John Alden Butler
John Alden Butler
  • February 16, 1930 - January 20, 2017
  • Reston, Virginia

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John Alden Butler passed away January 20, 2017 at the age of 86.

Son of the late David F. and Gladys (Donahue) Butler, Alden was born on February 16, 1930. He was raised in Larchmont, NY and lived in several locations throughout the United States before retiring to Williamsburg, Virginia in 1994.

Alden was a resident of Poet's Walk Memory Care Community in Fredericksburg since June of 2016.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Nancy (Bucher), and his brother David.

He is survived by his second wife, JoAnn, and his four children: daughters Susan Lockard (John), Sherrie Tefft (Michael), Wendy Figueroa (Oscar), and son Thomas. He is also survived by nine grandchildren.

Alden was a 1951 graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.
Alden was an Investment Executive who started his career at Prudential Insurance Company in Newark, NJ as a Senior Investment Officer. He was Assistant Treasurer of the Texas Eastern Transmission Company in Houston TX, Vice President of the Horizon Bank in Morristown, NJ, and Senior Investment Officer at First City National Bank in Binghamton, NY. He completed his career as Senior Vice President for the Investment Department of First Colony Life Insurance Company in Lynchburg, VA.

He served on many committees during his life, including the Board of Directors for Presbyterian Homes for Atlantic City and Princeton, NJ, the Virginia Ten-Miler Corporation, the Richmond Society of Security Analysts and the Finance Analysts Federation. Alden was also active with the Meals-On-Wheels program and the Bruton Parish Episcopal Church in Williamsburg, VA
His hobbies included running marathons and ultra-marathons; he was an avid reader and a military history buff. While in retirement, he attended numerous courses through William and Mary's Christopher Wren Association.

Funeral services for Alden will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association at