Thomas Francis Altenbach, 80, of Hellertown (Obituary Brought to You by Heintzelman Funeral Home)

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Thomas Francis Altenbach, 80, of Hellertown, died, Saturday, March 9, 2019 at VNA Hospice of St. Luke’s, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Ann Marie D. (Galley) Altenbach. Tom was born in Freemansburg on Sept. 7, 1938 to the late Bernard H. and Irene (Sepman) Altenbach. He was a 1956 graduate of Bethlehem Catholic. Tom served our country faithfully in the U.S. Navy during peacetime. He worked as a technician for Homer Research Labs of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 26 years, retiring in 1985. He also worked in the transportation department of Saucon Valley School District for 11 years and part-time at the Saucon Valley Community Center.


Children: Thomas A. (Sandra) of Yuba City, Calif., and Joseph P. (Mary Jo) of Lower Saucon Township; grandchildren: Courtney, Kyle and Kurtis; great-grandson: Brady. In addition to his wife, Thomas was predeceased by a brother: Bernard.


A memorial service and burial at Union Cemetery of Hellertown will be announced at a later date. Online expressions of sympathy can be recorded at


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Saucon Valley Community Center, 323 Northampton St., Hellertown, PA 18055.

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