Timothy W. Alderson

March 16, 1948April 18, 2012

Timothy Warren Alderson died on April 18 at age 64 at his home in Youngsville. He was born March 16, 1948 in Charleston, West Virginia where he attended public schools and graduated from Morris Harvey College. He was honorably discharged after service in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam veteran. He moved to Raleigh with his family in 1980 and then to Youngsville in 2004. He was employed in the electronics field in management and sales for many years. At his death he was employed by Cartwright and Bean, Inc. as an electronics manufacturer’s representative. Tim is survived by three sons, James Warren Alderson, Patrick Andrew Alderson and Lee Matthews Alderson, all of Raleigh; by daughters in law Elizabeth and Erin Alderson; by grandchildren Grace Elizabeth and James Hall Alderson, whom he adored above all as their PePaw; by brothers Chris, David, Larry and Todd Alderson, and sister Mary Beth Davis; by sisters in law Margie, Mary and Jeannie Alderson; by step mother Martha “Marty” Alderson; and by his many nieces and nephews. A memorial service celebrating Tim’s life will be held on Monday, April 23rd, at 3:00 PM, at Millbrook United Methodist in Raleigh. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the SPCA or any animal rescue organization. Share your condolences at


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Claudia Kingston(Graham)Fitzgerald

May 7, 2012

I am so saddened by the news of the untimely death of Tim. I have so many great memories of Tim from many years ago when Jay, Patrick and Lee were small. He was a great father and loved his family dearly. I often thought of him and his kindness to me. I know his family will miss him and I hope you are all comforted by the many great memories. Rest In Peace Tim.

Ken Jacobson

April 30, 2012

He always made me laugh when we would talk about the "good old days" in the Carolinas electronics industry --- he knew everyone and would have a great story to go along with the chat. The loss indeed leaves a big void in the local community. We will miss him.

Jeramie Dreyfuss

April 26, 2012

I had a different name at George Washington High School in Charleston, West Virginia. I was Sue Davis, then. Many years ago. Tim was so wonderful, and kind, and funny and I am so sorry to hear that he has passed. Such a lovely person and my prayers go out to his family. I am now Jeramie Rain Dreyfuss and live in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Jennie Holz Isner

April 25, 2012

Reading all of the tributes to Tim reinforces how blessed we all are to have known and shared a part of his life. I have so many fond, funny memories of our times in school together. Tim always had a smile on his face and something fun planned. Hold tight to your memories and may they console you and comfort you. May God's grace be with the Alderson family, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ann Walker

April 25, 2012

I was so saddened to hear the news of Tim's passing. My memories go back to 1st Presby kindergarten and Churchill Drive and later to John Adams and GW. Really a terrific person, friend to all and had such a great outlook on everything..smiling, laughing and making everyone around him feel good. It seems that those traits carried through to his adult years and professional life. So glad to have seen him at our last GW reunion. May wonderful memories bring some comfort at this difficult time.

Rodney Segraves

April 24, 2012

I am honored to have known Tim. I always enjoyed hearing him talk about the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Bill Dobbs

April 24, 2012

Tim was a wonderful highschool friend - funny, self deprecating, open-hearted, welcoming, easy to be around. He was a groomsman in my wedding, and I will always remember him as a great guy, whom we always counted on to make things fun. He was the "glue" that kept our group together. He'd pick us all up in a brand new Cadillac loaned by his Dad, and we'd feel like kings driving around town. Other times he'd pick us up in an old Plymouth nicknamed "Ashtabula" and we'd have just as much fun. I drank my first illicit beer in his car. For me, Tim's passing is the end of an era. My condolences to Tim's family for the loss of this wonderful man.

Jeff Shaner

April 24, 2012

Tim was a longtime friend and business associate and a huge loss to all of us who had the pleasure to know him. Our connection to WV and Arrow electronics brought us together. We shared many good laughs and a few cold ones over the years. You are missed my friend!

Cindy Burke Krainiak

April 24, 2012

We've lost not only a great colleague in the electronics industry, but a true friend. Tim was always happy and truly loved life. More than anything, he loved his family. Everytime we talked, he couldn't wait to update me on his sons. He loved you guys so very much. I'll never forget his smile the first time he showed me the grandbaby pictures. He was getting to babysit later that evening and was so excited. He was a very proud Pepaw. We will miss you Tim. Thank you for all the years of laughter and smiles.

To the Alderson family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

April 24, 2012

Tim and I were constantly together during our year and a half at George Washington High School in Charleston, WV... From Large Group Instruction to graduation... Alderson-Allison... we were alphabetically connected! Tim was a nice guy. I pray that God will comfort your family during this time of sorrow.

Julia Allison Sheets