Montville - John Alduk, 74, of Uncasville, died suddenly Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, of an aortic aneurism at the Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London.
He was born Oct. 22, 1930, the son of Russian immigrants, Annie Draka and Paul (Andriewicz) Alduk.
John grew up on Belden St. in New London and graduated from the former Chapman Technical High School in 1950. He served in the Navy during the Korean War aboard the U.S.S. W. B. Cobb.
In his younger years, John set pins at the bowling alley on Bank Street to earn spending money. He remembered with wistful fondness the many excellent bakeries, Saturday matinees, and sliding on Blackhall Street after snowstorms. He was also a lifeguard at the Ocean Beach Park during his teenage years.
He was employed at Pfizer Inc. in Groton for 37 years, retiring as a lab technician from the Fermentation Dept. in 1992.
John had enjoyed square dancing and served as the treasurer of the former Pequot Ramblers. He had many hobbies including stained glass, bead work, woodcarving, and bird watching. He was an avid bowler throughout his lifetime.
He was also predeceased by his brothers, Alex Trymofiew and Paul Andriewicz.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Trudy (Magee) Alduk and her children, Ron Gravell of Groton and Ken Gravell of Uncasville. He is also survived by three children from his first marriage with Loretta (Misch) Joyce, Brenda and her husband Stephen Mayer of Oxford, Mass. and their children Jeff Mayer, Jamie Triba, and Joe Mayer and Donna and her husband Earl Thomas of Griswold and their children, Christy Pyatt and Vanessa Walker and Stephen Alduk and his partner Bob Stone of Griswold.
A memorial service for friends and family will be held at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, at the All Souls Unitarian Universal Church, 60 Huntington St., New London.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Heart Assoc., 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford CT 06492.
The Byles Memorial Home, 99 Huntington St., New London is in charge of the arrangements.