Joseph N. Altman, Esq., 33

Joseph N. Altman, Esq., 33, of Baltimore and formerly of Lancaster passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 31, 2011. He was born in Lancaster and was the son of Dr. Richard S. Altman and the late Deborah A. (Pelet) Altman (1995).

Joe was a graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School in 1996, The College of William & Mary in 2001, and the Wake Forest University School of Law in 2004.

Joe was a formerly nationally ranked Jr. Tennis player.

Surviving in addition to his father; two sisters, Amanda Rockwood, wife of Brian of Coventry, CT, Caroline “Carrie” Altman, of Lancaster, a brother, Jeffrey Altman, of Texas, two half sisters, Madeline and Olivia Altman, of Severna Park, MD, two step-brothers, James Dempsey, Karl Dempsey, a step-sister, Sadie Dempsey all of Severna Park, MD, and a step-mother, Rebecca Altman, of Severna Park, MD.

A Private Mass of Christian Burial will take place from St. John Neumann and Interment will be in St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joe’s memory to Deb’s House c/o Pressley Ridge 630 Janet Ave. Lancaster, PA 17601 or to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center/Creative Alternatives 1821A Portal St. Baltimore, MD 21224. To send the family online condolences, please visit Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory 717-393-9661

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January 27, 2015

To the Altman Family:
I grew up with Joey in Lancaster County and we played tennis together from elementary school all the way to high school.  He was a great competitor and friend.  Last time I saw him was in 1993 when we played doubles together at a tournament at F&M College.  Great guy!
Bill Haynes

Dear Rick
Martha & I were so very sorry to see the passing of your son at such a young age.Unfortunately we know how you feel & all we can do is express our deepest condolences at this difficult time in your life.
May God be with you & your family.
Ron & Martha Ford

Dr Altman, Carrie, and the rest of Joey’s family,

My deepest condolences for the loss of your son and brother. I remember Joey as a very kind person and a gifted athlete. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Andrew Hughes

Dr. Altman and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss.  Joe was a phenomenal tennis player and I always loved watching him play at RCW.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Heather Miller Garcia

Dear Dr. Altman,
 There are no words I can think of to express how sorry I am for such a terrible loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Laurie Books RN (ER/Endo)

It was nice working with you here at the office. You were always nice to me and gave me tips and pointers on preparing for the LSAT. We had many convos and they all were filled with laughter. I wish your family my deepest condolences on this tragic incident.


I can’t express how devastated i am.  Please accept my deepest condolences.

Barry Glazer

Having just received the news of Joe’s death, we are very deeply saddened.    We are hoping that you are coping as well as can be expected.  Although time has completed separated us, we will always cherish the special times we had together with "Joey" and with Debbie.  We have had and will always have fond memories of Joey.  Please accept our condolences and our best wishes to you and your family.
Larry & Marianne

Rick and family

So sorry to learn of the loss of Joey. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Paul and Deb Bowman

Joe was a good person with a kind heart. He befriended everyone he met and never passed judgment on anyone. Joe loved to tell stories, especially about his childhood, and he spoke so proudly about his family and their achievements, like his brother’s military service. A couple weeks back, Joe got a picture of his little sisters. He must have showed me that picture 20 times. Nothing made him happier than the time he spent with his family in the months before his passing. I learned a lot from Joe, personally and professionally, and will continue to remember him. I pray that your family finds peace.

Dear Rick,
Alex and I would like to offer our deepest condolences on the loss of your son.  Our thoughts are with you and your family through this difficult time.

Meena Desai and Alexandra Budike

Very sorry for your loss. My son Keith and Joey played a lot of tennis together. I remember him as such a happy go lucky guy. Always a small on his face and very friendly to everyone. Our hearts and prayers go out to your family.

Bruce Mahaffey and Family

Dear Dr. Altman, Mandy, and Family,

I was just informed of the heartbreaking news of Joey’s passing, and am so sorry for your loss.    Joey was such a joy to know and to coach as a youngster at Skyline.  He was so special – just a remarkably good natured, spirited,  and talented child –  someone I will never forget.   I am thinking of you and your family in this difficult time.

With deepest sympathy,
Mike Porter

Dr. Altman

Joey was my student at Wake Forest. Joey was an good student for me with a real intellectual curiosity and a love of learning.  I always found him interesting to talk and to exchange ideas with.  I am sorry to learn of his passing.  My sympathy to you and all of Joey’s family.

Professor Charles Rose

I am very sorry for your loss.
You and your family will be in my prayers.

Stephanie Reindollar

Dear Dr. Altman, Mandy, Carrie, Jeffrey and Family,

I am so saddened of your loss. Joey was a dear friend of mine growing up. We shared many great memories together. From school, the sleepovers, tennis..just growing up as buddies. I am glad that Joey and I had the chance to catch up recently. My hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Love you all,
David Nguyen

Dr. Altman and family,
My deepest sympathy goes to you and your family.  Joe was a great guy and we reconnected on facebook just a couple of weeks ago.  He had heard that I has a few adult onset seizures and was checking up on me!  Joe was a brilliant man and good friend; he was an amazing athlete and you should be proud of all that he accomplished.  God bless.
Chris Sheaffer
LCHS 1996

Dear Dr. Altman
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to you and your family for the loss of your Son

One of your first and thankful patients.
Ramona D. McKain

May God’s peace be with you at this time of your loss. My son Prentice was a friend and classmate of Joe’s at Catholic High and I always enjoyed talking to him at our house during those years. My prayers are with you and your family.

Linda MacDougall

Dear Rick,

My mother and I can’t tell you how very sorry we were to hear about Joey. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Jeanne and Jo Antol

Dr. Altman and family
You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your son.
Love and Prayers
Bob and Pat Sturgill and my son John Dull
(Frances Reedy Family)

I was shocked to hear of your loss.May you always find peace in your memories of your son.May you be comforted by knowing he is at peace with his mother.God Bless!

Please accept our sincere condolences…we were so sorry to hear about Joey’s passing.
We have fond memories of his outstanding tennis career.
Dick & Ceil Treiss

Dear Dr Altman,

I was so very saddened to learn of the loss of your son. Please know that Joseph and you and your family will be in my prayers.

With my deepest sympathy,
John A Reger

Dr. Altman and family,

I would like to express my deepest sympathy to you and your family.  Joe was a great guy and a very close friend to me.  I have many memories of great times growing up with Joe, both on and off the court. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jeff Martini

My sincerest sympathies go out to you and everyone impacted by Joey’s passing. Our time as friends at Lancaster Country Day School stands out as one of the greatest memories of my childhood. We had so much fun together.

Kevin Briggs

Rick and kids, 
I was shocked by the news of Joey’s passing.  Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.  I am sure this is a very difficult time for you all and I am grieving with you. 
My love to all of you,

Dr. Altman and family

With deepest sympathy for you and your family during this time of great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

Jim and Peggy Raftovich

My sincere sympathy to your family

Linda Campbell

I was shocked to hear of Joe’s passing.  My deepest condolences to family and friends.  Joe will be missed greatly.  God speed.

Melanie Cushing
Creative Alternatives

Rick –
Our deepest sympathy with you and your family in this terrible time of grief. Joey was a playmate of Wills and a very energetic child – I know how proud you were of him.

Bill and Tess

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