Richard H. Altman, the owner of Coast Auto Marine Supply in Marina del Rey for 35 years, died Saturday, October 17th. He was 81.

Altman touched the lives of so many with his generosity and sometime “gruff” sense of humor, friends and family members said.

He never lost sight of his love for his family through his “brave fight” over the last few years, family members said.

Altman is survived by his wife Barbara; sons Jeffrey and Jim; daughter Judy; and grandchildren Jennifer Birkhauser, Alex, Allison, Leah and Katie. He was joyfully awaiting the birth of his first great grandson.

Altman was also a dear friend to Larry and Cole Endless, Tom and Bobbie Livingston, as well as a devoted cousin to Judy Lake.

Friends and family say Altman, who was known as “Dickie Boy,” will be deeply missed, never forgotten and will always be in their hearts.

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