Michael A. Altman


Michael A. Altman of Warwick, NY (formerly of Brooklyn, NY) passed away unexpectedly on June 12, 2022. He was 87 years old.

Born in New London, CT on April 21, 1935, he was the son of the late Harris Altman and the late Elizabeth Sokarl Altman.

Michael was a graduate of Boston University. He earned his master’s degree from New York University. Michael was a social worker for the City of New York. He was also a published freelance writer in several magazines. In 2022, he received a Certificate of Appreciation from Southern Poverty Law Center. When he took time off from work, he was an avid golfer and as a younger man won many awards for his game at Shennecossett Golf Course in CT.  He was an active member of the Warwick Historical Society.

Michael is survived by his devoted wife Eileen (nee Shea).

Visitation will be on Friday, June 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with a funeral service at 1:00 p.m.  at the Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, NY, followed by interment in Warwick Cemetery.

Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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Michael and I became friends in 1967. He and Eileen were always there for me and our lives intersected at various points throughout the years. He and Eileen attended both HIgh School and College graduations for my daughters. He grew up as a child listening to radio serials, one of which was The Lone Ranger and, using, accents from westerns, he and I re-enacted bits on an old reel-to-reel tape recorder he had.. As it was, neither of us wanted to be Tonto and, consequently, we called each other by that name for the rest of our lives........so......please rest in peace, my dearest friend......TONTO.
Arnold Waringer
We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Love, Your Produce Alliance Family
Produce Alliance
I will drive up there for the day for sure. We are all so sad.
A Shared memory...Michael was a kind and generous man. He has touched our hearts in so many ways, he will be missed. Michael new our grandsons had a liking for golf and would occasionally give them a gift from his own personal collection, They all have fond memories of him and will always remember his generosity. We admired Michael, he was an intelligent man with great conversations and many interesting stories. Left with memories now, we will continue to cherish them all and we are honored to have known such a kind man... Sleep well dear friend & peace be with you..🙏💔
Lori & Joe
Eileen We are so sorry for your loss. You and Michael were soulmates. Thinking of you and sending love during this difficult time. Micheal was always such a kind and gentle soul. Love, Tara and Lexi
Tara Noyes
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