Gail (Platt) Altman

William Snyder Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | March 21, 2024

Gail (Platt) Altman, 82, of Irwin, died Monday March 18, 2024, at home. She was born November 9, 1942 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Ralph Francis and Edwina (DeWalt) Platt and was also preceded in death by a brother Gordon Platt. Gail received a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and was a retired English teacher for the Norwin School District. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin, and also a member of the Women’s Club, the Book Club, the Welcome Wagon, Sweet Adelines, and The Muses theater group. She authored two books, Tales from Tinker Run and Irwin Abstracts, wrote poetry, and taught music at the Norwin YMCA.

She is survived by her husband George Irwin Altman II; her daughter Kristin Altman (Ken Pollard) of Pittsburgh; grandchildren Olivea, Demitri, Trinity, and Isaiah; a sister Linda Thomas (Drew) of Indiana; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the William Snyder Funeral Home, 521 Main Street, Irwin, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. Interment will follow in Brush Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a contribution can be made in Gail’s name to WQED public television at For online condolences please visit

Originally published March 21, 2024.

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