Victor S. Altieri, Sr.
April 20, 1931 - November 6, 2013
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|Saratoga Springs, NY - Master Sergeant Victor S. Altieri Sr., United States Air Force, Retired, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at the age of 82.
Born on April 20, 1931, he was the son of the late Louis Altieri and Louise Henninger of Bridgeport, Connecticut. He was also preceded in death by a special daughter, Charlotte Altieri, and special brother, David Henninger.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Grace (Van Denburgh) Altieri, sons and significant others Ralph (Judith Altieri), Victor Jr. (Marianne Altieri), Louis (Teresa Adinolfi), and Thomas (Jackie Hayes); granddaughters Lynn Altieri-Need, Melissa Altieri, and Jennifer Altieri; and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law Molly and Fran Carroll of Trumbull, CT, sister-in-law Rose Farrell and husband Roy, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Victor graduated from Harding High School in Bridgeport, class of 1949 and was an avid member of the Occuret Boys Club. He joined the Air Force in 1951and shortly thereafter, he was assigned to the 656th radar squadron in the Saratoga Springs area where he met his wife. After serving at various radar sites across the northern United States and overseas for 21 years, he retired in June, 1972 and delved into civilian life by continuing his love for bowling and acquiring a passion for golf. Over the years he made numerous friends and acquaintances at area bowling alleys in the winter months and golf courses in the summer.
His family extends a special thank you to the Red and Silver teams, the staff of the Cancer Care/Oncology department, and Dr. Eugene Kim of the Albany Stratton Veterans Administration Hospital for the care they provided Victor and the care they provide our veterans. Additionally, the family is grateful for the comfort Victor received from the doctors and staff of the 3rd floor C wing at Saratoga Hospital, and all others who provided comfort and care during Victor’s illness. Lastly, the family extends a very special thank you to Victor’s neighbor Maureen Nest for her love, care, and friendship.
Relatives and friends may call from 5 to 8pm Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs 584-5373.
Services will be conducted at 9:30am Wednesday at the funeral home and burial with military honors will follow at 11am at the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saratoga Bridges NYSARC Saratoga Co. Chapter, 16 Saratoga Bridges Blvd., Ballston Spa, NY 12020, Salvation Army, 27 Woodlawn Ave. ,Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, Habitat for Humanity, or a charity of one’s choice.
Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.