Entered into Rest
July 5, 2017
Saturday, July 8, 2017 11:00 AM
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George Altman, age 98, of Hamilton, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017. A graveside service for George Altman will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton, Ohio. Mr. Altman was born on March 1, 1919 to Marie and Paul Altman in Hamilton, Ohio. Mr Altman attended school in Hamilton. He worked n the 3 C's in Idaho prior to WWll. George served in the First Infantry division known as "The Big Red One" during the war. He was captured in Africia and was a POW for twenty-seven months. Most of that time was spent in a German prison camp. Upon returning home, he married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Chappell. They spent their entire married life in Hamilton. George was proud to be retired at the rank of Captain from the Hamilton Fire Department. Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Dorothy. They were the epitome of "true love"! He devoted the last years to taking care of her. Other survivors include a daughter, Carol and her husband, Doug Hyde of Cordele, Georgia. Grandsons, Chris (Dee) and Brian Hyde of Cordele, Georgia. He leaves behind his loving great-grandchildren, Ben and Lyndee Hyde of Cordele, Georgia, Morgan Hyde of Thompson, Georgia and great-granddaughter, Whitney Hyde of Butler, Georgia. He was fortunate to also have a great-great grandson, Kade Harbuck of Butler, Georgia.He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Paul Altman of Hamilton, Ohio and brother, Andrew Altman and wife, Elsie of Santa Maria, California. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to Berkeley Assisted Living, the Hamilton Fire Department, Hospice of Cincinnati or a charity of your choice. Colligan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.