John D. Alden

John D. Alden, 84, of Williamsburg, passed away on January 7, 2014. He worked as an Engineer at the Newport News Ship building and Dry Dock Co. John graduated from VA Tech in 1959 and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. During his time in the service, he was a P.O.W., and escaped from captors in transit to P.O.W. camp. John is survived by his wife, Audrey Alden and his daughter, Suellen Torregrosa. A visitation will be held on Friday, January 10, from 2-4pm at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, VA. Online condolences may be offered at

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Nelsen Funeral Home - Williamsburg
3785 Strawberry Plains Rd. Williamsburg, VA 23188
(757) 565-1141

Published in Virginia Gazette from Jan. 11 to Jan. 18, 2014