David Francis Altmyer passed away peacefully on December 25, 2019 at the age of 58 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He is the beloved son of the late Peter J. Altmyer Sr. and Elaine Doyle Altmyer, loving brother to Mary Altmyer Bagnetto (Charles), Peter J. Altmyer, Jr. (Elizabeth), Frank J. Altmyer (Donna), Deborah Altmyer Richter (Terry) and Margaret Altmyer Koslosky (Andrew). Dave leaves behind many loving nieces, nephews, dear friends and a loving companion, Katy Austin, of over thirty years. He was the Cherished Godson of Isabelle Altmyer Hill. He will be missed by his “special furry friends” Hommer, Mimi, Maggie and Dixie.
David touched the lives of many during his short time here on earth. He enjoyed his time working at Southport Hall, Cafe Royale and loved having a few beers with his Gennaro’s bar family.
The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Rajasree Pia Chowdry and her staff for their care throughout David’s illness. The family would also like to thank Heart of Hospice and his caretakers, Joyce, Joycelyn and Gloria for providing wonderful care and compassion, which allowed him to enter into eternal life comfortably and in peace.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask those inclined to please send donations to the National Shrine of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, Redemptorist, 919 Josephine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel, 5200 Canal Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online, at www.greenwoodfh.com