December 21, 2020 ~ 6 Tevet 5781
Henry M. “Sonny” Altman, Jr. 84, passed away on December 21, 2020.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Laurie Altman Kupferman, his sister Ann Altman Stein, his brother-in-law Ed Stein and his parents, Henry M., Sr. and Anne W. Altman
Sonny was a graduate of Male High School and the University of Louisville. He was a practicing CPA for over 44 years; the last 15 years he served as Managing Partner of Deming, Malone, Livesay & Ostroff. In addition, he served as President and CEO of Computer Research, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 1973 through 1975. He was a former member of the U. S. Army Reserve 100th Division and served on active duty on two separate occasions.
He served as chair of Jewish Hospital HealthCare Services (now part of UofL), University Medical Center, Passport Health Plan, Community Foundation of Louisville, Trustee Advisory Council of the Kentucky Hospital Association, American Hospital Association’ s Committee on Governance and the AHA Leadership Development Committee, Standard Country Club and The Temple Men’s Club.
In addition to those organizations that he chaired, he was a member of the boards of Louisville Medical Center Development Corporation (now Nucleus), Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, American Cancer Biorepository, Louisville Collegiate School, Volunteers of America, Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law., American Hospital Association’s Trustee Alumni Leadership Network Advisory Committee, Louisville Orchestra Foundation, Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence, Republic Bank & Trust Company, Hilliard Lyons Trust Company and Almost Family, Inc. He was a founder of Actors Theatre of Louisville and has served on the boards of Jefferson County Riverport Authority, Kentucky Society of CPAs, The Temple, Jewish Family and Career Services, Spalding University (Board of Overseers), Jewish Community Federation, American Jewish Committee and Greater Louisville Health Enterprises Network
Sonny earned numerous honors and awards during his lifetime including membership in Phi Kappa Phi National Honorary Fraternity, University of Louisville Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi National Accounting Fraternity Outstanding Alumnus, Male High School Hall of Fame, the inaugural Health Care Governance Award from the Kentucky Hospital Association, Jefferson County Millennium Award, City of Louisville Distinguished Citizen Award, Volunteers of America Tribute Dinner Honoree and the Metro United Way Community Solutions Health Leadership Award. He was a long-time member of the Standard Club.
At the time of his death, he was a member of The Temple where he was a former chair for the Cemetery Committee.
Sonny is survived by his wonderful wife of 59 years, Barbara Cassell Altman, his son William “Billy” and his wife Jan, his daughter Kerri Altman Dixon and her husband Dennis; grandchildren Jacob Kupferman, Linkon (Courtney) and Austin Altman, all in Chicago, and Andrew and Allison Dixon, both of Louisville; and his great-granddaughter, Avery Altman. Also surviving is his sister-in-law Joan Miller and her husband Nathan of Indianapolis and numerous nieces, nephews and their children.
Due to pandemic restrictions, graveside services are private. The service will livestream Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 12 p.m. via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HermanMeyerSon/)
Memorial Gifts are appreciated to:
- Barbara and Henry Altman Fund at the Community Foundation of Louisville, 325 W. Main Street, Suite 1110, Louisville KY 40202;
- The Temple Cemetery Beautification Fund, 5101 U. S. Highway 42, Louisville KY 40241.