In memory of
Nicholas F. Altomare
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In memory of
Nicholas F. Altomare
Nicholas F. Altomare Savannah - After a long and courageous fight, Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas F. Altomare, USA (Ret), 63, beloved son, husband, father and brother, succumbed to cancer surrounded by his family and friends on 14 April 2018 in Savannah, Georgia. Born 23 April 1954 in Bronx, New York, he is the oldest son of Marilyn (deceased) and Nicholas Altomare. Known for his athletic prowess and quick wit, he graduated from John Jay High School in East Fishkill, New York in 1972, and was accepted into the United States Military Academy, West Point. Upon graduation in 1977, Nick served proudly around the world in United States Army as an Infantry Airborne Ranger until retirement in 1996. He was known as a leader, teacher and mentor who selflessly chose to devote his life to the defense of this great Nation. Nick would openly profess that his single greatest accomplishment was marrying his best friend Deborah (nee Brescia). Partners in crime for over 40 years during which they happily raised three children Zachary (Candace), Chase and Catherine in an environment that valued character, love and laughter. Life in the Altomare family was lived to the fullest and Nick was the spark of many eventful family adventures. He would also want to be remembered for his love of anything that that had an engine to include motorcycles, cars, boats and airplanes, a passion which found him working for Gulfstream Aerospace in in the latter years of his life. He also had a passion for wood working, cooking and fine wines. In short, Nick appreciated the blessing that life had bestowed upon him while never losing the curiosity necessary for self-improvement and reflection. He is further survived by his father Nicholas Altomare and sister Susan Morrill (Joseph (deceased)) both from St, Augustine FL, and his brother COL Michael Altomare (Selinda), USA (Ret), from Springfield, Virginia. Nick, you measured your success on the happiness of those around you, the love you gave freely and the friendships you never took for granted. You lived life complete and passed with a life fulfilled. We love you and know that we will meet again in a better place. Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Fox & Weeks Funeral Home, 7200 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Savannah, GA. The Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 28, 2018 at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 11500 Middleground Road, Savannah, GA. The Burial Service will be 1:30 p.m., Monday, April 30, 2018 at the Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Road, Jacksonville FL with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, a donation is recommended to be made to at The Army Rangers Lead The Way Fund, which directly supports disabled U.S. Army Rangers, their families, spouses, & children of deceased active duty Rangers. www.leadthewayfund.org/donate .
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7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive
Savannah, GA 31406
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In memory of
Nicholas F. Altomare
Nicholas F. Altomare Savannah - After a long and courageous fight, Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas F. Altomare, USA (Ret), 63, beloved son, husband, father and brother, succumbed to cancer surrounded by his family and friends on 14 April 2018 in Savannah, Georgia. Born 23 April 1954 in Bronx, New York, he is the oldest son of Marilyn (deceased) and Nicholas Altomare. Known for his athletic prowess and quick wit, he graduated from John Jay High School in East Fishkill, New York in 1972, and was accepted into the United States Military Academy, West Point. Upon graduation in 1977, Nick served proudly around the world in United States Army as an Infantry Airborne Ranger until retirement in 1996. He was known as a leader, teacher and mentor who selflessly chose to devote his life to the defense of this great Nation. Nick would openly profess that his single greatest accomplishment was marrying his best friend Deborah (nee Brescia). Partners in crime for over 40 years during which they happily raised three children Zachary (Candace), Chase and Catherine in an environment that valued character, love and laughter. Life in the Altomare family was lived to the fullest and Nick was the spark of many eventful family adventures. He would also want to be remembered for his love of anything that that had an engine to include motorcycles, cars, boats and airplanes, a passion which found him working for Gulfstream Aerospace in in the latter years of his life. He also had a passion for wood working, cooking and fine wines. In short, Nick appreciated the blessing that life had bestowed upon him while never losing the curiosity necessary for self-improvement and reflection. He is further survived by his father Nicholas Altomare and sister Susan Morrill (Joseph (deceased)) both from St, Augustine FL, and his brother COL Michael Altomare (Selinda), USA (Ret), from Springfield, Virginia. Nick, you measured your success on the happiness of those around you, the love you gave freely and the friendships you never took for granted. You lived life complete and passed with a life fulfilled. We love you and know that we will meet again in a better place. Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Fox & Weeks Funeral Home, 7200 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Savannah, GA. The Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 28, 2018 at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 11500 Middleground Road, Savannah, GA. The Burial Service will be 1:30 p.m., Monday, April 30, 2018 at the Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Road, Jacksonville FL with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, a donation is recommended to be made to at The Army Rangers Lead The Way Fund, which directly supports disabled U.S. Army Rangers, their families, spouses, & children of deceased active duty Rangers. www.leadthewayfund.org/donate .
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Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors
7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive
Savannah, GA 31406
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