Passing of Rev. John D. Alden, 86, of Emporium, PA and Lakeland, FL

Rev. John D. Alden, 86, of 209 W. 5th St., Emporium, PA and Lakeland, FL died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Monday (November 28, 2011) morning. He was born January 24, 1925 in Van, PA a son of the late John G. and Wealtha Cotterman Alden. On July 29, 1950 in North Chili, NY., he married Nina Burls Alden, who survives.

Rev. Alden was a Pastor in the Keystone Confrence of the Free Methodist Church having served as a Pastor in these Pennsylvania towns; Emlenton, New Castle, Sharon, Eldred, Emporium, Bradford and Van. He was a veteran with the US Army during WW II where he served as a Chaplains Assistant in the Asiatic Pacific Theater.

Surviving in addition to Nina Burls Alden; Daughter: Sharlene Alden, Bradford; Daughter: Loretta, Mrs. Kenneth Geelen, Emporium; Daughter: Priscilla, Mrs. Richard MacDonald, Marco Island, FL; 5 Grandchildren: Lori Geelen, Sandy Salviolo, David Alden, Brandon & Tyler MacDonald; Brother: Richard Alden and his wife Shirley, Cranberry, PA; Sister: Helen Irwin, Renfrew, PA; Brother: Vernon Alden, Butler, PA.

Preceded in Death By; Parents: John G. and Wealtha Cotterman Alden; Brother: Donald Alden; Two Sisters: Pauline Martz & Thelma Alden.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, Inc. on Thursday from 4:00-6:00 PM.

Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Friday, December 2, 2011 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Robert Best, officiating. A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

Burial will be in the Portage Township Cemetery, Gardeau.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Alzheimers Association, 1128 State Street, Ste 301, Erie, PA 16501.

Barnett Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

Go to Barnett Funeral Home to view the entire obituary and add a condolence.


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