Francis J. "Jack" Alderman, 90, of Suffield, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Hartford Hospital. Born August 27, 1930 in New Hartford, CT the son of the late Francis R. and Adeline (Burford) Alderman, he lived in West Suffield until he joined the US Navy in 1947. In 1951, he married the late Elizabeth Osgood in Sunapee, NH. He served his country until 1957. After his discharge from the military, he worked for UPS in the Springfield Terminal until he and his family moved to Maine where he worked as a logger. In 1985, he came back to West Suffield, working as a truck driver until his retirement. Jack was a Bruins and Red Sox fan, he coached his boys in hockey when they were young, he enjoyed waterskiing and camping and most of all spending time with family and friends. Jack is survived by two children, Rodney Alderman and his wife Denise of Sidney, ME, and Cheryl Alderman of East Windsor; a brother, Wilfred "Tony" Alderman, and his wife Alice of Suffield; a sister, Louise Wilesky of Windsor Locks; six grandchildren, Randi-Lynn Alderman, Brittany McDaniel, Charlene Geer, Braden Alderman, Jack Alderman, Dale Boyce and his wife, Hope; four great grandchildren, Collin, Braxton, Alexis, and Madelyn, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 35 years, Elizabeth Osgood; a son, Randy Alderman; a sister, Dorothy Alderman and a brother, Melvin Alderman. A graveside service with military honors will be held Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 10:00 AM in West Suffield Cemetery, West Suffield, CT. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Suffield Firefighters Association, 73 Mountain Rd., Suffield, CT 06078 or to Suffield Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 642, Suffield, CT 06078. Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home has care of arrangements. To leave on-line condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com
Published by Hartford Courant on Jul. 23, 2021.