The death toll has now risen to 36 in the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium building in Surfside, FL. One of the residents of that building who died was accountant Michael Altman.
According to the Miami Herald:
Michael David Altman was born in Costa Rica, but moved to the United States with his parents when he was around 4 years old, his son Nicholas said. …
Nicholas told the Miami Herald Tuesday that his father was a “very loving guy. Always smiling. He was very fun and loved to tell jokes.”
Michael Altman was an accountant who lived in the 1101 unit of the Champlain Towers South building for more than six years. The condo unit has been in the family since the 1980s, Nicholas said. He was a dual citizen of the United States and Costa Rica, his son said.
“He was a warm man. He conquered a lot of obstacles in his life, and always came out on top,” Nicholas said. “He always inspired my brother and I to be successful in life.”
A celebration of Michael’s life was held in Miami on July 2.
Altman was 50 years old.