Rita and Daniel Altman of West Orange celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Dec. 15, 2013, with a dinner for family and friends at Il Tulipano, Cedar Grove, hosted by their children. The couple was married Dec. 11, 1943, in Newark.
The former Rita Lipkin, a graduate of Newark’s Weequahic High School, earned a BS in office systems management at Montclair State University and worked for Russo Bros as an office manager until her retirement. Mr. Altman was a sergeant in the U.S. Army who was in the second wave on Omaha Beach and fought throughout Europe, eventually guarding war criminals at Nuremberg. The owner of General Window Sales and Linway Homes, he was a sales engineer for Arrowhead Air Conditioning and Heating until his retirement.
They are the parents of Linda and Dr. Kenneth Meisner and Dr. Wayne Altman and Jeffrey Altman; grandparents of Jason and Alana Meisner and Fawn and Richard Zwickel; and great-grandparents of Bryce and Asher Zwickel and Maxwell and Brody Meisner.