Photo courtesy of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes & Crematory

Karl Altau

Waynesboro, Virginia

Jan 3, 1925 - Jan 3, 2013

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I worked with Karl at Benger Lab from 1974-76. He, Chuck Goodrich, Earl Chittum, Richard Harlow and I had a lot of fun in the Lycra research group and did a lot of good work together. Karl always impressed me with his knowledge, capabilities and patience with a younger engineer. After being transferred to other DuPont sites, I kept in touch with Karl through his book sales and have a number of books from him on my shelves. He was always a strong advocate of Estonian independence, and I...

May the many happy memories of your active father comfort you in these sad moments. From the photos and the description of his life, it is clear that he lived fully, gave much and left our world a better place. Maria Pedak-Kari. Gaithersburg, Maryland.

We are so sorry to about your loss. We enjoyed having him as our neighbor.

Chris & Lisa Bodkin

Mr Altau will be greatly missed. He was a gracious person and always had a great story to tell. His colletion of books had to rival the local public library! I'm glad to have known him.

More than 50 years of memories of Karl and his family are special to me. He was a friend of my parents, and Cal and I always enjoyed visiting with him and Virve whenever we were in Waynesboro. He was a wonderful tennis partner, as well as a formidable opponent. Cal and I will always remember this remarkable man. Our sincere condolences to the family.

We greatly enjoyed meeting him and found him very interesting. Sorry & God Bless.

Tere, Vava Karl ma armastan siind! Aitah sa olid ni hea ja kallis mulle. Upisin palju sinu kast. Ma igatsen su jargi iga paav. Musi kalli -Aliisa

Karl, My condolences to you and your family. John Armstrong.

We are glad to have known you, Karl. You enriched the stamp club many times over.

Modris and Elaine Kucs


Karl's Obituaries

Karl Altau of Waynesboro, Virginia died on January 3, 2013 on his eighty-eighth birthday following a short illness. A resident of Waynesboro since 1956, Altau was born in the Estonian seaside resort of Pärnu. As an 18 year old in 1943, during the German occupation of Estonia, he escaped to join...

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