I shall always think of you. I still want to go through my Army connections to get your just award. The Congressional Medal of Honor. You were always a hero to me & I loved you very much. You have my condolences Aunt Nancy & Nancy Jean, your husband & son. Love Howard Mitchell Alderson Jr.
Nancy, Nancy, and all the Alderson family,
Just this week news of Wayne's "exodus" to glory reached me from one of my students. I am a theology professor and Christian ethics is one of the courses I teach. Wayne's example and the story of "Stronger Than Steel" has been a constant feature in my ethics classes when we come to the issues of work-place relations. Quite a number of students have bought Stronger Than Steel as a result of the class, and I know they too have used the story to illustrate Biblical principles for life and work. It was from one of those students that the notice of Wayne's passing came to me. He was moved by the story, bought the book, and then found Wayne's obituary online while seeking more information.
I was a student in Pittsburgh back in the 70s as the story of Pittron Steel and then Value of the Person unfolded. I had the privilege of having a meal with Wayne and a group of others at the Top of the Triangle following an evening conference in those days. The evening left a lasting impression upon me, and thus led to Wayne's constant presence in my classes.
I came to South Carolina as a pastor back in the 80s, and from time to time would talk with Wayne on the phone as I was attempting to bring a Value of the Persn seminar to Columbia, SC. To our loss that did not work out, but I have never forgotten the calls that came from "the man with the hole in his head," as he always identified himself when he called.
I pray that the Lord's comfort will fill your homes now that he has gone before you to glory. Be assured that because of his life and service there is comfort in many, many other homes and workplaces. I am sure they would all join me in thanking all of you for the part you played in his life and service. Wayne's witness and message will live on. May the Lord uphold and keep you all in His steadfast love.
Hi Nancy. Cathie & I were out of town and learned that Wayne had died when we returned home. We're so sorry for your loss. You'll continue to be in our prayers.
Familiar with his actions at Pittron I had my son, Paul, who was aspiring to a career in Human Resources accompany me to one of Wayne' presentations on The Value of The Person. He was inspired by the wisdom in that concept. Paul spent 20+ years in HR with Alcoa and currently is Sr VP Human Resources as well as Chief Administrative Officer for Owens-Illinois (glass) in Toledo. I am glad that I had an opportunity to tell Wayne about his influence on Paul's life and career. Wayne was a treasure. Jay Jarrell
Nancy and Nancy Jean, Wayne was a treasure to the world and a hero to me. He managed to be both tender and heroic. I have, from the time I met him, aspired to be like him. And now, because he sees Him as He is, he is like the One he aspired to be.
Dear NANCY AND NANCY JEAN---SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT WAYNE. HE WAS A DEAR FRIEND TO ALL HE MET AND I WILL FOREVER REMEMBER MY TIME WITH HIM AS WE TRIED TO BRING THE VALUE OF THE PERSON TO HEALTHCARE.
MY BEST TO BOTH OF YOU.
Mrs. Alderson, I am truely sorry to hear of Mr. Alderson's passing. My children and I always loved seeing him outside, Halloween, door to door Boy Scout sales. Your husband impressed my children when he always reminded them to tell thier mother how much they loved her (me). If you need anything we are just across the street! Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Joanne Conte and children
Back in 1986 I had the pleasure of getting involved with Wayne and VOP. He sowed love and faith into my life and the lives of many others...and we are all better servants of the Lord because of him. What a comfort to know that he has entered into his eternal reward, and yet his passing also brings with it pain and sadness to those who will miss him the most. God bless!
Nancy Jean, I always just adored your Dad. I have such fond memories of him always taking the time to talk to me at church or at Trick Or Treat at your house. This was when I was a very little girl. He was so special and he made me feel the same way! About 2 years ago, I saw him at Atria's /Mt. Lebanon. We talked about Wounded Warrior Project, as when I ran into him, I had just come back from an event for the organization. What a patriot and a beautiful, beautiful spirit.
Thoughts and prayers to all of you!
It is with great pride and admiration that I say it was an honor to have known Wayne. His great courage reflected through the decades from the battlefield to the boardroom. He was a visionary who knew that people can find a common ground to agree upon so that all can live in happiness and maintain pride and dignity. When Wayne said he loved you one knew it was said with compassion and truth. God bless you Wayne, you live within all you touched.
Nancy and Nancy Jean,
Wayne Alderson was a truly great man. He inspired my husband and I a lot during our young days in restaurants. He was honest and kind and we will always remember him. Your family is blessed to have had him in your lives. Our thoughts are with you at this time.
