John B. Alder, 78, a longtime resident of Fox, Alaska, died at home with loved ones Thursday, June 23, 2022. He is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Ella, beautiful -daughter Vanessa Baker Hendrix, granddaughter Brianna Hendrix and great-grandson, Cyrus, all of Fox, