love people. He will greatly be missed. We loved him very much. Our deepest sympathy to his family from Mary knowles and the great harbour cay community.
I will never forget the day Hank hired me at 18 years old. He was so proud of AutoTrack and amazed me with what he knew about me already based on my national dossier! I owe many thanks to him for my 17-year career in public records. He truly pioneered this industry. His brilliance and generosity were incomparable to anyone that I ever met. He touched so many people's lives, and so many friends and spouses met because of the companies that he started. I always admired his entrepreneurship and am grateful to have known such an amazing person. Hank will be missed dearly and never forgotten. I give my condolences to his family; I pray for your strength and peace while you endure such a great loss.
Hank I was so blessed to have known you for so many years from Indiana to Fort Lauderdale. My heart is broken. I will miss you dearly. Thank you for always caring and always being there. My prayers and deepest sympathy to your loving family.
My family are so sorry for your lose. Hank came to Ft Laud and started painting for my father. He was so sweet to me and I will always cherish our childhood memories with my family. We lost track after he sold his painting company but my little sister found him again about 15 years ago and kept him up to date by e mail. His generous and enormous heart will be impossible for other to achieve. God Bless RUTH YOUNG
Hank was a remarkable individual who believed in "doing well by doing good." I am honored to have met and known him personally. His candid manner and commitment to the human community will be missed.
I heard you speak at a stock holder's meeting once and had to shake your hand afterwards. Your words were so meaningful. I'm sure your are wearing beautiful wings now.
Thanks for the many positive contributions you made to my life and to the lives of others. So many relationships, both personal and professional, exist today thanks to you. Try not to hassle God too much.
RIP Hank. You were such a generous soul....you did so much for my family and for many others...I wish you would have done the same for yourself. Your good deeds will continue to do good in this world.
We will miss your middle of the night phone calls (well not so much) and crazy ideas which really weren't that crazy after all. I will miss hearing the Hank stories. I am so sorry you won't be here to see how well your "other boy" will do in his life but because of you, he will be just fine.
Our condolences to the Asher family. A great soul has been lost.
So sorry to hear about Hank's passing. He was a remarkable person who's talents will be missed.
Condolences to his family. May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.
Never met the man, but after reading the obituary,I wanted to say THANKS to Hank! I am a Law Enforcement Officer, 35 years experience, employed in the forth largest city in the country and everyone in my office uses and appreciates the use of TLO!! Thanks Hank for sharing the data base with us.
Hank truly made a difference in this world and he will never be forgotten. He was a wonderful man in so many ways.
My heartfelt condolences to the Asher family. Mr. Asher remains a leader in the industry & will be missed for his genius business sense.
Thank you Hank for a career and a lifetime of stories and memories. I can't believe we're not going to get a chance to have a reunion with everyone from DBT, complete with bourbon chicken and vases of orchids.I will never forget sitting in your office with Frank on April 18, 1994 and watching you show off the very first linked files in Autotrak in my job interview; I started the next day and what an incredible rollercoaster it was. From that day forward, everything became history in the making. You were so intelligent that our mortal IQ's frustrated the heck out of you, but your compassion overwhelmed us too. A million thanks and rest well.
I feel so sad that I will never hear him tell any more of his great stories! He had such passion, and humor, and compassion. I will miss him. Condolences to his beautiful family!
Hank was a great man and did so many wonderful things, he will be truly missed.
Thanks Hank. We will continue the fight.
Hank helped us when no one else could. I will always remember and be thankful.
Rest in peace Hank Asher. You accomplished many great things and soared to great heights. Well done.
From your old friend who flew with you on many occasions. Sometimes right-side up and sometimes upside down. You will be long missed. Judith and the girls please accept my deepest condolences.
Hank was one of the most passionate people I have ever met. He touched so many lives and will be missed deeply.
Hank, Words cannot express the gratitude I have for you! You gave me employment @16 years old. Your extreme knowledge in the database world is unsurpassed! Thank-you for the awesome opportunity I had to work for you! I hope you are living well, in heaven! I pray for much love & peace, for you & your family! :)
I am truly saddened by Hank' death. Hank was a true visionary. Working at DBT was so much fun, being part of Hank's dream and making a difference.
His passing will not only leave a void in our lives, but in the hearts of everyone who knew him. Hank's memory will always remain deep within my heart.
Rest in Peace Hank...
My prayers go to those Hank left behind. May the love of this man always be with you, and may your sorrow be eased with the support of many who so admired him.
Sometimes life squeezes out and marginalizes the best among us; and other times a special soul will come into our lives and help us find the confidence in our imagination and creativity -- and the result is that we change the world.
Therein lies the "Lightening in the Bottle" that was the essence of our friend Hank Asher: confounding, conflicted, colorful and complex beyond description because he was the type of person that was so defined by his actions and gestures of kindness.
Generous to others and yet some might observe, unwilling to care most of all for his own personal well-being. Lover of his family, friends or those who just happen to be a passing stranger, yet a maniacal madman if you were on the opposite side of Hank in the courtroom.