Our deepest sympathy to the Alderson family.
Mr. Alderson was one of our favorites at the South Hills BNY Mellon office. We enjoyed his visits and were sorry to say our goodbyes when the office closed. He was a kind man,he always lifted our spirits. May he rest in peace.
Jean, Kathy and Phyllis
Wayne was a Pittsburgh icon. A man of great integrity and I was honored to have known him from back in the days of Expression Christian Newspaper. He brought wisdom and character to those who came in contact with him. He will be sorely missed. Barb Wilson
To Mr. Alderson's Family,
My sympathy in your loss. I will never forget when I met Wayne at an Atria's grand opening, he pointed out that he could see God's light shine through me, that I had an aura that could only come from Him. That meant so much then and continues to this day. May Wayne's light always shine in your hearts and memories.
Dear Nancy & Family,
Although it has been some years since we have seen one another, I am sorry to learn of the loss of your "Dear Wayne."
Thinking of you at this most difficult time.
Doris Bird & Family
RIP Wayne, You were a great mentor leader friend growing up and part of the greatest generation I know you'll be heaven looking down protecting us forever.
Nancy and Nancy Jean God Bless my most heart felt condolences to you guys.
With deepest sympathy to all of your family.Much love.
Nancy Nancy Jean
You know how we loved him, he was our second father, He is with my dad now and they are having a great time. It has been a long time for them to meet again. Your dad told me when my dad died now he knows what heaven is. I believed him, now he knows. It is hard for me to go to funeral homes since then but you know I love and support you and he is where he should be.
I just talked about him on Friday, so he is in heaven. I love you
Heartfelt sympathy to all of Wayne's family and close friends! He was truly a great man in so many ways! You didn't have to know him long to love him and the wonderful legacy that he left behind. Not that the Lord needs a peacemaker but we all know that Wayne will make a difference in Heaven, just like here on earth. God has welcomed home one of His loyal servants. Blessings to the family, buzz gardner
Dear Nancy and Nancy Jean, please know you are in my heart, thoughts and prayes. Wayne, as you know, was truly my Kindred Spirit. I learned so much from all of you about love, honor, dignity & respect. Wayne's legacy truly lives on in all of us. I am rejoicing he is with his Jesus now but I grieve with you. I love you.
Nancy and Family
Our deepest sympathy to you and your Family. I'm very sadden by his passing.He was truly a great man. God bless him, you and your family
Jimbo and Cathie Cramer
Dear Ms. Nancy and Dear Nancy Jean,
My sympathy pours out to you at this time of sorrow, but I also know that this is a time of joy, for Mr. Alderson has earned his reward for all his years of loving and serving his Lord and Savior. When my Dad died a year and a half ago, I realized that whether we live 60, 70, 80, 90, or even 100 years, that is a blink in eternity. Mr. Alderson has earned his reward with our Lord, and we must work to earn our spot there with him. We'll be there...in a blink! I send my love. Bob Savko
My deepest sympathy to the Alderson family. May our heavenly father comfort and strengthen all of you.
Dear Nancy, You have my deepest sympathy. Joe Nelson
Dear Nancy, My deep sympathy to you and your family. What a great man. So honored to have met him at our school reunions. Josephine bullotta klein
Time around a man who believed there was always a light in every person soul,just needed a great man with a soft hand to turn the switch on.This man will always be thankful for( THE MAN )Mr. Alderson
My prayers are with The Alderson Family.
You will indeed be missed here on earth. However, being people of faith in Christ, we have peace in knowing that we will see each other again. Blessed to have known you, joe & Margie.
Nancy & Nancy Jean,
My sympathy on the loss of Wayne. What a saint! What rejoicing there is in heaven at his arrival. How blessed the world was to have him this long. I remember years ago when, I believe through prayer and a miracle his brain tumor disappeared. I feel so blessed and honored to have known him and to have worked for him for a short while. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Fondly,
Maureen Kelly Larkin (friends of John & Dorothy Turyan)
Our prayers are with you, Alderson family. Praise God for Wayne's life and legacy.
The General & I Salute You, Private 1st Class Wayne T Alderson... Onward Christian Soldiers... May we share all those joyous memories as a Lasting Legacy in this Guest Book online forever... The Greatest Generation, Hero's Abound... Let's make it a point as we travel down the "Heritage Highway" 013 to remember & share Our Hero's Valor, above & beyond the Call of Duty to our future generations...Remembering "The Greatest Generation"...