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Celebrating the life of
Richard "Dick" Altman
February 27, 1928 - November 21, 2014
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
  • Memorial Service
  • 2:00pm - Saturday, November 29, 2014
  • Bering Memorial United Methodist Church
  • 1440 Harold Street (Map)
    Houston, Texas 77006

  • (713) 526-1017

I very much regret this huge loss and feeling the pain his family are going through, I want to share the hope that very soon "will be a resurrection from God", as the Bible tells us in Acts 24:15. Courage and strength to all your family at this painful time. www.JW.org

Gerardo, Kissimmee, FL

I'm so sorry for your family's loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time. 2 Cor 1:3,4

webber, waller, TX

what can I say about a man whose life was an open book? with Dick, what you seen is what you got. I feel so honored to call Dick my friend .Dick volunteered for me at Bering for at least thirteen years. He was there almost every day. You get to know a person very well in that length of time. He shopped at Krogers for me, washed pots and pans, took the garbage out. He was never to proud to do what was ask of him. If Dick was happy, every one knew it. If he was angry or upset every one knew that too.He was not good at hiding his feelings. I knew that with out a doubt that I was loved by him. His words said it, his actions said it. I didn't always agree with him but I always respected his opion.Dick would go to Krogers for me and thought that he had to tip all of the employees from bag boy, to carry out to the cashier. A lot of the time he would come back just bitching. I would laugh so hard. He was really funny when he was angry. You could never take him seriously .I will surely miss my friend. His love for David was with out limits. He always said that David was the smartest person that he had ever met. Funny, I always thought that Dick was the smartest person that I knew. Dick had a wonderful life. His life revolved around David as David's life revolved around Dick. Dick was one of the finest men who ever walked this earth. I now have to say goodby to Dick. The memories will last a long time. Dick, when you are in heaven, please try not to show your temper. People up there just might not like it. Just be your sweet wonderful self. Until we meet again, I will always miss you my friend. Lisa

Lisa Tefft, Sugar Land, TX

Sorry to hear of my friends passing. We go way back... including high school, college, fraternity, and my wedding. Our sympathy to his family and friends. Bob (Rocky) and Patsy Dare

Robert and Patsy Dare, Wellington, Kansas

I was so sorry to her about Dick's passing. We went from kindergarten at Washington School to graduation at Wellington High School . I have a lot of good memories of those days. I'll keep you in my prayers.

Audrea Hill Frazer, Wellington, Ks

We are so sorry. We will be praying for you, Dave.

Cindy and Gary Albert, Jamul, CA

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Altman family in your time of loss. With sincere sympathy, John, Duane, Sherri and Vickie

Stewart Office, Wellington, KS

Our condolences on the passing of Dick. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

John T Roberts and Margarette Roberts, Santa fe, NM

Dick was a wonderfully bright, funny and delightful person! He eagerly shared his talents with Bering Omega Community Services. I always smiled when he walked in our doors. He was beloved by many people here and he will be missed.

Ann Reed, Houston, Texas

Dick was a dear, loving, giving soul and I am glad to say I knew him. Peace be with Dave, and indeed with Dick's entire family.

Vance, San Francisco, CA

Dick was and will always be someone I will remember in many good ways! Dick and Dave showed me what love is all about and helped my also in allowing me to be the person I am. Two people to look up! Instead of feeling sad I want to concentrate in being happy to know that Dick had an awesome husband and friends at his side. So good to know that he got all the good back, he gave! My thoughts are with you Dave! Love!

Alexis Nano, Cologne, Germany

From one who has been a part of the Altman-Carr Family for Generations, I'll miss "Uncle Dick".He was a unique individual and will be missed by all.

Francis E.Carr, Wellington, KS

My thoughts and prayers are with David and the Altman family. This is such loss for our Dad's Club community. Richard was a great man and such a joy to have around. I will miss him ridding the I bike, our conversations and I will remember his wonderful times here at the club!

Eva Mueller, Houston, Tx

God bless you and your precious family. Love, Georgia

Georgia Marrow, Houston, TX.

My prayers are with you, Kelly, as you mourn the loss of your Dad. I remember Dick as being a positive person, and reading his obituary makes me wish I had known him as an adult. I hope your time together at the Memorial is healing. Love and Prayers, Amy Rogers

Amy Rogers, Edmond, OK

I've shared lots of wonderful Wednesday night meals with Dick. What a gem of a man, truly a very special person. Love you Dick, rest in peace my dear friend. Rita

Rita , Seabrook, TX

I only met Dick one time. It was in his home and I was so touched by him and Dave. I was invited there by Alexis and their kindness was so impressionable on me that I have logged it as one of the nicest experiences I have had. I wish I knew you better, so I could comfort you. I will, instead, pray for peace for you, for your family, and for Dick. Love, Allison

Allison Vogt, Houston, TX

I have nothing but great memories of Dick Altman. He always had fun with us sharing the same name. Condolences to Dave - I love you both.

