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Celebrating the life of
Nicholas F. Altomare
Passed away on April 14, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Celebration of Life
  • 6:00pm to 8:00pm - Friday, April 27, 2018
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Mass of Christian Burial
  • 11:00am - Saturday, April 28, 2018
  • St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
  • 11500 Middleground Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31419

  • 925-4725
  • Burial
  • 1:30pm - Monday, April 30, 2018
  • Jacksonville National Cemetery
  • 4083 Lannie Road (Map)
    Jacksonville, Florida 32218

To the family of mr. Altomare my condolences to the family I am sorry for your loss. Death is never a easy thing to bear but Jehovah God promise a resurrection for all mankind , please read John 5:28,29 this scripture will give u hope and strength. For more information on what happens to our love ones go to JW.org again I am sorry for your loss.

Cooper, Savannah, Ga

I had the honor of working with Nick for years in Flight Test. Nick was always there to help in any way to get the job done. He went out of his way to make sure things were done right. Always positive and not let problems get him down. He was a great role model. You will be missed. God bless your family during this time.

John & Kathy Breen, Richmond Hill, Ga.

Our condolences to Nick's family. He was a good friend and man. He will be missed by everyone he knew.

Joyce and Steve McJenkin, Apollo Beach, FL

I worked with Nick during my G650 flight test times at Gulfstream. I really enjoyed working with Nick. I had no idea Nick greaduated from West Point. I know how hard it is to be acceped and graduate. Nick will be greatly missed by all his friends at Gulfstream and Honeywell. RIP Nick. Rob Overman Phoenix, AZ.

Rob Overman, Phoenix, AZ

I’ve known Nick, Deborah and family for almost 20 years, though it has flown by so fast. Nick was so full of life and brightened everyone he met and worked with. I have been so fortunate to work with him at Gulfstream. He lived for each day, was always full of optimism, and loved with such passion our planes, our technology and most of all the people. The part about his love for anything with an engine is so true, he loved learning and always would stop and help someone appreciate our mission. He was a real man, old school but with a huge heart – a huge shot in the arm during those endless long days flight testing and long nights of troubleshooting. He always gave more than he received. I was so proud to know him, to share our Italian heritage, our Catholic faith and strong husband and father goals. He is my compare’, brother, father figure and true friend. On behalf of my wife Kat and our daughter Olivia, we send all our love to the family.

Michael, Kat and Olivia Scandura, Savannah, GA

I am so sorry to hear about Nick. Isaiah 25:8 assures us God "will swallow up death forever,And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces..For Jehovah himself has spoken it."

B.B, , Ga

I am so very sorry for your loss, losing a loved one in death is very painful. Please remember that Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; he saves those who are crushed in spirit. Ps.34:18,19. While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the joy of having our heavenly Father Jehovah return your dear one Nicholas to you. May you also find comfort in the wonderful memories you have during those difficult times.

S. Love, , Ga

Nick was a dear friend from our high school years at John Jay. Always a gentleman and a person of integrity and character at a very young age which never left him. An incredible person -- at our last reunion in September, 2017, he spoke so fondly of Deborah and their life together with their three children. My sincere condolences to Deborah, Zach, Chase and Catherine and the entire Altomare family including Susan and Michael who I remember fondly from our days in Fishkill and for Nick's dad. Diane McDermott Roy

Diane McDermott Roy, Holliston, MA

I had the pleasure of working with Nick for over 20 years. In those years I had grown very close to him, a frien, one I could always talk to,he was honest and never to busy to listen. Nick was compassionate about everything he did. When he spoke of his family, he couldn't have been prouder. Nick will be someone that I'll remember as one of the strongest people that I have ever known. I will miss you God Bless you.

Rick & Tammy Campbell, Savannah, Ga

I have know Mr.Nick for 9 yrs. He was a nice man who always said hi Laura how r u and I cleaned his office for most of these yrs he loved his family and even though i didnt know yall my prayers are with u and may god give u the strenght fly Nick im going to miss u and that smile

Laura Taylor, Savannah, Ga

Nick was a wonderful neighbor and person. He was always there to lend a helping hand when someone needed him. Our prayers go out to his family in this time of need. God bless.

John and Betty griffis, Savannah, Ga

And when our work is done,Our course on earth is run,May it be said, 'Well Done; Be Thou At Peace.'

Bill Woodcock, Knoxville, TN

So sorry to hear of Nick’s passing, someone I have know since he was a teenager on my wrestling and football teams in high school. His leadership qualities were impressive then as they were through out his life. One day my college football coach walked into my class and said he was there to about Nick as he was now the admissions director at West Point. I told coach Nick was the quintessential cadet and accept him. The rest is history. I’m proud of Nick and all he has accomplish. I will miss Nick. He was special.

Tom Rogers , Poughkeepsie , Ny 12603

My goodness...the hours we spent together talking work, airplanes, and of course motorcycles, especially "la più bella moto di tutti" - Ducati. Nick had a depth of character that is very rare; I am certainly better for having known him.

