Barbara Cassell Altman, 83

Barbara Cassell Altman, 83



October 26, 2021 ~ 20 Heshvan 5782


Barbara Cassell Altman, 83, passed away on October 26, 2021, in Louisville, Kentucky.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Fred Linkon, her husband of 60 plus years Henry M. “Sonny” Altman Jr., her parents Arthur and Lea Cassell, her daughter Laurie Altman Kupferman, her sister-in-law and brother-in-law Ann Altman Stein, and Ed Stein.

Barbara was born in Indianapolis, graduated from Shortridge High School, and later attended the University of Illinois. She moved to Louisville in 1961 after her marriage to Henry Altman, Jr.

For over 25 years, she was the owner of Stationery by B. Altman until her retirement. She was a devoted mother to her three children and a loving grandmother of her five grandchildren. In addition, Barbara was an avid golfer and loved mahjong and canasta.

She served as treasurer of Ladies Louisville District Golf and chair of the Standard Country Club Ladies Golf Committee. At the time of her death, she was a member of the Temple and its Sisterhood, National Council of Jewish Women, and was a former member of the Standard Country Club.

Barbara is survived by son William “Billy” (Jan), daughter Kerri Altman Dixon (Dennis), grandchildren Jacob (Erin) Kupferman, Linkon (Courtney), and Austin Altman, all residents of Chicago, Andrew and Allison Dixon in Louisville; and her great-granddaughter, Avery Altman.  Also surviving are sister Joan Miller (Nathan) of Indianapolis, brothers-in-law Larry Linkon (Elizabeth) of St. Louis and Leonard Linkon (Jeannette) of Bonita Springs, Florida, and many nieces, nephews, and their children.

Graveside services were held privately at The Temple Cemetery on October 28, 2021..

Donations are appreciated to Barbara and Henry Altman Fund @ The Community Foundation of Louisville, 325 W. Main Street, Suite 1110, Louisville, KY 40202. Or click her for online donation

Temporary Marker 116

The Temple Cemetery Section A-9-D, Row 7, Grave 7