Thomas Edward Altenburg, a fifty-year resident of the Monterey Peninsula died of cancer at his Pacific Grove home on December 31, 2003. He was born January 10, 1948 in Modesto. A Navy veteran who served two tours of duty in Viet Nam, he was a boilerman on a 'Tin can', the Everett R. Larson. Mr. Altenburg was foreman for LTI, worked as an Engineer at Slauterback Corporation and retired last January from the Engineering Department at Natividad Medical Center.
Mr. Altenburg was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Monterey serving on the Board of Deacons for several years. As a Ham Radio Operator, he was a member of several nets in Northern California. His passion for the past fourteen years has been his 63 acres on Lake Oroville.
Mr. Altenburg is survived by his wife of 27 years, Lynn Altenburg; his son, Tyson Altenburg and his father, Eric Altenburg, all of Pacific Grove.
A celebration of his life will be held at the First Baptist Church in Monterey on Saturday, January 10 at 11:00 AM. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Paul Mortuary. Contributions are suggested in the First Baptist Church Youth Program, 600 Hawthorne Street, Monterey, CA 93940.