OBITUARY

Benjamin Altimus

October 23, 1930August 27, 2013

Benjamin Howard Altimus passed away on August 27, 2013 at the age of 82. Ben was a man with many names: Dad, Pops, PaPa, Uncle Ben, Old Man and brother. He was born in Pennsylvania and lived his adult life in D.C., Accokeek, Maryland and finally came to Mechanicsville, Maryland in 1993. He married Madeline Mae Poloski in 1950 and always lived life to the fullest. After years in the elevator business he retired and became one of the finest carpenters in Southern Maryland. He always said a hammer could fix anything. He enjoyed time with his family and friends, camping in Indian Acres, hanging out at the Moose Lodge, pulling slots with his girls or just fishing on a river. He was preceded in death by his wife Madeline and his daughter Karen Ann Goris. He is survived by his daughters Kathy (Owens) Hayden, Kim (Ronnie) King, Kelly (Bruce) Stanley; son-in-law William Goris; sister-in-law Elizabeth Higgins; brothers Harry (Margaret), Oren (Dorothy), James (Kaye), William (Aggie), Richard (Helen); sisters Janet (Frank) Janosik, Jean Cusic (and sadly he lost his little sister Patricia on August 25, 2013); grandchildren Ryan (Kristy) Burrell, Casey (DJ) Garner, Julie Bast, Michael Hayden, Frankie Hayden, Dwayne (Sherri) King, Jeremy King, Blake (Jessica) King, Jessica (Michael) Wright and Paige Stanley; great grandchildren Taylor, Alex, Sadie Mae, Bryson, Haley, Jonathon, Sean, Shane, Drayce, Danika, Daimon, Adriel, Laila, Nathan, Corbin, Decklan, and Emma Kaye. His grandchildren were his pride and joy and the great grandchildren will be hearing great stories about their PaPa. He loved all his nieces and nephews and was always there for them. We can’t say Thank You enough to his friends Spence Hayden, Henry Hill and Tom Leymeister for helping him make the most of his days. The family will receive friends at the Huntt Funeral Home Waldorf, Maryland on Saturday August 31, 2013 from 10am to 12pm. The funeral service will begin at 12pm at the Huntt Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens Waldorf, Maryland.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Saturday, August 31, 2013
  • Funeral Saturday, August 31, 2013

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Burial
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August 30, 2013

"Kathy,Kim,Kelly and extended family, Susie and I will deeply miss Ben and we send our thoughts and prayers to the entire Altimus family may he RIP"


AL & SUSIE SLATER (Mineral,VA)

Cindy Waterfield

August 30, 2013

I am so sorry to here about Ben passing. He was such a sweetheart. My prayer are with you. Cindy Waterfield Keith Waterfield and Samantha Rawlings.

Mary Thompson Knopp

August 29, 2013

To the Altimus family, I'm sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. R.I.P. Ben.

Tom and Gail Leymeister

August 29, 2013

Kathy, Kim, Kelly and Families, We can't express enough how deeply sorrowed we all are at Ben's passing. He was truly a great Friend and Mentor and he will be forever Remembered and Loved. GOD BLESS BEN (Pop) and all his family. You are all in our Thoughts and Prayers. Love, Tom and Gail Leymeister

HELEN AND PAT HAYDEN/EDWARDS

August 29, 2013

KATHY AND FAMILY, HELEN AND I WANT SEND OUR DEEP CONDOLENCES TO ALL OF YOU. OUR THOUGHS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY.

HELEN AND PAT THE TWINS

August 29, 2013

KATHY AND FAMILY, HELEN AND I WANT SEND OUR DEEP CONDOLENCES TO ALL OF YOU. OUR THOUGHS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY.

Karen Windsor

August 28, 2013

We will cherish Ben's smile always. Our life has been blessed with his friendship. Sending our love and deepest sympathy to all of you.
Ray and Karen Windsor

August 28, 2013

Deepest sympathy to his family and friends. He lived a good life. Susan, especially thinking of you!

Margaret Dennison, Waldorf, MD.

Linda Poteat

August 28, 2013

I am deeply sorrowed to hear of the passing of your dear loved one.

From the Staff of Huntt Funeral Home, Inc., & Crematory

August 28, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.