FRANK ALTAMURA
1917 - 2019
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FRANK ALTAMURA Frank Altamura, centenarian, passed away peacefully April 30, 2019, in Las Vegas. He was born December 12, 1917 in Bronx, NY, the devoted son of Vincent James Altamura and Rosealia (Careri) Altamura. He leaves behind his loving wife, of 27 year,s Joan (Harned) Altamura; and his four children, Steven Altamura, Patricia Sauerbrei and son-in-law Thomas Sauerbrei, Lydia King and partner, John Ovnik, and Frank Altamura. Surviving also are his brother, Anthony Altamura and his wife Pricilla; sister Norma Ponzio; and sister-in-law, Camille Altamura. Frank was a loving grandfather to seven grandchildren, Michelle Gabriel, Richard Altamura, Paul Seifert and wife Daniella, Douglas Altamura and wife Jennifer, Ryan King and wife Nedie, and Marc Altamura; and eight great-grandchildren, Alexa, Benjamin and Julienne Gabriel, Grace, Aiden, and Ava Altamura, and Gabriella and Nicholas Seifert. He was the proud uncle of numerous nieces and nephews. Frank grew up in Queens, NY, one of 10 siblings and started his work career early to help support his family. He served five years in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II and worked as a salesman and then a driver for Wilson Freight Forwarding Company for 30-plus years. He retired in Las Vegas in 1980 where he lived out the rest of his life. He lived a life that demonstrated love of family first, self-reliance and generosity to all. He loved sports and Sinatra. His favorite pastime was going to the Orleans Hotel and Casino where he loved and was loved by many devoted friends who kept him young, active and happy. Interment will be at 11:20 a.m. Tue., May 14, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Boulder City, NV 89005.



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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on May 5, 2019.
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June 2, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to Joanie and Franks family. He was a delightful person who spread joy wherever he went and Im sure he is enjoying his eternal reward in Heaven. Much love, Patricia and Len Greiner
May 13, 2019
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Frank. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure when it fills your heart with love and brings you joy. May you find comfort in Jesus promise of the hope of everlasting life on earth at John 6:40.
VG
May 7, 2019
Dear Uncle Frank, you will be so very missed. I will especially miss your phone calls and good conversation. I am forever grateful that you were in my life and always admired your commitment to your family. May you rest in peace. We send our love and prayers to his family, my cousins and all those who loved Uncle Frank.
Jim, Shelby and Thomas Joseph Altamura
Jim Altamura
May 7, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the family on your loss.
Tom H.
May 6, 2019
Bottom line Frank loved everyone and everyone loved him. He will be deeply missed by all at the Orleans where he was a friend to all. Love you and will miss your smiling face at every event we had. Deborah
May 5, 2019
I'll never forget meeting Frank and instantly feeling like I was part of his family. He was good to everyone around around him. Frank's warm, joyful heart will be missed.
-Kelly Bolton
May 5, 2019
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Frank. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure when it fills your heart with love and brings you joy. May you find comfort in Jesus promise of the hope of everlasting life on earth at John 6:40.
VG
May 5, 2019
Frank had a wonderful way of making the people around him smile, laugh, and feel like family. He will truly be missed!
Suzanne Sprague
May 5, 2019
Frank had a magnetic personality, he could walk into a room of 100 strangers and walk out with 50 friends.
Tom Sauerbrei
May 5, 2019
Dearest Dad: We will miss you so very much. Your love and your values will always be with us. Thank you for being such a strong presence in our lives. You worked hard, played hard and lived life to the fullest with vigor and dignity.You will be remembered by all for your love and generosity to all. You lived life as a role model for everyone who knew you. We will always be grateful for all you gave to us. Forever in our hearts, Your Patty and Tom
Patricia and Tom Sauerbrei
May 5, 2019
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