Deceased Information


    Andrew (Andy) Louis Alterman

  • AGE



    Wednesday, November 03, 2021 (Before Sunset)


    Sunday, November 07, 2021


    1:00 PM




    A private shiva will be held on Sunday night.

    The second night of shiva on Monday, November 8th, will be open to extended family and friends. This will take place at the home of Katie and Sammy Rosenberg, starting at 3:00 PM with services at 6:00 PM.



    Andrew (Andy) Louis Alterman, age 50, of Austell, Georgia, passed away on November 3, 2021. Andy was active with his local community as a member of the Marietta Enrichment Center and was a constant presence at Special Needs Cobb, participating in numerous social and work activities. He also participated with both Bocce Ball and Swimming in the Special Olympics. Andy was an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves, Falcons and Hawks. He enjoyed scary movies and Marvel movies, the Harry Potter fandom, theme parks, roller coasters, going to the mall, and talking on the phone, but his first love was coffee from Racetrac. Andy was Bar Mitzvahed on September 12, 1987 at Temple Shir Ami in Newtown, Pennsylvania. Andy is predeceased by his father, Paul Alterman. He is survived by his mother, Pam Alterman; his biological mother, Carole (Larry) Crystal; siblings: Michael (Melissa) Alterman and their children Jacob and Hannah, Katie (Sammy) Rosenberg and their son Max, Jon Alterman and his children Masao and Josi, and Amy Alterman-Paradiso (Grace); and his favorite dogs: Lucy, Stella Blue, Gracie, and Samson. Memorial donations may be made to Prader Willi Syndrome Association USA, 8588 Potter Park Drive, Suite 500, Sarasota, FL 34238; A graveside funeral will be held at 1:00 PM on Sunday, November 7th at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs with Rabbi Alexandria Shuval-Weiner officiating. A private shiva will be held Sunday evening. The second night of shiva on Monday will be held for extended family and friends at the home of Katie and Sammy Rosenberg starting at 3:00 PM with services at 6:00 PM. 

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  • The Dressler Family

    May the memories of our loved ones remain for a blessing.

  • Phillip and Karen Turkat

    Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Andy was so lucky to have such a caring loving devoted family. Phillip enjoyed seeing Andy at the day program and he will be truly missed. Such beautiful memories to last a lifetime forever in everyones heart. Sammy the eulogy was so meaningful and What a beautiful tribute to Andy. Caring thoughts are all around you And your family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy and love, Karen and Phillip Turkat

    November 12, 2021 , 04:34 AM

  • Rabbi Donald and Marilyn Tam

    Dear Katie,Sam, Pam, We have been out of town and returned home to read of Andy’s death. Marilyn and I were both very much saddened by this news. When Andy was in Synagogue and I would see him walking toward me, my face would always break out in a smile and my insides jump with the expectation of hearing what was bubbling over inside him on that day. Was there a sweeter soul on our planet? I do not think so. He was kind and gentle and could be so excited over something he wanted to tell us, which was much more important than the rise in the stock market, or the wonderful meal that could be had at a certain restaurant. He was one of those people in our world that gave me hope human beings were at root good and sweet. We are taught in our tradition that there are angels in our world, quietly doing their work of assuring us that there is something good at the root of life. I do believe in beings called angels who quietly give us hope when we are sad or upset, who assure us that all will be well, that the world can be good and that goodness can triumph over evil, and laughter and uplifting joy over tears of sadness and worry. I tell you I don’t know for sure about spiritual beings that travel through our lives from time to time, helping us see the light that always shines somewhere in the darkness. But I believe angles exist. They are real. They lift us up and give us hope, telling us by their lives that Gd in his goodness is real. I know this as much as I know I am a breathing human being with a soul who can guide me if I know how to listen to it. I know, because Andy Alterman lived among us as an angel- real, and sweet, spreading life, at least for me, whenever his life touched mine. And thank Gd his life did touch mine. I had the privilege of knowing him. I will miss this man who taught me to strive, to struggle, to live my life better. Marilyn and I feel a real sense of personal loss. Something very good has left our world. May Gd hold his soul gently. We send our heartfelt condolences to the Alterman family and to Katie and Sam who nurtured beauty in our midst much like the dew of heaven in early morning makes the whole word sparkle and shimmer in the sunlight. May Gd comfort all of Andy’s family along with all who grieve in Zion and Jerusalem. Rabbi Don and Marilyn Tam

    November 12, 2021 , 12:45 AM


    I had the great pleasure of spending some holiday meals and family celebrations with Andy and will miss his smile and happy disposition. Andy was a joy to be with and will be greatly missed by all.

    November 11, 2021 , 03:54 PM

  • Richard and Marty Alterman

    Andy was such a special person who was loved by all with whom he came into contact. He was a special favorite of his Zeda, Sam Alterman, who adored him and with whom he had a close bond. I remember that they really enjoyed laughing together whenever they had the chance. Andy will always be remembered with great fondness and sympathy. Rest in peace, sweet one.

    November 09, 2021 , 07:34 PM

  • Rachael & Jack ROSENBERG

    We are sorry that we have not kept in contact with each other over the years. Our thoughts and friendship are with you. May Andy rest in peace.

