Henry W. Alter

  • Born: February 22, 1937
  • Died: August 11, 2017
  • Location: Shelby Township, Michigan

Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons

54880 Vandyke
Shelby Township, MI 48316

Tel. (586) 677-4000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Alter, Henry W., August 11, 2017 Age 80 Beloved husband of the late Barbara and the late Beverly. Loving father of Vicky (Sam) Thompson, Karen (Hal) Bradley, Thomas (Diane) Alter, Robert (Sandy) Alter, Cindy (Mike) McMillan, Robert Fitzpatrick and Richard Fitzpatrick. Proud grandfather of 11, great grandfather of 8. Predeceased by 1 grandchild. Visitation Tues. 3-8 pm. Funeral Wed. 11:00 am at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc. (Shelby Twp.) 54880 Van Dyke @ 25 Mile Rd. Interment Cadillac Memorial Gardens East. Memorials to Seasons Hospice or Evangelical Home of Sterling Heights appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" @ WujekCalcaterra.com

Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm so sorry for your loss, Karen. You and yours are in my prayers!

Posted by Lisa Budd    August 15, 2017

A wonderful person whom knowing, for me, enhanced my life and gave me an excellent model to try to imitate in some aspects of my life. Goodbye, Hank.

Posted by Thomas Holbrook Holbrook - Silver Spring, MD - Classmate   August 14, 2017

Dear Family of Hank Alter: My condolences on your loss. I knew Hank while in high school and he was always a kind person. We lost touch after high school but knew people who knew us and I was aware of his progress.
I wondered if people remembered Hank's achievements as an athlete while at East Detroit High School so I reviewed a few, in case someone didn't.
Hank was probably the last student athlete to earn 10 varsity letters while in high school. As a freshman for the 1951-52 season, he lettered on the varsity baseball team.
Hank is in the EDHS Sports Hall of Fame. His name is on a plaque on the wall in the gym.
Hank won the team batting championship as a sophomore in 1953 with a .416 average.
EDHS won its first Eastern Michigan League title in 1953 with Hank Alter as a sophomore guard.
Major rival for EDHS in '53 was Birmingham. Star athlete for EDHS was Ron Kramer who ran track in the spring. Star athlete for BMS was Tom "The Bomb" Tracy who played baseball in the spring and who never got thrown out trying to steal second base.
Sixteen year old Hank Alter pitched a 3-hitter against BMS, batted in one run, scored another and, more importantly, Hank threw the ball to the catcher who pegged it to the shortstop who tagged out Tom "the Bomb" and was caught trying to steal second base. EDHS won, 3-1.
Hank was offered a scholarship to Moorehouse College in Minnesota.
Hank will be missed.
John J. Lesjack
Santa Rosa, CA

Posted by John Lesjack - Santa Rosa, CA - Classmate   August 13, 2017

Mr Alter raised his children to be outstanding men and women, that says a lot to me about him as a person. As his family goes through the grieving process, I pray they find comfort and peace.

Posted by Martha Thompson - Cramblit - PORT SANILAC, MI - Acquaintance   August 13, 2017

I will always cherish my memories of Uncle Hank and the wonderful times we spent together as family. Godspeed sweet uncle.

Posted by Shannan Fisher - Wapakonets, OH - Family   August 13, 2017

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