Timothy Altman, Amarillo , Tx

I have nothing but great memories of Dick Altman. He always had fun with us sharing the same name. Condolences to Dave - I love you both.

Timothy Altman, Amarillo , Tx

I recall many happy times volunteering at the Bering Omega Care Center. Fun days in the kitchen. Love and condolences Peg

Peg Nevers, Houston , Tx

Our thoughts and prayers with all of the family. May the wonderful memories of Uncle Dick help you all through these hard times. Love, The Marcellino Family

Whitney Altman-Marcellino, Lawrence, KS

You will be missed Dick!

Mario Bindrim, London, UK

My deepest sympathy & love to all the family.

Lou Hatcher Kryder, Dallas, TX

I am a Dick's fraternity brother from KU where we shared a basement room called the Coal Hole for our last two years at KU. I just lost contact with him since then. He will be sorely missed by friends and family including folks like me with whom his company enriched our lives. Thank you, Dick, for all the memories.

Ed Stollenwerck, Houston, TX

Our healing thoughts and condolences go out to you.

Mark and Mike, Houston, TX

Richard “Dick” Altman, 86, passed away peacefully November 21, 2014 at St.Luke's Episcopal Hospital following complications of pneumonia.
Dick was born in Wellington, Kansas on February 27, 1928, the son of Katherine (Barbour) and Harlan Cribbs Altman Sr.
He is survived by his devoted partner of 34 years William “David” Roberts; daughter Kelly Altman Covey and husband Keith; son Richard Russell Altman and wife Kathy; brother William W. Altman and wife Nella; grandchildren Paige Nash; Richard Nash and wife Aimee; Coleman Nash and wife Lauren; Kenneth Nash and wife Ava; Michael Altman; Sarah Altman; Alex Altman and great grandson, Isaac Altman, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Dick attended Wellington High School and later attended the University of Kansas where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. He enlisted in the Army Air Force ROTC and served with the Army of Occupation in Yokohama, Japan achieving the rank of 1st Lieutenant.
After being honorably discharged from the Armed Forces, Dick received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Kansas Law School and joined Mobil Oil Corporation as an attorney where he practiced law in several divisions for 30 years. Dick was admitted to the Bar in five states, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma and Texas.
Upon retiring in 1985, he did the things he loved most, exercising, playing piano, listening to classical music and traveling. Dick also spent many hours volunteering his time and talents to charitable organizations, most notably, Bering Omega Community Services where he was recognized asOutstanding Volunteer for the year 1997.
A Celebration of Dick's life will be held at Bering Memorial United Methodist Church at 2 PM Saturday afternoon, November 29th.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Bering Omega Community Services, 1429 Hawthorne St. Houston, TX 77006.

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I very much regret this huge loss and feeling the pain his family are going through, I want to share the hope that very soon "will be a resurrection from God", as the Bible tells us in Acts 24:15. Courage and strength to all your family at this painful time. www.JW.org

Gerardo, Kissimmee, FL

I'm so sorry for your family's loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time. 2 Cor 1:3,4

webber, waller, TX

Candle tribute lit by Mark Albright — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Darlene Jones and Anne Goetsch — Texas

what can I say about a man whose life was an open book? with Dick, what you seen is what you got. I feel so honored to call Dick my friend .Dick volunteered for me at Bering for at least thirteen years. He was there almost every day. You get to know a person very well in that length of time. He shopped at Krogers for me, washed pots and pans, took the garbage out. He was never to proud to do what was ask of him. If Dick was happy, every one knew it. If he was angry or upset every one knew that too.He was not good at hiding his feelings. I knew that with out a doubt that I was loved by him. His words said it, his actions said it. I didn't always agree with him but I always respected his opion.Dick would go to Krogers for me and thought that he had to tip all of the employees from bag boy, to carry out to the cashier. A lot of the time he would come back just bitching. I would laugh so hard. He was really funny when he was angry. You could never take him seriously .I will surely miss my friend. His love for David was with out limits. He always said that David was the smartest person that he had ever met. Funny, I always thought that Dick was the smartest person that I knew. Dick had a wonderful life. His life revolved around David as David's life revolved around Dick. Dick was one of the finest men who ever walked this earth. I now have to say goodby to Dick. The memories will last a long time. Dick, when you are in heaven, please try not to show your temper. People up there just might not like it. Just be your sweet wonderful self. Until we meet again, I will always miss you my friend. Lisa

Lisa Tefft, Sugar Land, TX

Candle tribute lit by Lisa Tefft — Texas

Sorry to hear of my friends passing. We go way back... including high school, college, fraternity, and my wedding. Our sympathy to his family and friends. Bob (Rocky) and Patsy Dare

Robert and Patsy Dare, Wellington, Kansas

I was so sorry to her about Dick's passing. We went from kindergarten at Washington School to graduation at Wellington High School . I have a lot of good memories of those days. I'll keep you in my prayers.

