Arthur S. Altenau Jr.
AGE: 80 • South Plainfield
Arthur S. "Art" Altenau Jr., 80, died Sunday, February 16, 2014 at JFK Haven Hospice in Edison. Born in Elmhurst, NY Art grew up in White Stone NY before settling to South Plainfield NJ. He relocated to Gettysburg PA in 1989. He graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in Civil Engineering. As a civil engineer, Art worked for several major corporations including Nabisco, CBS and CCX. Additionally he over saw the building of the South Plainfield High School and finished his career working for the State of Pennsylvania. Art was a former member of St. Frances Xavier RC Church of Gettysburg, PA, where he was an active participant and previously a member Sacred Heart RC Church of South Plainfield. He enjoyed camping, canoeing, fishing and sailing, all which he looked forward to doing with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed music and dancing.
Predeceased by his wife who died in 2001, Dolores M. (Watson), surviving are his two daughters, Lori Esposito and husband Sal of South Plainfield and Lisamarie Marks and husband Dr. Charles of Gettysburg, Pa, two sons; Michael and his wife Maureen of Long Branch and David and his partner Eric Ewell of New York City, sister, Pat Stevens and husband Charlie of Florida and brother, John and wife Angela of Long Island. He will also be missed by his ten grandchildren, Marc, Nicole, Chelsea, Joseph, Kyle, Chuckie, Daniel, Kelly, Sal and Vincent.
Funeral services will begin on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 9AM in the McCriskin - Gustafson Home For Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Ave., South Plainfield NJ 07080 followed by a funeral mass in Sacred Heart RC Church at 10AM. Cremation will follow privately. Family and friends may attend visitation on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 from 2-4PM and 7-9PM in the funeral home. Donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity or a
. Please visit www.mccriskinfuneralhome.com for Art's interactive web page and further information of services.
Published in Courier News on Feb. 18, 2014