Nicholas S. Altimari, 61


MIDLOTHIAN, Va. — Nicholas Stephen "Nick," Altimari, 61, of Midlothian, was suddenly taken from us on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017.

Nick was a graduate of Cornell University and Hofstra Law. He practiced civil law in Long Island, New York. In 1992, he moved to Richmond, where he first clerked for U.S. District Judge James Spencer. Nick then went on to serve as an Assistant U.S. District Attorney with the Eastern District in Richmond. On June 13, 1997, Nick received the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service, presented to him in Washington, D.C., by then-Attorney General Janet Reno. Nick then joined the Altria Group in the Compliance Division. In addition to his distinguished law career, Nick worked on behalf of the Arizona Tea Company as a consultant.

Nick was also an inventor in his own right, holding at least one patent to date.

Nick is survived by his wife of 15 years, Felipita A. "Pete" Altimari; two children, Frank and Meredith Altimari; and their mother, Robin; mother, Angela Altimari; two brothers, Anthony Altimari (Marie) and Michael Altimari (Maria); sister, Vera Gallagher (Steven); and many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

His family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Bliley's-Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull Street Road, in Richmond. A Mass of Christian burial will held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, 2700 Dolfield Drive, in Richmond. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Nick's memory.