Frederick William Altemus

November 26, 1941January 30, 2011

Frederick William Altemus, 69, a native of Schenectady, NY and a 38 year resident of Poquoson after a long battle with cancer died at home on Sunday, January 30, 2011. He served in the U.S. Air Force and retired after 20 years of service in 1980. He was a Master Craftsman and Woodcarver, the Self Employed owner of Wood and Wood Knots, Inc. Frederick was preceded in death by his parents Richard Bruce Altemus and Veronica Ann (Boudreau) Altemus; his brother Richard Altemus. He is survived by Marilyn Kay Altemus, his best friend and beloved wife of 43 years; son Jeffery Allen Altemus and wife Jennifer of Sacramento, California; sisters Leslie Ann Pritchard, Mary Lynne Brantley; brothers John Adair Altemus and Edward Altemus. He will also be missed by numerous nieces, nephews close friends and extended family. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Feb. 2 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. Services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Poquoson Volunteer Rescue Squad, 830 Poquoson Ave., Poquoson, VA 23662, the American Cancer Society, 11835 Canon Blvd, Ste. 102-A, Newport News, VA 23606, or to your local S.P.C.A. Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of condolence with the family. Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave. in Hampton, 23666.


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 2, 2011
  • Services Held Privately Thursday, February 3, 2011

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Donna Jaacks

February 11, 2011

Dear Marilyn,

I am so sorry for your loss and fred was a very special man. I will always have good memories ofhim when we were at grandmas and grandpa. You are in my prayers during this difficult time. Love and hugs. Donna Jaacks and family.

February 7, 2011

Our prayers are with the Altemus Family. May God comfort you during these times and the gift of His peace be yours.

Love Chris Wyatt and Family

February 5, 2011

Aunt Marilyn, Our thought and prayers are with you. I chairish the hope chest and cat cook book holder that Uncle Fred has made for us. I shall always remembered these pieces that are used. Any time you are in Schenectady NY, we are here for you. Love Sara and Karl Pritchard

Lois Jones

February 3, 2011

My deepest sympathy and I will lift the Taylor family up in prayer.

Cathy Koch

February 3, 2011

Marilyn - So sorry for your loss. Fred was a special person and surely will be missed by all who knew him. May his precious memories help to heal your heart. Thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Judy Buie

February 3, 2011

I am thinking of you in this time of sorry. I'm truly sorry for your lost and hope with each passing day you will feel better. I know it will be a long journey but in time you will be able to think of all the great times which will be only happy thoughts
Love always,

John Altemus

February 3, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Lori Pritchard

February 3, 2011

Aunt Marilyn,
I treasure the memories we all had together.Though the visits were fewer and farther between as the years went by, you and Uncle Fred were thought of often. I am so sorry for the emptiness you must feel. I hope as time passes memories and cherished times you two had will help heal.
I love you,

Lori Pritchard

February 3, 2011

Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.

JoAnn Panuska

February 2, 2011

Marilyn, You know I was so sorry to hear about Fred. Will always remember our fun time in Puerto Rico. Dick and Fred had such a great time. Sorry I can't make the viewing - have a meeting in Williamsburg but you know I'm with you in spirit. Sending hugs and prayers. Love you. JoAnn