John D. Alden

February 10, 1929January 7, 2014

John D. Alden, 84, of Williamsburg, passed away on January 7, 2014. He worked as an Engineer at the Newport News Ship building and Dry Dock Co. John graduated from VA Tech in 1959 and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. During his time in the service, he was a P.O.W., and escaped from captors in transit to P.O.W. camp. John is survived by his wife, Audrey Alden and his daughter, Suellen Torregrosa. A visitation will be held on Friday, January 10, from 2-4pm at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, VA. Online condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Friday, January 10, 2014

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Martha Grinnan

January 15, 2014

So sorry to learn of the passing of Mr. Rogers. Thank you for fighting in two 'wars' and putting your life on the line for our country. We can never show enough appreciation for your actions. You were a brave warrior. May G-D bless you and keep you near. My condolences to your family from a grateful nation.
Martha Grinnan (Vestavia Hills, AL)

January 10, 2014

Mrs. Alden, John Alden was my first boss and I have nothing but fond memories of that time. I have often wondered about him since he retired. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Sami Jordan (Cox)

Marvin Hoffler

January 10, 2014

Many memories when working with John, especially acoustic trials on submarines. Great boss and mentor.
John taught me the joys about vacationing at Outer Banks. My prayers will be with his family at this time.

David Faith

January 9, 2014

Audrey, John was a friend & a gentlemen and appreciated by all of us "Hardee's Boys"! He certainly will be missed by many! May God bring you & your family comfort & peace.

Ashby & Carolyn Baum

January 9, 2014

So sorry to hear of John's death. Our hearts and prayers are with you. Much love

Roger&Bea Furgurson

January 9, 2014

Audrey and Suellen, I had trouble believing this when read!
We will be seeing you but would like to help if you need us!

Bea and Roger Furgurson
Williamsburg, VA

Elizabeth Alden

January 9, 2014

Dearest Audrey and Suellen,
My heart breaks for you. Uncle John was such a kind, caring person. He always had a smile for everyone and usually a funny story to go with it. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Much Love and Hugs, Beth