Ron Altman, 68, of Baltimore, Md., died Sept. 6 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Springfield, he was the son of the late Bernard and Sarah (Zeldis) Altman. He was a Ron was a 1969 graduate of Classical High School and a 1973 graduate of UMass Amherst where he majored in Chemistry. He worked as an environmental chemist for the Environmental Protection Agency for over 36 years, retiring in 2014. He is survived by two brothers, Melvyn and Elliot (Phyllis); three nephews, Jason (Danielle), Brian, Ian (Shoshana); a great-niece, Sophia; a great-nephew, Benjamin; cousin Ronna (Larry) Tillman; and his cat, Murray. He was predeceased by his significant other, Helen Lane in 2011. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bernard and Sarah Altman Fund c/o Temple Beth El, 979 Dickinson St., Springfield, MA 01108 or a charity of the donor’s choice.
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