Audrea Hill Frazer, Wellington, Ks

We are so sorry. We will be praying for you, Dave.

Cindy and Gary Albert, Jamul, CA

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Altman family in your time of loss. With sincere sympathy, John, Duane, Sherri and Vickie

Stewart Office, Wellington, KS

Our condolences on the passing of Dick. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

John T Roberts and Margarette Roberts, Santa fe, NM

Candle tribute lit by John Roberts — New Mexico

Candle tribute lit by John Roberts — New Mexico

Dick was a wonderfully bright, funny and delightful person! He eagerly shared his talents with Bering Omega Community Services. I always smiled when he walked in our doors. He was beloved by many people here and he will be missed.

Ann Reed, Houston, Texas

Candle tribute lit by Ann Reed — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Art Poehler — Texas

Dick was a dear, loving, giving soul and I am glad to say I knew him. Peace be with Dave, and indeed with Dick's entire family.

Vance, San Francisco, CA

Dick was and will always be someone I will remember in many good ways! Dick and Dave showed me what love is all about and helped my also in allowing me to be the person I am. Two people to look up! Instead of feeling sad I want to concentrate in being happy to know that Dick had an awesome husband and friends at his side. So good to know that he got all the good back, he gave! My thoughts are with you Dave! Love!

Alexis Nano, Cologne, Germany

From one who has been a part of the Altman-Carr Family for Generations, I'll miss "Uncle Dick".He was a unique individual and will be missed by all.

Francis E.Carr, Wellington, KS

My thoughts and prayers are with David and the Altman family. This is such loss for our Dad's Club community. Richard was a great man and such a joy to have around. I will miss him ridding the I bike, our conversations and I will remember his wonderful times here at the club!

Eva Mueller, Houston, Tx

God bless you and your precious family. Love, Georgia

Georgia Marrow, Houston, TX.

My prayers are with you, Kelly, as you mourn the loss of your Dad. I remember Dick as being a positive person, and reading his obituary makes me wish I had known him as an adult. I hope your time together at the Memorial is healing. Love and Prayers, Amy Rogers

Amy Rogers, Edmond, OK

I've shared lots of wonderful Wednesday night meals with Dick. What a gem of a man, truly a very special person. Love you Dick, rest in peace my dear friend. Rita

Rita , Seabrook, TX

I only met Dick one time. It was in his home and I was so touched by him and Dave. I was invited there by Alexis and their kindness was so impressionable on me that I have logged it as one of the nicest experiences I have had. I wish I knew you better, so I could comfort you. I will, instead, pray for peace for you, for your family, and for Dick. Love, Allison

Allison Vogt, Houston, TX

I have nothing but great memories of Dick Altman. He always had fun with us sharing the same name. Condolences to Dave - I love you both.

Timothy Altman, Amarillo , Tx

I have nothing but great memories of Dick Altman. He always had fun with us sharing the same name. Condolences to Dave - I love you both.

Timothy Altman, Amarillo , Tx

Candle tribute lit by Tim Altman — Texas

I recall many happy times volunteering at the Bering Omega Care Center. Fun days in the kitchen. Love and condolences Peg

Peg Nevers, Houston , Tx

Candle tribute lit by Debbie & Carl Stevens — Texas

Our thoughts and prayers with all of the family. May the wonderful memories of Uncle Dick help you all through these hard times. Love, The Marcellino Family

Whitney Altman-Marcellino, Lawrence, KS

You will be missed Dick!

Mario Bindrim, London, UK

My deepest sympathy & love to all the family.

Lou Hatcher Kryder, Dallas, TX

Candle tribute lit by Valerie Thompson — Maryland

I am a Dick's fraternity brother from KU where we shared a basement room called the Coal Hole for our last two years at KU. I just lost contact with him since then. He will be sorely missed by friends and family including folks like me with whom his company enriched our lives. Thank you, Dick, for all the memories.

Ed Stollenwerck, Houston, TX

Candle tribute lit by Pam Altman — Texas

Our healing thoughts and condolences go out to you.

Mark and Mike, Houston, TX

Candle tribute lit by Sandy & Craig — Pennsylvania

Candle tribute lit by Herb Estus — Pennsylvania

Candle tribute lit by Linda and Maury — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Tina snd Joe — Pennsylvania


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