Alden William Long
Duggan's Serra Mortuary
500 Westlake Avenue
Daly City, CA
Alden William Long Joined his beloved family and friends in Heaven on Sunday, September 2, 2007 after spending the weekend cruising his boat "A Long Time" on the Delta. Alden was born in San Francisco to Henry and Johanna Long on June 26, 1937. He moved to San Mateo at the age of 4 where he lived until moving to Vacaville in 1999. He attended San Mateo grade and middle schools. He graduated from San Mateo High in 1955 where he played football for the "famous" San Mateo Bearcats where he was known as "The Rock." Upon graduation from San Jose State in 1959 he joined his father Henry in their Insurance Brokerage Stephens and Long, located in San Francisco. Alden was a well known figure on Geary Blvd. as he continued to run the brokerage that was established in 1925, until his death. Alden was a long time member of the San Francisco Olympic Club and was a season ticket holder and loyal San Francisco 49ers fan for over 40 years. In 1962 he married the love of his life Judith Anderson in Burlingame. They raised five children who were the pride of his life. He is preceded in death by his son Jeffrey in 1983 and leaves behind his wife of 45 years; sons, Scot and Yale; daughters, Anastasia Chase and Corinne Posey; eight grandchildren, Christopher, Katharine, Nichole, Mason, Chanelle, Carson, Hanna, Zachary; great granddaughter, Haley; nieces, Belle, Suzi, Cindy; and nephew, Andy. Alden loved life and all those he knew. He was a man of integrity, honesty, and passionately devoted to family. If he was talking to you he made you feel as if there was nothing more important that he could be doing. To the Great "Aldini" we will miss your jokes, stories and wonderful toasts. You were the best husband, father, friend and POP POP; we will miss you always! Family and friends are welcome to pay their respects Thursday, Sept. 6th, 3:00-9:00 pm and attend Funeral Services on Friday, Sept. 7th, 11:00 am at DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY, 500 Westlake Ave., Daly City. There will be a celebration of Alden's life afterwards at Bucky's Place. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Children's Home Society.
Published by San Francisco Chronicle from Sep. 6 to Sep. 7, 2007.
No memorial events are currently scheduled.
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Sponsored by Judith L Long.
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the funeral was very nice... we had the viewing on 9-6-07 and the funeral and party on 9-7-07... when i saw my hero getting lifted down into the hole my body just shut down..i bursted into tears and said God please watch over him...While sitting next to my grandma who was keeping strong and doing better then i asssumed she would... i feel like since this happend my life has turned into a whole new chapter book.. and i just finished chapter 1.... when i went up to view him with my grandma i said that is not my grandpa lying there eyes closed , no it wasnt, where is the energetic grandpa that went to 49er games to his boat..well it was not going to happen again it was over... after the funeral we had a party at my grandpas best friend that he grew up with, by the name of bucky. the reasturant by the name of buckys cocktail lounge... i will never forget him and will take a long time to heal.. he was buuried right next to my dads brother my grandpas son. who passed away in his twenties trying to save a head on collision with two cars, when a drunk driver came 100 mph and hit it said on my uncle jeffs grave stone (dads bro. grandpas son) "a long life may not be good enough but a good life is long enough (ben franklin)". i love you grandpa (poppy) and will come to visit you at the cemitary soon...with all love and commpasion, i know you are watching me write this i love you and you will always be with me.
carson long
March 2, 2008
Hey poppy we were all talking about you at the table tonight and being so thankful for all the memmories that you left us. we miss you so much and everyone is thinking of you and loves you so much. AND we were practicing CARTOON kisses with haelee, she loves them, so well be sure to carry on the tradition.

WE all love you so very much, noodles, mason, stacee, ed, chris, megan, haelee, chanelle, cannon. and the rest of the family
Mason Chase
November 22, 2007
We were very sorry to hear of Alden's passing. He was a truly great person, and we enjoyed working with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Sonia Gonzales and Robert Aquino
American E&S Insurance Brokers
Sonia Gonzales
September 26, 2007
Dearest Judy & Family
We send you our deepest sympathy over the loss of your love one and our devoted cousin. We will miss his funny jokes and great laughter. Our prayers are with you always.
Virginia & Charles Bloat
September 10, 2007
Judy and family: Please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss and the loss of my cousin. We all will miss him.
Marilyn & Lee Daniels
September 7, 2007
Dearest Judy and Family,
I am so sad for your loss but glad to know your are celebrating Alden's life and memories. His love for you all is unending and he'll be with you in your hearts forever. May God ease your pain and comfort you in the days ahead.
I love you all and will be in touch soon.
Jan Laskelle
September 7, 2007
Dear Judy,

My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. I think you know how I enjoyed my many opportunities to work with Alden over the years.

Please know that he will be missed
even here, so far away.
September 7, 2007
We were so sorry to read of Alden's death. We met you thru Dave and Arlene and had many good times with you in Disco Bay and houseboating at Shasta. Just 2 days ago, I came across a clue in the Crossword Puzzle in the SF Chron which was KEMO __ and thought of Alden and Dave. Would love to hear from you, Judy and Arlene. Sharon and Al Soto
Al Soto
September 7, 2007
Dear Judy and family,
Alden was one of the first people I met at the Delta. Lou and I enjoyed his jokes and his beautiful smile. I will never forgot the 4th of July when we were all cleaning up the boat after the rat infestation! I feel very honored to have met such a fine man and good friend. Blessings to you all.
Pat Rott
September 7, 2007
Please know how very sorry we are to hear of the loss of your beloved husband. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Susan Banks
September 7, 2007
36 years ago I met my best friend but it was a package deal and Alden became my friend too. He had the knack to make me laugh no matter what. He had that unique quality of listening and knowing just what to say. I miss you "coffee-ing" my hair. I'll miss you...till I see you again.

Love always,
Sharon Yurick
September 6, 2007
Yes, we will miss you in the Insurance Community of San Francisco. You were quite a guy and you made every Underwriter feel special.
Bob Bialon
September 6, 2007
Dear Judy,and Family,
Alden was a great friend and so kind to my family and me.I will always remember the fun we had at the party's
Alden was one of John favorite cousins.
Love, Gail
Gail Petty
September 6, 2007
I am so sorry for your loss. Alden was such a great guy. Always came into the office with a wonderful smile and greated everyone. We will truly miss him.

Universal Environmental
Sandra Stanford
September 6, 2007
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