Hank was my friend at a distance from nearly the very beginning, when I was one of his first really significant investors at DBT, and then at Seisint, and as a Channel Partner Manager and Solution Provider at Accurint.
Today, while American is at war, Hank brought a little bit of peace into our lives and made this country a safer place against enemies both foreign and domestic. His vision was magical and so too were the people around him -- Hank was truly a conundrum within a conundrum.
As a military contractor, I know that most will never truly appreciate the genius of Hank's developments and inventions when they were married against our federated programs to help all people and safeguard this nation. There are many such stories -- most of the good ones will never be known or told.
But, for me Hank more than anything was someone that allowed me to take my early investment in his incredible genius and buy a home where I raised my family and then developed my own company and trademarks, patents, and products. He was the person on the other end of the phone when I would call him late at night from the hospital and weep as my wife suffered from Cancer, and he encouraged me to not be afraid, but gave me the strength and courage to find solutions and take action -- all of which helped saved her life, the love of my life. He would swear at me, I would scream at him, and when we would see one another again the reunion always began with a bear like handshake and hug, profane greetings -- and we would start all over again.
In my world, where I serve, friends come and go -- people get killed and we move on -- its always the Mission first. Our brave friends are not mourned in the daylight, but during our personal darkness when we are alone with our thoughts and prayers.
But, the loss of Hank is a special and profound wound, one that leaves me with great sadness and yet bewilderment over how life is so fleeting, so precious and for Hank -- so unfairly short.
May the Lord Bless you and keep you my friend; in your going out and in your coming in, in your labour and in your leisure, in your life and in your death... God awaits you with His Supercomputer in the heavens ready to rock and roll once again and make "Lightening In The Sky"….
Hank I want to Thank you one more time for all you did for Steve when he was sick. If it wasn't for you the girl's and I wouldn't have had him as long as we did. You were a One in a Million type of Man that has helped so many people.You have a heart of Gold. It was an honor to be related to you. God Bless you now you can be at peace with your Mom and Sari..We will be thinking and praying for Judith,Desiree,Carly and Wally.
To say Hank was larger than life would be an understatement. He was a dynamic, exciting man to be around and to work with. He was generous in the big things as well as the small things. He will be missed. Hank, here's hoping you found peace. You will be remembered.
Hank touched so many lives and hearts. He was so important to our family especially to my husband who loved him deeply and had a bond with Hank that few people ever get to experience.
A true giant has passed this earth and is with a beautiful loving female god.
You were a brother to me.. A Pirata del Mundo
My heart aches with your passing. I know this is god's floor show.
You are in good loving hands with your dear mother and sister and with God.
You will always be a part of me. See you someday soon.
Blessings to you my friend
When I first met you I knew then I would never meet another man so tough, caring, brilliant and buck wild. You invited me into your family and did so much for me and my little fluffy fox. you and i loved our fast cars, sushi nights, bahamas trips and lady gaga parties. most importantly great friendship, so unpredictable my dancing bear you are deeply missed. I didn't expect to lose you so soon and I'm really bummed I didn't ge to see you since 2010. Thank you for coaching me and loving me. You will always have a special place in my heart no one can replace.
My condolences to his family. this is a terrible loss to our profession. he will be greatly missed, but there is warmth in knowing that his great works will live on and continue to help those that need it the most world wide.
We had the privilege of meeting Hank in 2009 as parents of Missing/Abducted Jennifer Kesse from Orlando,Fl 1/24/2006. Jennifer remains missing. We had never met a more sincere, compassionate, man who cared so deeply about the Missing. His anguish over the heinous crimes against our children was palpable. Hank, rest in piece...with your beloved Mom, sister now you are together. The world has lost a brilliant visionary. Your kindness will never be forgotten. Joyce & Drew Kesse
The country is a safer place thanks to your innovation. Seisint was the hallmark of your accomplishments! Thanks Hank!
Hank was the epitome of a true friend. He was a diamond in the rough.
Dear dear Hank, may you finally be able to rest in peace and walk along side your beloved mother and sister as God welcomes you home. It is a very, very sad day without you in it Hank, and there are no words for the emptiness I feel inside . I will never forget the 1st time I walked into your office at DBT, and met the kindness, most interesting genius who will forever be in my heart and in my prayers. There will never be another Hank Asher and the world is a better place because of you. Thank you for all your sacrifices in making the world a safer place for children and for everyone you touched with your kindness. Rest in peace Hank. My thoughts and prayers be with your family at this time.
It was a privilege to know Hank as a close friend and business partner from his first computer, through User Lovable, IIC, DBT and ultimately as best man to my wedding. He was a brilliant man with a huge heart. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those whose life he touched and to his family whom he loved above all else.
Sleep well bro, we'll be needing you back here soon.
So sorry for the loss of a great man.
He was there to help anyone in need.
Our prayers and love go out to the family.
I have enjoyed working and being a friend of Hank Asher. When Hanks mother passed he said "Dying is a part of life, not the end of life". He also said "I awoke this morning with the realization that I won't see her until I pass to the other side". May you be in the arms of your mother my friend.
