Altman, Donald A. “Don” Age 82 of Nashville, TN. Born July, 23, 1931 Died April 30, 2013.
Preceded in death by his parents, William & Selma Altman; brother Marshall Altman; daughter Jessica Brooke Altman. Survived by son, Marshall Altman, and grandchildren Alexander and Stella Altman. A native of Bronx NY, and a graduate of Bronx High School of Science, Brooklyn College and New York Law School, Donald served in the U.S Army during the Korean conflict.
After practicing criminal law in New York, Donald spent 25 years as a Federal Administrative Law Judge in Los Angeles, CA.
A member of Mensa, he was also an avid actor, with recurring roles on the television shows “Divorce Court,” “Power Rangers,” & “Beetleborgs,” as was as countless stage plays in Los Angeles and New York. He was a passionate aficionado of the works of William Shakespeare, and devoted 25 years of volunteer service to Recordings for the Blind. After retiring from the Federal Court System, Donald was accepted into the prestigious South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, CA, where he studied acting for several years. Upon moving to Nashville, Donald lived at Belmont Village in Green Hills, where he was welcomed warmly into their community. Donald had a fierce intellect, a quick smile, and was never short on conversation. His charm, wit, and intelligence will be missed by his friends and family.
The Mourner’s Kadish will be read in his honor at The Temple in Belle Meade, TN, this Friday at the Sabbath service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the following may be made in his honor:
The Alzheimer’s Association
Musicians On Call