of Kirkwood, N.Y. — (Manager of Building Maintenance)
James Kenneth Alden passed away November 11, 2008. He was born July 10, 1927, to Kenneth James Alden and Beatrice Alden in Binghamton, N.Y. James is survived by and will be dearly missed by his son, James William Alden; and wife, Anne, Fort Mill, S.C.; two grandchildren, Amy Alden Donnelly, husband John, Edgewater, Md., and Todd James Alden, wife Marlene, Davidson, N.C.; four great-grandchildren, Elle Maria Donnelly, Kelsea Marin Donnelly, Christopher James Alden, and Rocco James Alden; a sister, Pat Harvie, Cheyenne Wells, Colo.; and brother, Alanson Alden, Calif. He was of veteran of WWII, serving in the US Navy. James was a life member of both the American Legion Post 357, Hallstead, Pa., and the VFW Post 6223, Great Bend, Pa. James was manager of building maintenance at Link Aviation, Kirkwood, N.Y. until his retirement in 1993. He enjoyed his family and a good game of pool.
At James' request services will be private. Donation can be made to the American Cancer Society. Dad, I love you and will miss you. Arrangements are by the Thomas J. Shea Funeral Home, Inc., 137 Robinson Street, Binghamton, New York.
of Johnson City
Marion B. (Opeka) Orzel, 92, of Johnson City, went to be with the Lord Sunday evening, November 9, 2008, at the Susquehanna Nursing Center. She was predeceased by her two husbands, Paul C. Opeka and Stanley J. Orzel; a son, Paul S. Opeka; two grandchildren, Michelene and Paul Opeka; a great-granddaughter, Taryn C. Russo; also four brothers, Maurice, Patrick, Benjamin and Jim Largey; one sister, Alice Emert. She was born November 1, 1916 in St. Mary's, Pa., the daughter of the late John and Barbara (Schauer) Largey. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Gertrude and Phillip Mahan, Fla., Mary Ann and Willard Lamphere, Sandy Creek, N.Y.; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert J. and Karen Opeka, Johnson City; a daughter-in-law, Edwina (Lou) Opeka, Johnson City; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; and a dear friend, Marie Kariam, Johnson City. She was a member of St. James Church, Johnson City. She was a former employee of the Endicott Johnson Corporation, Singer-Link, and Stow Manufacturing.
Funeral services will be held at the J.F. Rice Funeral Home, Inc., 150 Main St., Johnson City, Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. at St. James Church where a Funeral Mass will be offered. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of services. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to the St. James Church Memorial Fund, 147 Main St., Johnson City, N.Y. 13790, in Marion B. (Opeka) Orzel's memory.