LISBON, Ohio — William John Altoft, 64, died peacefully Friday morning, Oct. 9, 2020 at the Hospice House in Poland following a brief and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born Jan. 20, 1956 in Warsaw, N.Y. He was a son of the late Robert J. and Elcy M. (Luce) Altoft. He was raised in Perry, N.Y. and was a long-time resident of Western Pennsylvania before moving to Lisbon in 2019. He was a 1974 graduate of Perry Central High School. He was also a drummer with the Tri-Town Cadets drum corps. He attended Alfred State. He loved NASCAR, dirt tracks, and sprint car racing and enjoyed camping at those races with family and friends. He and Jill were happy to have found their dream cabin in Lisbon when they retired. Bill worked as a truck driver for many years and retired as a warehouse manager for Entrematic in 2018.
Survivors include his loving and devoted wife, Jill (Finley) Altoft whom he married Feb. 14, 1992; his children Jacob (Liz) Altoft of Pike, N.Y., Andrew Altoft of Rochester, N.Y.; stepchildren Christopher (Emily) Kirkham of Sewickley, Pa., Patrick (Andrea) Kirkham of Clinton, Pa., and Scott (Amy) Kirkham of Cranberry, Pa. There are nine grandchildren: Gavin, Oliver, Adia, Xander, Lauren, Holden, Amelia, Lillith, and Mirabel; and his siblings: Judy (Sig) Thewke, Jim Altoft, Gloria Altoft, and Mary Jane Halstead.
He was preceded in death by his brothers-in-law Rick Halstead and David Noniewicz and a sister-in-law, Kyle Wixson and his in laws, Ralph and Wilma Finley.
The Weber Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements with a memorial service to be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of your choice.