Edward M. Alderman, (WA4PEN)

May 13, 1925February 23, 2014

Edward M. Alderman, (WA4PEN), 88, of Raleigh, NC peacefully passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2014. He was born May 13, 1925 in Leominster, MA to Edward and Nellie Alderman.

Edward proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Corp. from 1943-1946. He met the love of his life Menola “Nola” Sanford in 1945 at the USO in Wilmington. They were married on August 3, 1946 in Wilmington. Edward graduated from Elon College in 1949 and then began his career as an Educator. He worked for the State of North Carolina until his retirement in 1978.

In addition to being a lifelong Educator, Edward loved ham radio. He was one of the founding members of Raleigh Amateur Radio Society, his ham radio call sign was WA4PEN. A master mason, Edward was a 60 year member of Tabasco Lodge #271 in Gibsonville, NC, and a 50 year member and Past Patron of Millbrook Chapter #293, OES in Raleigh. Edward will be dearly missed by everyone blessed to have known him.

Edward is preceded in death by his daughter, Marcia Alderman; his sister, Eleanor Hopper and his brother, Roy Alderman.

Edward is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Nola Alderman; sons, Dr. Edward M. Alderman, Jr. and his wife Annette and Don Alderman and his wife Sheila; grandchildren, Lauren Alderman, Marshall Alderman and his fiancé Sarah, and Eddie Alderman; sister-in-law, June Alderman; niece, Debra Alderman; nephew, Roy Alderman, Jr. and other loving family members.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Rd.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. Interment services will be private at Lakeview Memorial Park in Greensboro, NC.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Masonic Home for Children in Oxford, NC, 600 College St., Oxford, NC 27565/

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  • Visitation Wednesday, February 26, 2014
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 27, 2014

Edward M. Alderman, (WA4PEN)

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Pam Layton Richardson

March 14, 2014

I found out today about Ed's death from Fred McKaig. My sincerest sympathies to each of you.

Steve Riddle

March 3, 2014

Just found out Ed had passed and am very sorry to hear it. I enjoyed working with him years ago at Aerotron. God bless you all and may His peace be with you.


February 28, 2014

I offer my sincere condolences to the family during this time of loss. may the God of all comfort contnue to be with you (2 Cor 1:3))

The Fowlers

February 27, 2014

Willis and I will keep you in our prayers. Ed was such a special person
to everyone who knew him. He was "her
secretary" to Nola! His writings are
also special and carry messages. Things
will get better. Love,
Anne and Willis Fowler

February 27, 2014

May the Peace of God be with you during your time of sorrow. May the memories that you hold dear help to sustain you in your time of sorrow.

Ruthanne Rhodes

February 27, 2014

Wish I could be with you all. I love you so much. I dreamed last night I was at your house...Billy was there, too. We'll be with you in spirit. Love, Ruthanne


February 27, 2014

So sorry for your loss. The family is in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless!

Sharon Smith

February 27, 2014

We are praying for you and your family during this time. We extend our condolences and sincere sympathy.... your loved one will be missed by those who knew him and our hearts go out to you all. May God's peace and comfort surround you during this time. (Tom & Sharon Smith)

Debbie Alderman Alderman

February 26, 2014

To My Dearest Family, I will be with you in my heart & soul tonight and tomorrow and my thoughts and prayers are with you! What a wonderful accounting of Uncle Ed's life. Dearest Uncle Ed, you will be sorely missed in my life; but your memories will last me the rest of my life! love, Debbie A.

February 25, 2014

To the Aldermans....peace and prayers for you all.
Bob Martin