John Fog, Rincon,

Nick has been my boss, my mentor but above he has been my friend. I thank him from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me back to flight test and inviting me back into his world. I know he loved his family, his country and his work and even with all that love he made time to be a friend to so many of us. His passing is felt far and wide, my partner in the UK said on meeting him two years ago "a true gentleman and a truly lovely person, now I know why you love your job so much". I miss you Nick, god bless you

Kevin Williams, Pooler, GA

So sorry to hear of Nick's passing. He was a force of nature in Gulfstream Flight Test and a source of wise counsel. Nick was a fascinating guy with many different aspects. Soldier, Family man, engineer, Patriot and DAD. He knew stuff and shared it. - Steve Gilliam

Steven K. Gilliam, Guthrie, Ok

I truly enjoyed working with Nick during our concurrent tour at Gulfstream as we had similar opinions about life and work. I know that mere words cannot remove the heartache that his family must endure, but maybe this can lessen the pain a bit. My heartfelt condolences to the family of a truly great individual who served his country with valor and continued to serve in other ways after his separation from the Army.

Kenneth Obenshain, Richmond Hill, GA

Three words stand out. Patriot, professional and gentleman. I enjoyed my time with Lt. Col. Nick Altomare at Gulfstream. Always the professional and never at a loss for great words about his family. Nick put up a valiant fight and was always concerned about others. I offer my condolences to the family and remind you of the promise of our Lord and Savior to meet again in that house not made with hands but eternal in heaven.

Larry Saxon, Guyton, GA

Spring’s Call Celebrating a granddaughter’s birthday on a cool April casting, Word came of another passing. As birds of April make an awakening with spring’s call of song, Curious whether those who pass before us hear that melodious gong. Stepping off to spring’s call of thumper in days long passed, Recalling the timbre and wonder of that pugnacious Italian-American’s red sash. He struck a vibrato that could be heard in an opera, His voice echoed off the glistening rock behind us. His bearing sturdy, his commands enthralled, He heralded that forward looking spring’s call. He once poured me from a happy hour mix, Securing my body into the Q from a blitz. Never to forget his strength and smile, Nick’s a man gone out in style. Spring’s call brings forth memories of Schofield’s exclaims, That leadership still spring’s call of leadership from the breast. Yes sir, we remember Nick as one, all with the best! Tjf, April 15, 2018

Tim Flanagan, Roxbury, CT

Nick was a great guy, an inspirational classmate, and a Patriot. He made the world a better place and will be missed. God Bless him, and I hope his family can find peace and comfort.

MARK PRESTON, Fairport, NY,

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

My sincere condolences to the family, may you find comfort from the scripture at Acts 24:15 where it talks about the resurrection hope an what this can mean for you an your loved one that fell asleep in death.

Kay F , Savannah , GA

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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Candle tribute lit by Selinda and Mike Altomare — Virginia

To the family of mr. Altomare my condolences to the family I am sorry for your loss. Death is never a easy thing to bear but Jehovah God promise a resurrection for all mankind , please read John 5:28,29 this scripture will give u hope and strength. For more information on what happens to our love ones go to JW.org again I am sorry for your loss.

Cooper, Savannah, Ga

I had the honor of working with Nick for years in Flight Test. Nick was always there to help in any way to get the job done. He went out of his way to make sure things were done right. Always positive and not let problems get him down. He was a great role model. You will be missed. God bless your family during this time.

John & Kathy Breen, Richmond Hill, Ga.

Our condolences to Nick's family. He was a good friend and man. He will be missed by everyone he knew.

Joyce and Steve McJenkin, Apollo Beach, FL

Candle tribute lit by Roger Davis — Georgia

I worked with Nick during my G650 flight test times at Gulfstream. I really enjoyed working with Nick. I had no idea Nick greaduated from West Point. I know how hard it is to be acceped and graduate. Nick will be greatly missed by all his friends at Gulfstream and Honeywell. RIP Nick. Rob Overman Phoenix, AZ.

Rob Overman, Phoenix, AZ

I’ve known Nick, Deborah and family for almost 20 years, though it has flown by so fast. Nick was so full of life and brightened everyone he met and worked with. I have been so fortunate to work with him at Gulfstream. He lived for each day, was always full of optimism, and loved with such passion our planes, our technology and most of all the people. The part about his love for anything with an engine is so true, he loved learning and always would stop and help someone appreciate our mission. He was a real man, old school but with a huge heart – a huge shot in the arm during those endless long days flight testing and long nights of troubleshooting. He always gave more than he received. I was so proud to know him, to share our Italian heritage, our Catholic faith and strong husband and father goals. He is my compare’, brother, father figure and true friend. On behalf of my wife Kat and our daughter Olivia, we send all our love to the family.

Michael, Kat and Olivia Scandura, Savannah, GA

I am so sorry to hear about Nick. Isaiah 25:8 assures us God "will swallow up death forever,And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces..For Jehovah himself has spoken it."

B.B, , Ga

I am so very sorry for your loss, losing a loved one in death is very painful. Please remember that Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; he saves those who are crushed in spirit. Ps.34:18,19. While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the joy of having our heavenly Father Jehovah return your dear one Nicholas to you. May you also find comfort in the wonderful memories you have during those difficult times.

