Private Services Held For adam alt Jr., 101

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Adam J. Alt Jr., 101, of Pittstown, formerly of Livingston, died Saturday, June 8, at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington.

Mr. Alt was born in Newark in 1917. After graduating from high school, he began work at the Wilbur B. Driver Company as an office boy. In 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for four years as a second lieutenant, spending two years in the Persian Gulf.

After the war, he returned to W.B. Driver and worked his way up to vice president of production. In 1973, he and his wife Ruth transferred to Orangeburg, S.C., where he managed the GTE Company, which was later bought by Verizon. He retired in 1979.

Adam married Ruth Engeman in 1941. They raised eight children in Livingston before moving to Bernardsville in 1963. He also lived in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Mr. Alt was predeceased by his wife in 2007 after 66 years of marriage. He was also predeceased by his three brothers, Charles, Norman, and Edward Alt.

He is survived by his children, Carol Schierbaum; Bonnie Stryker and her husband,Tom; Dale Bellai; Gail Melvin and her husband, Bill; Robert Alt and his wife, Robyn; JaniceAlt; JeanneAlt; and JeffreyAlt and his wife, Melody; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral services were held privately by the family under the care of Martin Funeral Home, Clinton.

In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that contributions in Mr.Alt’s memory be made to a charity of one’s choosing. Words of condolence may be sent to the family at

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