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.