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Jeffrey William (Jeff) Alden

Posted By Funeral Funeral Futurist On October 25, 2014 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | 3 Comments

Jeffrey William (Jeff) Alden, age 57, of Savannah passed away on Saturday, October 25th, 2014  at his residence.

Jeff was born on February 2, 1957 in Wilmington, North Carolina to Jean Thayer Cox Alden and John William Alden.
Preceded in death by his parents, Jeff is survived by 3 sisters, Evelyn Mills Simons and Alice Steed Alden Wright, both of Jemez Springs, New Mexico and Meredith Alden Reid of Vancouver, Washington as well as 3 nephews, 3 nieces, a great-nephew and a special friend, Betty Cosby.
Jeff graduated from Sol C. Johnson High School in 1975 and later received a Masters Degree in Nursing from Georgia Southern College.
Having served in the Navy as an Aviation Structural Mechanic from 1975 to 1979  he afterwards put that training to use at Grumman Aircraft in Savannah.
There wasn’t a whole lot of fancy stuff about Jeff.  He was a doer.  He had a strong sense of what is right and what is just plain wrong, and didn’t mind telling it.
He was a good carpenter and could fix things.  He was proudly amused with the "ride-along" he built and attached to his scooter so that his dogs could accompany him on adventures.  Way back, he and his Dad made some fine Adirondack chairs in their wood shop in Jeff’s garage.
He was a stalwart at the St. James Storytellers Group, and a friend to many of the people who attended.  He is remembered in the Waddie Welcome and the Beloved Community Story as the person holding an umbrella over Mr. Welcome at a birthday party at Jane Fishman’s house, and as the person who took his pick-up truck with Mr. Welcome’s things in the back and Mr. Welcome in the front and took Mr. Welcome home, to his house, from the nursing home.
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Condolence from Meredith Reid on November 3rd, 2014 11:17 pm

Jeff is my brother and was an arrogant pain in my backside. He was smart, quick, loud and highly opinionated. He was a graceful dancer in his teens and 20’s and he knew his stuff where it came to nursing and medicine. We may not have connected in the last years but I miss him nonetheless.

Condolence from SUSAN PEGRAM on November 4th, 2014 6:14 pm

Jeff was a kind, caring, funny, talented man. I was glad that he was a part of my life, & I miss knowing that he somewhere laughing, telling tales, singing, & generally enjoying life. He was a staunch friend to so many people in all walks of life – if you were a good person, he was there for you. He had faults, like we all do, but they seem inconsequential compared to the gifts that he shared with us all so generously. There are so many memories, I can’t put them all down. I hope that he is at peace.

Condolence from Walterreans Salley on October 30th, 2021 10:48 pm

Wow! It’s late October (30th), and it is purely circumstantial that I am just learning of Jeff’s passing. It’s unbelievable, as I hold so many fond memories of my friend. From 1998-2005, we spent much time together, as he walked with me through some difficult times. And I am better for it. Jeff was smart, and had a giving heart: we’ve exchanged many meaningful gifts. He was a good, talented nurse. And a gifted craftsman. During our time of sharing, he had one dog only – whom he loved so much. He held great compassion for disabled people, and it showed. Jeff was a fun, loving, faithful and caring friend, whom I will never-ever forget. I miss him so much. My heart is heavy and broken, having unexpectedly stumbled upon this sad news today. Heartfelt condolences to the Alden family.

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