Glastonbury Funeral Home
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Glastonbury, CT 06033
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William C. Altmann Jr.

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ALTMANN, William C., Jr. On Monday, (June 19, 2006), William Charles Altmann, Jr. passed away unexpectedly at his home in Glastonbury. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Valeda Stusick Altmann and his mother, Dorothy, and stepfather, Merritt Stuart and his father, William C. Altmann, Sr. He is survived by his brother and his wife, Peter and Beth Altmann and his nephews, Scott and Christopher Altmann and a great-nephew, Weston Altmann. Also, he is survived by three stepsisters, Charlotte Bergstrom, Lillian Stuart-Whistler and Elizabeth Calvert. Bill was to have been married in July to the new light of his life, Nancy Manning, to whom he was devoted. Bill graduated from St. Lawrence University and did post graduate studies at the Sorbonne, the University of Beruit and Middlebury College. During his lifetime, he was a French teacher and a salesman of college texts. He was an avid naturalist and studied extensively in the fields of archeology, ornithology and botany. For many years he headed the Christmas bird census in the Glastonbury area. Bill was one of the founders of "The Friendly Visitor" program which provided homebound elderly with weekly companionship. In addition, he was a volunteer with the Meals on Wheels program. Bill was a very giving person and helped many people to have a better life. He was a Sai Baba devotee and traveled to India on his spiritual quest. Donations may be made to the Sathya Sai Baba Society 305 West 1st Street Tustin California 92780, in William Altmann's name. Funeral arrangements are being made by the Glastonbury Funeral Home, 450 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury. The family will receive friends , Friday June 23, at 10 a.m. and the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be announced.

Published in The Hartford Courant on June 22, 2006
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