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1930 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Sept. 3, 1930 - July 20, 2014 Milton J. Altmark of Sarasota, Fla., passed away quietly July 20, 2014, at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Shirley Altmark of 55 years; father of Alan (Karen Miller) and Barry Altmark and grandfather of Ethan and Annabelle Altmark. Milton's life was shaped by his love of flying. Born in the Republic of Panama, he graduated from Cristobal High School, Canal Zone, in 1949 with his private pilot's license in hand. He worked for the US Government in the Canal Zone and served in the US Army from 1953 to 1955. With help from the G.I. Bill, he moved to Tulsa, Okla., and attended the Spartan School of Aeronautics. There he received his mechanic's Airframe and Powerplant certification. He worked as an airplane mechanic and flight instructor until 1964, when he went to work as a pilot for Central Airlines, which later merged with Frontier Airlines. He spent the remainder of his career in Kansas City, Mo., retiring in 1986 as a Captain of the Boeing 737. He spent the remainder of his life in Sarasota, where he was a member of the Quiet Birdmen and a Life Member of the B.P.O. Elks. Private services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Milton to your local non-profit hospice organization or to the Tidewell Hospice House of Sarasota, tidewell.org
Published in Kansas City Star on July 27, 2014
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