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Larry Altergott - Year Entered 1960

Larry Altergott

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01/27/15 02:25 AM #1    

Phoebe Lee (Faculty Spouse)

I am deeply sorry to hear of Larry's passing. I had hoped to have contacted him before then ..If anyone knows how to contact his wife or know her whereabouts please let her know I would be very happy to hear from her. Larry was a photographer at my wedding at Bricket Wood on June 6 1965.

01/27/15 12:24 PM #2    

Charlene Douglas (Mathe) (1960)

Larry was such a good looking guy; who could forget him?!  I always thought such a handsome fellow should hold his chin a bit higher than the rest of us; but Larry was unpretentious. Reserved, but warm and open to everyone; always greeting you with a smile. I am sorry to hear he has passed from this life so soon. I would love to know about his life and family, and hope someone posts something here for us.

01/27/15 03:05 PM #3    

John D. Schroeder (1958)

During his freshman year, if memory serves, Larry invited me to spend a summer on the Windsor, CO farm where he grew up with his three sisters. It was quite an operation. His Dad, Jake, ran the feed lot where they fattened 1000 head of range cattle annually. Jake's brother, Harry, ran the farm, on the same property, where they raised corn, grass, sugarbeets, alfalfa to feed the cattle, etc. The whole operation was a thing of wonder for me, a kid who grew up in a Navy suburb of San Diego. I learned a tremendous respect for farmers, who have to be soil experts, chemists, pest controllers, vets, laborers, financiers, husbands, fathers and a host of other things. It seemed there was nothing those men couldn't do to keep the farm and livestock going. Larry and I worked odd jobs around town and came home to sumptuous meals at the family table. My steady chore was to milk Bossy for the evening milk, and that cow and I became fast friends. I gave her garden goodies and she gave me a bucket of milk. Larry was more artist than farmer, and had won a General Motors car design contest before coming to AC -- but he could keep up with anyone doing farm work. I'll forever be grateful to the Altergotts, and especially Larry, for the generosity they showed me by hosting this small-town city slicker to an eye-opening, life-changing educational experience on their awesome farm that summer of '61.

04/02/15 12:39 PM #4    

Helen Hohertz (Nelson) (1961)

I worked with Larry during my freshman tenure in the Mayfair kitchen.  Remember him manning the dishwasher and I the drying towel.  He was friendly and fun to work with. His wife, Pamela, was in my freshman class and I've often wondered where their lives had taken them after AC. 

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