Edna Daumit Altone

Edna Daumit Altone passed away on Monday, June 1, 2020 at Schuyler Ridge Rehabilitation and Residential Healthcare Center in Clifton Park, NY.

Edna was born in Smithton, Pennsylvania on June 22, 1917, the daughter of Alexander and Haseba Daumit, and was raised and educated in Monessen, PA. She married Albert Altone in 1942 in Pittsburgh, PA. After her husband’s military service, during the Second World War, the couple settled in Ballston Spa, NY.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her siblings Thomas Obade, Mary Obade, Ida Nader, Paul Daumit, Sadie Saffy, Lewis Daumit, Fannie Joseph and Edmund Daumit. She leaves her son, Edmund Russell Altone (Susan Kukuk) of Delmar, NY; her daughter Adrienne Altone Cetner (John R.) of Ballston Spa, NY; grandchildren Sarah Altone and Kaitlin Altone; step-grandchildren Krissa Cetner (Alex Salazar) and John M. Cetner (Michelle Graziosi); and step-great grandson Myles Salazar. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and their families.

Prior to her marriage, she was employed by the Monessen PA School District. Later she worked in the development department of Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.

In 1967 she obtained a summer job with the newly established Saratoga Performing Arts Center. At the end of that summer season, she was offered and accepted a permanent position in the Center’s development office. She was with SPAC until her retirement in 1994. For the last 20 of those years, she served as the Director of Development.

Edna Altone’s lifelong interests included documenting family history, poetry, literature, ballet, classical music, opera and the arts.

The family extends sincere thanks to the staff of Schuyler Ridge Rehabilitation and Residential Healthcare Center in Clifton Park, NY for the compassionate care they provided during Edna’s final years.

Due to the current pandemic, there will be no calling hours. At the request of the family, services will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Edna Altone’s name may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, 15 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 (attention: Building Fund) or Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (attention: Endowment Fund).

Guest Book

Jean Taormina

I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. She was such a wonderful person and I loved hearing all her stories about her life in Pennsylvania and her time at SPAC. Thoughts are with your family.

Jean Taormina
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Judy Malloy

Adrienne, John, Russell, and Susan, please accept my heartfelt sympathy. I so enjoyed Edna’s Love of family, her sense of humor and her ability to recite poetry and psalms. She was amazing. May she now Rest In Peace.

Keith W Servis

Russ and Family,

My condolences on Edna's passing. She sounds like a terrific lady and I hope that you carry many happy memories of shared time with her.


Barbara Daumit

She was a beautiful soul. I remember all her compassion and ladylike personality. God just gained another "angel"
Edmund Russel and Adrienne -- May God give you strength during your loss.