Richard J. Altier
1953 - 2020
Altier, Richard J. CLIFTON PARK Richard J. Altier, 67 of Clifton Park, passed away at his home on November 7, 2020, as a result of COVID-19. Born on March 2, 1953, he was the only son of the late Richard Altier Sr. and Helen McGuire Altier. Rich was a 1971 graduate of Shenendehowa High School. He later attended Siena College where he studied insurance, marketing and business management. He served as president of All Lines Specialists Inc., an independent insurance agency, from 1982 until 1997. Always feeling more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it, Rich went on to form Memory Lane Productions, a company specializing in producing unique video tributes in the Capital Region. He returned to the insurance field in 2007 and, at the time of his death, was the senior licensing and contract specialist for Advisors Insurance Brokers in Clifton Park. Dubbed the "class clown" in his high school yearbook, anyone who knew Rich couldn't help but smile when he entered the room. From fun loving pranks to magic tricks, he entertained his nieces and nephews for hours on end. In addition to his sense of humor, Rich has been the devoted brother and life-long caretaker to his handicapped sister Mary. His other hobbies included photography, cooking and gardening. Rich is survived by his sisters, Kathleen Kleinhans (Jim), Mary Altier, Leslie Campbell (Dan), and Nancy Borini (Louis). He is also survived by his wife Cynthia Altier; and his two stepchildren, Ryan and Jessica. In addition, Rich leaves behind his 10 nieces and nephews who he cared for with all his heart. A celebration of Rich's life will be held in the spring of 2021. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Rich's favorite charity, the Double H Ranch, 97 Hidden Valley Rd, Lake Luzerne, NY, 12846. For condolences or to light a candle you may visit

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Published by Albany Times Union on Nov. 28, 2020.
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Rich was a good friend & co-worker for many years & a kind soul. I will miss you. My sincere condolences to his family
December 1, 2020
We are long time friends of Cindy Altier and when she married Rich, another friend was welcomed. We will always remember Rich and his sense of humor and kind heart. He was very witty and quite the photographer, and put his heart and soul into making people smile. We are sad to see him depart this world. He will be missed. God bless the Altier family.
Norm & Yvonne Jarvis
November 30, 2020
Rich was a good friend of mine from our high school days. He was always happy, ready to play a prank or tell a joke. We had reconnected around our latest reunion, and he was still the funny and caring guy he was in high school, always ready to lend a helping hand. A very good man, and will be very much missed. My sincere condolences to his family.
Bob Hickcox
November 30, 2020
Rich you made me laugh for so many years. You had a kind and caring heart and I will miss you. Altier family, I’m so very sorry for your loss.
November 30, 2020
“Richie Rich” (as Penny used to call you), you will be missed by many. I enjoyed working with you through the years. You very quietly got a ton of intricate time-sensitive licensing & contracting done swiftly & efficiently. You were an excellent photographer & “techie” go-to person for us all. Your smile will always be remembered. I still can’t believe you’re gone. Thank you for everything you gave to this world. You were a kind & giving man with a generous soul & good spirit.
November 28, 2020
Dear Leslie and family,
So sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers in this difficult time. Keep the fun, fond memories in the forefront of your mind. Love, Chris Bemis
Christine Bemis
November 28, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Nancy J Glodich
November 27, 2020