Stanley Altenhein

January 5, 1934October 1, 2011


Virginia Beach - Stanley Altenhein, 77, passed away on October 1, 2011 after a long battle with Lymphoma. He was born in New York on January 5, 1934 to the late Alfred and Mae Altenhein.

In 1952 Mr. Altenhein joined the United States Navy and proudly served his country for 26+ years on Surface and Sub-Surface boats and as an Aviation Supply Corp Officer. He earned Masters Degrees in Human Resourses Management and Business Administration. Upon his retirement from the Navy, Mr Altenhein continued his career as a Logistics Specialist for several national companies.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Frederick N. Altenhein.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 48 years, Marcia Altenhein, daughter, Susan Michelle Altenhein and her life partner, Patricia Anne Hughes, and grandson, Japhy Alexander Altenhein.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home, 601 N. Witchduck Road. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.


  • Visitation Thursday, October 6, 2011
  • Graveside Service Thursday, December 29, 2011

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Shannon Lee, Relay Electric

October 19, 2011

I loved when he would call our office and say "This is Submariner Stan". We would talk at least 15 minutes or so when he would call to schedule us. He would tell me how he would have to do exactly what you had wanted, that was his secret to a long marriage. I will miss his calls.

October 10, 2011

Sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Altenhein. Thinking of you, Abby Dalton

October 7, 2011

Marcia - Susan & I want to wish you the very best & very sorry to hear about your beloved love of your life passing. Also our thoughts go out to all your friends & family and the best to them as well. Bill & Susan Fogerty

Susan Altenhein

October 7, 2011

I have no words, just a lifetime of memories. You are my were from the moment you agreed to take me into your home and love me like any dad would love a daughter and you will always be the only dad I'll ever have. I wasn't always proud of you but you never judged me or failed to be there for me, and now that I'm grown and have a child of my own I can honestly say that I am proud and that I love you.

October 6, 2011

Marcia, We go back a long way. We have many great memories. We will miss Stan more than you know. He will be in our hearts forever. We love you. Herb & Bev

Dick Helm

October 6, 2011

Thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy to the Altenhein family at this sad time.

Kathy Chapman

October 4, 2011

Marcia, I am at a loss as to what to say to you. I know that in your heart the life and love you guys shared will be a memory you will have always. I am here for you if you need an ear. My love and thoughts,

Bob Perry

October 4, 2011

Marcia - I am at a loss for words. It was clear Stan was the source of much of your good humor and mirth. While his physical presence will be missed, his spirit will be with you always. I know you will cherish the lifetime of memories you and he created and shared. God Bless you.

bill oswald

October 3, 2011

Marcia ~ Stanley will always be with us in our memories and you will always be a member of the Halfbeak family. We love you., Bill and Judy

October 3, 2011

Stan & I were running mates & shared many adventures together. We were subschool classmates & reported onboard Halfbeak SS352 together. I will always remember Stan as a good shipmate,a good friend & Marcia the love of his life. I will miss him always!!!!!!!
Herb Halpern