• Elton Black & Son Funeral Home
    Highland, MI
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Thomas E. Alder 1937 - 2011

Thomas E. Alder

February 24, 2011
My favorite memory of Uncle Tom was when I was young.

He came to the house with "Glow Sticks". No one in the neighbor hood ever seen them before....
Us kids thought they were the coolest thing ever...Hence, Uncle Tom was a very "Cool" Uncle.
My cousin Steve and I spent the whole night outside "Hey...I bet Astronauts use these!" as we swung them around...
Better than catching fireflies.....

I remember his laugh... sometimes he would get tears to his eyes from laughing so hard...
He also smiled at lot.

Every time I see firefly's it reminds me of Uncle Tom's "Glow Sticks" when I was young.....

niece Annie
February 23, 2011
I was so sorry to hear about
Tom. I knew ue was ill but it was still a shock. I light candles for Tina at church. I will be lighting another one now.You and the family have my deepest sympathy.
February 23, 2011
I give to you my deepest heart felt sympathy in your time of loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
February 22, 2011
Please know that you all are now and have been in our prayers during these last few months.. We consider Steve part of out family and love him like our brother. Our Deepest Sympathies to you all. Dave & Denise Calley
February 22, 2011
Because we as well as the Alders moved to Grand Reserve about 3 years ago, we only knew Tom for a relaitvely short time. He was a good neighbor who lived three doors down from us. His quick smile and kind manner made us feel close to him. He was always willing to stop and talk and always had a humorous anecdote on his lips. We will miss him. Our prayers are with Jo and the family.
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