Daniel B. Altwarg

April 22, 1965 - October 31, 2018 

Daniel B. Altwarg

April 22, 1965 - October 31, 2018 

Obituary for Daniel B. Altwarg

A much-loved husband, father, step-father, son, brother and friend. Daniel “Danno” B. Altwarg, 53, of Baldwinsville, died Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at home after a long and courageous battle with Esophageal cancer. Daniel was born in Mont Clair, New Jersey to Sheldon and Dorothy Ann (Slifkin) Altwarg. He graduated from Mont Clair High School in 1983. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Alfred University in 1987. While he was at Alfred, he met and maintained long-lasting relationships with a group of amazing sisters and brothers. After taking a year off from school to sell shoes it quickly became apparent to Dan, that wasn’t for him. Dan decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and received his law degree from Syracuse University College of Law.

Dan was employed as the Senior Managing Attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc, in Syracuse since 1991 and maintained his employment through his entire journey. Dan was passionate about his career and strived to make connections with the clients, co-workers, judges and other Attorneys he interacted with. Over the years that Dan worked at Legal Aid, he wasn’t only a boss he also became a mentor, friend, and inspiration for most people that crossed his path.

Dan had a love for anything outdoors. He was in his element when he was doing the things he loved. The season would depend on where you might find him. He could be found on the golf course, in his boat fishing, snowmobiling with his wife, Cousin Steven and the many friends that he found along the way up North. He had a great passion for producing his own Maple Syrup. Syrup that in his words “could win any fair competition” however, the one thing that brought him the most joy was his ski get-aways with his two daughters.

It never mattered the season, Dan was most at peace when he was spending time at his camp on the Salmon River Reservoir in Redfield.

Some of Dan’s fondest childhood memories are of his days at Camp Carobeu where he started as a camper and quickly became an associate water director. Through this experience he gained confidence from the owners and another group of life long friends. “The Caribou Boys”
Dan always had a way of making you feel like you were the most important person in his world. He touched everyone who knew him in some way or another. This is evident by the many stories of the selfless acts he did for people out of the kindness of his heart.

He was predeceased by his grandparents, Roberta and Joe Slifkin and Evelyn and Irving Altwarg.

Dan is survived by his wife and partner in crime, Angel M. Altwarg; his two daughters: Taylor E. {TEA) and Annie K. (NeNe) Altwarg and their mother, Janet Dauley-Altwarg, all of Elbridge; three step-sons, Brandon Pavlas of Syracuse, Devon Haynes stationed at Fort Hood, and Elijah Haynes living at home; his parents, Sheldon and Dorothy Ann Altwarg of South Hadley, MA; two siblings, Richard Altwarg of Brookhaven, GA and Amy (Tom Schiff) Altwarg of Florence, MA; and by his nieces & nephew: Reesa, Paige, Eleanor, and Evan; and many in-laws who loved him.

Contributions in Danno’s memory may be made to the Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, 221 South Warren Street, Suite 300, Syracuse, NY 13204.

The family would like to thank Dr. Agheli and Lisa Clemmons at Hematology-Oncology of CNY for their care and love to Dan as well as the nurses at 4 South at Crouse Hospital.

If love could have saved you, you would of lived for eternity.

The Community Room will be open at 11 am prior to Calling Hours for coffee and light refreshments. Friends may call on Sunday from 12-4 pm at Krueger Funeral Home, 2619 Brewerton Rd., Mattydale, with Funeral Services following at 4:00 pm. Following the Services at the funeral home, a Celebration of Life gathering will be held at 5 pm at the Clay Volunteer Fire Dept., 4383 Route 31, Clay. Burial will be held privately.

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