Hank changed my life when I started flying on his magic carpet starting in 1999 at Seisint and then at TLO. I am honored to have been with this wonderful, loving, generous genius. What a great loss to the world.
Rest in peace with your family. You will be missed by many, thanks for everything, Hank-much love Joyce
A spark of energy,flamboyance, and ingenuity has been extinguished. You will be missed by many. Thanks Hank
The fuller story about Hank Asher and, more importantly, the deeper meaning of his life for his family, friends, associates and for all private eyes is
one that we should all work to compile.
This will help to ensure that Hank is both remembered and respected for his work to unselfishly help those he knew and the many more he would never know.
Giving Hank Asher his due will provide
future generations a shining example of a purposeful life and will plant a big shade tree for Hank's final rest.
RIP Hank, Ben Harroll - P.I. Museum Founder/Curator, San Diego, CA
He was such a great influence on so many. He will be missed
Hank Asher was one of the most impressive people I've ever known. A brilliant entrepreneur, a great philanthropist, an effective crime fighter and a person who would go out of his way to help people. He will be missed by all.
I am glad to have had the privilege of knowing you. Beginning with DBT, now thru TLO, and everything in between, I do believe you have done more for the investigative community than anyone else we could name. I have five children myself, and I have always appreciated your work and your contributions related to missing and exploited children.
A spark of energy,flamboyance, and ingenuity has been extinguished. You will be missed by many. Thanks Hank
Hank, thanks for your kindness. Peace.
Hank, You were my hero. Love you forever.
This man was a genius who will be missed. He helped many and always had a soft side for the helpless. I can safely say in my 68 years I never met a brighter mind with such a big heart.RIP Hank.
Dear Dear Hank, may you rest in internal peace and forever be with your beloved mother and sister. You were a GREAT man Hank Asher, the world will never have another. Your language might have been rough, but your heart was golden, your compassion for helping some many children and the world will be your legacy. You will foreve be missed by all those who know and loved you. It's so very sad to think I will never hear your laugh again. My thoughts and prays are with you and your family.
It was amazing knowing you and so appreciate the work you did to help children. You are unique and unforgettable! God Bless you and your family. BP
Never will there be another person like Hank. I worked for him at Asher Waterproof Coatings and dated him for five years back in the 80s. Desiree was just an adorabe 2 year old and was the love of his life. We had kept in touch over the years, but not very much recently once Sari became sick. I know that devastated him because Sari was Hank's hero. Rest in peace, my friend.
Proud to have been a part of your first data company and to have shared in architecting a bleeding edge database. May your soul find peace.
I can think of no one who has contributed more to our profession and law enforcement. I'm on the other ened of the continent, yet Hank took the time to call me on a couple of occasions when I had issues with the first opening of TLO. Down-to-earth and personable. One of who I am so sorry I didn't get the opportunity to meet in person, maybe over a beer or something. Much love, prayers & thoughts to his family and close friends. He is undoubtedly wrapped in God's arms now. Bless you Hank .. !
Hank Asher was a wonderful person who contributed and helped so many people. This is a great loss. I got to know Hank after he helped me with a problem I was having that no other expert was able to solve. Months later it was my pleasure to return the favor to Hank when he called me and solicited my help for a situation he had in Northeast Florida.
Rest in peace Hank, you will be missed.
Hank and I were friends and roommates back in Ft Lauderdale in the early 70' Great man and friend'good times. My first sailing trip to the Bahamas was with Hank. He will be missed.
You will be missed by all us Investigators
Thank you for the time we spend together. Your Friend Carl G
Thank you for your friendship and thank you for your contribution to society. The world is a better place because of your efforts. Well done, Hank!
I feel honored to have had someone as wonderful as you come into my life. Your soul is truly one of the most beautiful I have ever known. Your heart one of the biggest and your caring nature towards others is unsurpassed. To have known you is to understand this. Mere words on a page will never do justice to the man you truly were. My heart aces knowing our talks will no longer be but I know you are watching and caring from above. Goodbye dear friend you will be so missed.
Hank: you changed my life and the lives of countless others. Back in the day when it was just you, Frank, Walter, christian, Marty and me were the best! It is one of the best chapters in my life. Thanks for believing in me. My condolence to your family. RIP
Billy and I met Hank at one of Jimmie Mesis, PI Magazine founders marketing classes. We found Hank warm, friendly and excited about life. As I have read about his life today, I agree now he was bigger than life in his charity, compassion and tireless effort for the innocent. May God grant him a special place in heaven and may all his family and loved ones including the many friends and business associates be comforted in knowing that he is in a peaceful place and that the work will go on, terrorists and child predators along with human traffickers are still hunted.
Hi Hank! We're going to keep the dream going until fruition. I'm in for the long haul! I know you'll be with us all the way.
Hope you have blue skies & calm waters forever, my friend. Thanks for the memories & all the good work for children. Hope you are reunited with Your Mom, Dad & Sari.
We will miss you!
I was introduced to Hank through Jack Hight and over the years always paid extra attention to anything Hank was involved in. This is terrible news, the world lost a remarkable man and we were safer having him with us.