Gerald F. Altenau

February 2, 1937 - March 10, 2012

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Gerald F. Beloved husband of Patricia D. Altenau (nee Dolle), loving father of Kim (Tom) Bathe and Kristen C. Altenau, dear brother of M. Lloyd (Robert) Baron. Jerry was a member of the 123rd AC&W Squadron, Air National Guard, was the CFO at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, VP of purchasing for the Franciscan Health Services, volunteered for the American Red Cross, Associate for the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor and member of the Box 13 Associates. Saturday March 10, 2012 age 75. Visitation at the Hodapp Funeral Home 6041 Hamilton Ave., College Hill Wednesday from 4:30-7:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Vivian Church 7600 Winton Rd., Finneytown Thursday at 10 AM. Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc. 644 Linn St. 45203 or the American Red Cross 2111 Dana Avenue 45207. Condolences at


Rita bergwr - Mar 16, 2012

I wish to offer my deepest sympathy on the passing of jerry. He was a wonderful man and I’m so sad to hear of your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time .


Amy Price - Mar 15, 2012

Our condolences and prayers.
Love, The Prices

Emily and Ken Kreider - Mar 14, 2012

Our deepest sympathies to your family at this time of great sadness. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Barbara Pleasent - Mar 13, 2012

Kristin my friend,
Knowing there is nothing one can say, I send you a big hug.

Kurt Bofinger, MD - Mar 13, 2012

Sincerest sympathy to the family from a high school classmate.

Maureen Fullam - Mar 13, 2012

To the dear Altenau family, I was fortunate to come to know Jerry through our playing together at the Franciscan Games. What a holy and wonderful Franciscan gentleman! I also had the joy of meeting his lovely wife Pattie. Jerry, please pray for all of us as you surely behold the radiant face of our God. Prayers, Maureen Fullam, Franciscan Sisters of the Poor

St. Xavier High School - Mar 12, 2012


We at St. Xavier High School were truly sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your entire family as you mourn the loss of your loved one. May the spirit of St. Francis Xavier be with you and your family during this difficult time.


John Schrantz ‘96
Director of Alumni Relations

Fr. Denny Ahern ‘56
Alumni Chaplain

Anthony E. Schad ‘81
Director of Development Services

Ed Dadosky - Mar 12, 2012

Jerry was one of the great Box 13 guys to come around the fire station (E19) and actively particpate on the fire department when I first-started with Cincinnati.

He visited the guys on holidays, attended promotional ceremonies and memorial services, and went out of his way at fires to help hundreds of guys over the years if for nothing more because they wore ‘CFD’ on their fire coat.

No one had a bigger heart and few have loved CFD more than Jerry did. Thanks, buddy, we’ll miss you. -Ed

AC Ed Dadosky
Cincinnati Fire Department

dave machnovitz - Mar 12, 2012

Gerry was my brother thru good and bad times. He gave of himself to all that needed a little help along the way.He had a heart full of love and caring for everyone he met. I know that he is in heaven, seated next to the nuns that he loved and just asking them; “Who can we help next Sister.” I love you my brother.