S. Love, , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Judy & Bob Williams — Georgia

Nick was a dear friend from our high school years at John Jay. Always a gentleman and a person of integrity and character at a very young age which never left him. An incredible person -- at our last reunion in September, 2017, he spoke so fondly of Deborah and their life together with their three children. My sincere condolences to Deborah, Zach, Chase and Catherine and the entire Altomare family including Susan and Michael who I remember fondly from our days in Fishkill and for Nick's dad. Diane McDermott Roy

Diane McDermott Roy, Holliston, MA

I had the pleasure of working with Nick for over 20 years. In those years I had grown very close to him, a frien, one I could always talk to,he was honest and never to busy to listen. Nick was compassionate about everything he did. When he spoke of his family, he couldn't have been prouder. Nick will be someone that I'll remember as one of the strongest people that I have ever known. I will miss you God Bless you.

Rick & Tammy Campbell, Savannah, Ga

I have know Mr.Nick for 9 yrs. He was a nice man who always said hi Laura how r u and I cleaned his office for most of these yrs he loved his family and even though i didnt know yall my prayers are with u and may god give u the strenght fly Nick im going to miss u and that smile

Laura Taylor, Savannah, Ga

Nick was a wonderful neighbor and person. He was always there to lend a helping hand when someone needed him. Our prayers go out to his family in this time of need. God bless.

John and Betty griffis, Savannah, Ga

And when our work is done,Our course on earth is run,May it be said, 'Well Done; Be Thou At Peace.'

Bill Woodcock, Knoxville, TN

So sorry to hear of Nick’s passing, someone I have know since he was a teenager on my wrestling and football teams in high school. His leadership qualities were impressive then as they were through out his life. One day my college football coach walked into my class and said he was there to about Nick as he was now the admissions director at West Point. I told coach Nick was the quintessential cadet and accept him. The rest is history. I’m proud of Nick and all he has accomplish. I will miss Nick. He was special.

Tom Rogers , Poughkeepsie , Ny 12603

My goodness...the hours we spent together talking work, airplanes, and of course motorcycles, especially "la più bella moto di tutti" - Ducati. Nick had a depth of character that is very rare; I am certainly better for having known him.

John Fog, Rincon,

Candle tribute lit by — Georgia

Nick has been my boss, my mentor but above he has been my friend. I thank him from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me back to flight test and inviting me back into his world. I know he loved his family, his country and his work and even with all that love he made time to be a friend to so many of us. His passing is felt far and wide, my partner in the UK said on meeting him two years ago "a true gentleman and a truly lovely person, now I know why you love your job so much". I miss you Nick, god bless you

Kevin Williams, Pooler, GA

So sorry to hear of Nick's passing. He was a force of nature in Gulfstream Flight Test and a source of wise counsel. Nick was a fascinating guy with many different aspects. Soldier, Family man, engineer, Patriot and DAD. He knew stuff and shared it. - Steve Gilliam

Steven K. Gilliam, Guthrie, Ok

Candle tribute lit by A friend — Georgia

I truly enjoyed working with Nick during our concurrent tour at Gulfstream as we had similar opinions about life and work. I know that mere words cannot remove the heartache that his family must endure, but maybe this can lessen the pain a bit. My heartfelt condolences to the family of a truly great individual who served his country with valor and continued to serve in other ways after his separation from the Army.

Kenneth Obenshain, Richmond Hill, GA

Three words stand out. Patriot, professional and gentleman. I enjoyed my time with Lt. Col. Nick Altomare at Gulfstream. Always the professional and never at a loss for great words about his family. Nick put up a valiant fight and was always concerned about others. I offer my condolences to the family and remind you of the promise of our Lord and Savior to meet again in that house not made with hands but eternal in heaven.

Larry Saxon, Guyton, GA

Spring’s Call Celebrating a granddaughter’s birthday on a cool April casting, Word came of another passing. As birds of April make an awakening with spring’s call of song, Curious whether those who pass before us hear that melodious gong. Stepping off to spring’s call of thumper in days long passed, Recalling the timbre and wonder of that pugnacious Italian-American’s red sash. He struck a vibrato that could be heard in an opera, His voice echoed off the glistening rock behind us. His bearing sturdy, his commands enthralled, He heralded that forward looking spring’s call. He once poured me from a happy hour mix, Securing my body into the Q from a blitz. Never to forget his strength and smile, Nick’s a man gone out in style. Spring’s call brings forth memories of Schofield’s exclaims, That leadership still spring’s call of leadership from the breast. Yes sir, we remember Nick as one, all with the best! Tjf, April 15, 2018

Tim Flanagan, Roxbury, CT

Nick was a great guy, an inspirational classmate, and a Patriot. He made the world a better place and will be missed. God Bless him, and I hope his family can find peace and comfort.

MARK PRESTON, Fairport, NY,

Candle tribute lit by Richard W. Conrad — New York

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

My sincere condolences to the family, may you find comfort from the scripture at Acts 24:15 where it talks about the resurrection hope an what this can mean for you an your loved one that fell asleep in death.

Kay F , Savannah , GA


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