POTSDAM -- Sharon J. Altman, 88, of Port Orange, FL., passed away on September 29, 2019, at the Victoria Gardens Nursing Home with her family by her side.
Born in Potsdam, NY on March 2, 1931, the sixth child of the late Darwin and Maude Dowe Whitman of the Back Hannawa Road.
She graduated from Potsdam Central School in 1949.
Her best friend in high school was Shirley Snyder and her favorite teacher was Miss Heller, because she was friendly and nice to her.
She enjoyed playing softball as the short stop.
Sharon spent most of her working career in the food industry. She worked as salad prep / short order cook / deli associate in the catering business.
Once retired she ran a small thrift store at the White Sands Apartments in Fort Walton Beach, FL., where she resided for many years.
Sharon's greatest joy in life were her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Amy Smith of Bedford, VA, Michael Altman and wife, Judith of Cincinnati, OH, Elliott Night and wife, Terri Night of Concord, CA, Patrick (Pete) and wife, Dawn of Edgewater, FL, and Shannon Altman of Edgewater, FL; grandchildren, Brandon and Evyn Altman, Dalton and Logan Breen, and Sage and Kaitlyn Altman.
She is also survived by five sisters and three brothers, Corliss Mittelstaedt of Potsdam, Bonnie and husband, Vern Gonyeau of Gouverneur, Nancy and husband, Ed Whitcomb of Lisbon, Patricia Johnson of Ogdensburg, and Rosie and husband, John Bartholomew of South Colton, Ronald and Grace Whitman of Canton, Noel and Barbara Whitman of Morristown, and Craig and Mel Whitman of Ogdensburg.
Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and cousins, and a sister-in-law, Freda Whitman of the Massena Rehabilitation Home.
Predeceasing her, besides her parents, were four brothers, William, Parker, Merrill and Malcolm (Duane) Whitman, and one sister, Mary L. Stover.
Her husband, Eugene Altman died in 2003.
Sharon will be greatly missed by her family and the many friends she had.