Early Wednesday morning, January 9, 2013, Robert "Bob" Altman, 53, passed away from complications due to a lung disease. Bob was born on September 14, 1959, in Chandler, Arizona, to James and Patricia Altman.|
On March 6, 1976, he married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Viki O'Connor. Together they had three sons, Keith, Jeremy, and Eric.
Bobby enjoyed everything about life. He worked in the printing industry for 35 years, with 25 of those years at the Poway News Chieftain. Some of his favorite hobbies were fishing, golfing, softball, taking desert trips with his family and watching the San Diego Chargers. There was very little about life that Bob didn't enjoy. But what he really loved most was spending time with his wife, his sons, and his grandchildren. He was known for his extreme patience and his mellow, laid back demeanor. There was very little, if anything, that bothered him. Bob had many friends but knew no enemies.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Jimmy; brother in law, Jackie Pike; and his nephews, Jarod and Jacob Martarano. He is survived by his wife, Viki; his three sons, Keith (Amber) Altman, Jeremy (Jamie) Altman and Eric (Alex Gombos) Altman; grandchildren, Robby, Richie, Camden and Hailey; siblings, David Olmstead, Michael Olmstead, Waneta Pike, Lynne Dent, Vickie Richards; and many extended family members and friends.
A Celebration of Life was held at Lake Poway on Saturday, January 12, 2013.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Robert's name to the
or to your local Animal Shelter.
Published in the Pomerado News on Jan. 17, 2013