John A. Altman Jr., 84

FULTON, NY – John A. Altman Jr., 84, of North Volney, died Wednesday December 2, 2015, at Upstate Hospital, Syracuse, with family by his side.

He retired from General Electric after more than 40 years.

John was a member of the New York State Old Tyme Fiddlers’ Association.

He was predeceased by his parents, Ruth (Youmans) and John A. Altman Sr.; sisters, Katy Bergman, Emily “Mike” Schmidt and Elizabeth “Pat” Fisher; and a brother, Fred Altman Sr.

John is survived by his wife of 54 years, Dora Jean; children, Ruth (Ed) McDougall, Richard (Dawn) Simoneau and John (Rita) Altman III; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Freda “Fritz” Woodworth, Sister Christine Marie and Clara Gardner; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday, December 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton, with a graveside service to follow at North Volney Cemetery, County Route 4, North Volney.

Donations in John’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter: 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.


  1. John A. Altman is my Uncle through my mother Elizabeth Marie Fisher whom everyone knew as Pat. I didn’t know Uncle John very well but I’ve heard stories through my siblings and cousins that he was a very nice man, with a good sense of humor. I really wish I could have seen him again but I guess I will have to settle for seeing him in heaven when the time comes. My love and prayers go out to Aunt Dora Jean and their family; along with the rest of my family in their time of grief. He will be missed.

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