It is with sadness that Altman Lighting shares the news that Victoria Altman, Robert Altman’s wife passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2008. Vickie was 53 years old and had been privately fighting ovarian cancer for several months with the loving support of her immediate family, Bob and their two sons, Russell and Ross. Her day-to-day work at Altman Lighting alongside Bob and other family members gave many throughout the industry the opportunity to get to know this energetic, spirited, and loving woman.
Vickie always had a warm smile and an easy laugh to share and saw Altman Lighting’s employees and customers as family and friends. She enjoyed talking about the history of the industry and always had a story to share having spent many years working with Charlie and Alice Altman learning the business.
Vickie met Bob when she was just 15 years old and he was only 16. Together for 38 years, they ran Altman Lighting and raised a family. Vickie was always generous of heart and was particularly proud when the Altman Family helped launch the ESTA Foundation’s charity Behind the Scenes with a $125,000 matching grant. Vickie Altman not only worked in our industry, she cared for the people that are the industry. She will be deeply missed.
The Altman family hopes that others might learn about this devastating illness and perhaps make a donation in Victoria Altman’s memory to help fight this disease at either the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition in Boca Raton, FL or the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance in Washington, DC.