A retired employee of the Department of Veteran Affairs and a longtime employee of the Bank of West Baton Rouge, he passed away peacefully Friday, April 15, 2011, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Bluebonnet. He was 84 and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Visiting at Wilbert Funeral Home, Port Allen, on Monday, April 18, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visiting continues at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Brusly, on Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Matthew Dupre, celebrant. Interment in St. John Cemetery, Brusly. He is survived by a daughter, Dawn M. Altazan; two sisters, Rosemary Hebert, and Faye Warren and husband James; two brothers, Eric Altazan Sr. and wife Frances, and Gerald Altazan; six grandchildren, Ryan D. Altazan Sr. and wife Melissa, Jennifer Wood and husband Kevin, Heather Altazan, Chad King Jr. and wife Amanda, Kristi Shullaw and Joseph Crescionne; 10 great-grandchildren, Mystri, Rebecca, Gage, Triston, Ryan Jr., Kacie, Lisa, Chloe, Caiden and Connor; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Verna Lee Altazan; daughter, Melissa D. Altazan; parents, Achille and Claudia Altazan; sisters, Helen, Emily and Julie; and brothers, James, Louis and Vernon. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Brusly. Please share sympathies, condolences and memories at www.wilbertservices.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com on Apr. 17, 2011