Obituary: Andrew Louis Alterman

Obituary: Andrew Louis Alterman

Andrew “Andy” Louis Alterman, 50, of Austell, Ga., passed away on Nov. 3.

Andrew “Andy” Louis Alterman, 50, of Austell, Ga., passed away on Nov. 3. Andy was active with his local community as a member of the Marietta Enrichment Center and was a constant presence at Special Needs Cobb, participating in numerous social and work activities. He also participated with both bocce ball and swimming in the Special Olympics. Andy was an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves, Falcons and Hawks. He enjoyed scary movies and Marvel movies, the Harry Potter fandom, theme parks, roller coasters, going to the mall, and talking on the phone, but his first love was coffee from Racetrac. Andy was bar mitzva’d on Sept. 12, 1987, at Temple Shir Ami in Newtown, Penn. Andy is predeceased by his father, Paul Alterman. He is survived by his mother, Pam Alterman; his biological mother, Carole (Larry) Crystal; siblings: Michael (Melissa) Alterman and their children Jacob and Hannah, Katie (Sammy) Rosenberg and their son Max, Jon Alterman and his children Masao, Josi and Amy Alterman-Paradiso (Grace); and his favorite dogs: Lucy, Stella Blue, Gracie, and Samson.

Memorial donations may be made to Prader Willi Syndrome Association USA, 8588 Potter Park Drive, Suite 500, Sarasota, Fla. 34238; A graveside funeral was held on Sunday, Nov. 7 at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs with Rabbi Alexandria Shuval-Weiner officiating. To sign the online guestbook, visit Arrangements by Dressler’s, 770-451-4999.

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