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James J Altman

February 10, 1923 ~ November 4, 2017 (age 94)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James J. Altman, 94, of New Orleans, LA. from complications of acute heart failure and dementia on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Passages Hospice in New Orleans, LA. He was predeceased by his first wife, Naomi {Gehr) of Alexandria, LA, in 2000, and his brother, Ivan S. Altman in 2016. James is survived by his 2nd wife Sabina (Chapman) of New Orleans, LA., and his three sons Joel G. Altman (Johannah), Ross S. Altman (Karen), and Benjamin C. Altman (Heather), and Carol Altman, six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren.
James was born in Louisville, KY. on February 10, 1923, the eldest son of Ernest and Rose (Baron) Altman. He earned a BA in Business Management from the Louisiana State University in 1944. While attending Louisiana State University, he met Naomi Theresa Gehr, from Alexandria, LA., and they married after graduation on January 20, 1945 in New Orleans. James served in the U.S. Army as a Communications Officer of a field artillery battalion in Europe, continuing in the Kentucky National Guard until his retirement as a Lt. Colonel after 20 years of service. He was active in the Boy Scouts with his sons as an Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 30, associated with Adath Jeshurun Synagogue, Louisville, KY, in the mid-1960's. Graveside services were held at the Adath Jeshurun Cemetery on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Donations may be made to Congregation Beth Israel, 4004 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, LA 70002 or to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be expressed online at Information call 504 835-2341.

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