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Joanne Alter

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Alter, Joanne (nee Hammerman), 81, former commissioner of the Water Reclamation District and Chicago civic leader. Beloved wife of James M. Alter, devoted mother of Jennifer Alter (Rob Warden), Jonathan Alter (Emily Lazar), Jamie Alter (Michael Lynton) and Dr. Harrision Alter, loving grandmother of 11, dear sister of the late Enid Long. There will be a Celebration of Joanne's Life, Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., at Michigan Ave., Chicago. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to WITS (Working in the Schools), 27 E. Monroe St., Suite 1400, Chicago, IL, 60603, would be appreciated. Info: Piser Funeral Services, 847-679-4740.

Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Nov. 11, 2008
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