    November 09, 2021 , 03:22 AM

  • Chiyoko Rasser(InCommunity)

    Wishing you comfort, peace and hope in this time of sadness. With deepest sympathy to you and your family.

    November 08, 2021 , 02:01 PM

  • Rachel Alterman Wallack

    I will forever see Andy’s delightful & loving smile whenever I hear “That’s what friends are for…” What a beautiful service, for a beautiful person. Love to each of you, cousins. ?

    November 07, 2021 , 06:47 PM

  • Dan De Riemer

    My heart and thoughts are with you all.

    November 07, 2021 , 06:07 PM

  • Mindi & Richard Bressler

    Katie, Sammy and your whole family. Our thoughts, love and prayers are with you during this very sad time. XOXO

    November 07, 2021 , 05:39 PM

  • Fred and Vicki Steine

    We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of your family and sending prayers and love.

    November 06, 2021 , 12:08 PM

  • Kay and Frank Hiott and Phillip Thomas

    Our dearest Andy we loved you so much. We always had such fun going to Braves games, out to eat and getting coffee. We will always remember you. Love Phillip Thomas, Kay and Frank Hiott

    November 05, 2021 , 01:20 PM

  • Kay and Frank Hiott and Phillip Thomas

    Our dearest Andy we loved you so much. We always had such fun going to Braves games, out to eat and getting coffee. We will always remember you. Love Phillip Thomas, Kay and Frank Hiott

    November 05, 2021 , 01:20 PM

  • Kay and Frank Hiott and Phillip Thomas

    Our dearest Andy we loved you so much. We always had such fun going to Braves games, out to eat and getting coffee. We will always remember you. Love Phillip Thomas, Kay and Frank Hiott

    November 05, 2021 , 01:20 PM

  • Carl Golden

    I’m so sorry for your loss Michael & Katie and family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    November 05, 2021 , 01:34 PM

  • Phyllis Kurtzman

    May his memory be a blessing.

    November 05, 2021 , 06:00 AM

  • Dinah,Bob and Robbie

    Sammy, Katie and Max, So sorry for your loss. Robbie enjoyed laughing and hanging out with Andy when he stayed at your home. You have been wonderful caregivers. Love, Dinah, Bob and Robbie

    November 05, 2021 , 03:57 AM

  • Gail Cohn

    Katie and family, Thinking of you and sending our heartfelt sympathy

    November 05, 2021 , 02:04 AM

  • Linda Miller

    So sorry for your loss to your family Linda Miller

    November 05, 2021 , 01:38 AM

  • The Gero Family

    Sending you all lots of love. Andy was a sweet dear man and I know he will be sorely missed. May his memory be a blessing.

    November 05, 2021 , 01:34 AM

  • Sherry Habif

    Sending sincere sympathy & deep condolences on your precious Andy. I loved meeting him @ Katie & Sammy’s wedding that I was the planner. What a special & dear person! May his memory be for a blessing & your memories of him be everlasting with joy & love.

    November 05, 2021 , 12:34 AM

  • Amy kahn

    I'm sorry about your brother. Your family will be in my prayers

    November 04, 2021 , 10:46 PM

  • Eileen Silberstein

    Katy, I’m so sorry for your loss. You were a wonderful sister. May his name be for a blessing.

    November 04, 2021 , 10:39 PM

  • Janice, Joe and Evan Nodvin

    Katie, Sammy and Max We are so saddened by Andy’s passing. We can hear his joyful laugh and recognize his zest for life. He will be greatly missed by all of us who had the honor to call Andy our friend. We love you all and know we are here. Love Janice, Joe and Evan

    November 04, 2021 , 09:42 PM

  • Cheryl Singer Weiss

    Hey y’all, On behalf of Joanne Alterman Singer and her family we send our condolences. I remember Aunt Chippie bringing Andy over to visit since I was 5 years older. We played and ran around the house and we snuck in and snagged some danishes from the tray and ate them under the table in hiding. We used to have fun and I’m sad we all lost touch with each other. Sending y’all well wishes and prayers for your entire family. Joanne, Mindi, Lisa, Cheryl and our spouses.

    November 04, 2021 , 09:20 PM

  • Marcie Gross Koffler

    I knew Andy as a very young child. Always a sweet person. May his memory always be for a blessing.

    November 04, 2021 , 09:12 PM

  • Michael, Ilene and Mindy Friedman

    Our heartfelt condolences to the family. May the memories you share shine a light. Love to all.

    November 04, 2021 , 08:32 PM

  • Jennie and Macy Moret

    Sending condolences to the entire family of Andy. May your memories of happy times help you through this difficult time.

    November 04, 2021 , 08:12 PM

  • Raye Lynn and Roy Banks

    We were sad to hear about Andy. May you always hold beautiful memories in your hearts. Sending love.

    November 04, 2021 , 07:39 PM

  • sid & Laurie besmertnik

    We are very saddened by Andy's passing. We will all have good memories of him. Our condolences to the whole family , especially Katie and Sammy.

    November 04, 2021 , 07:29 PM

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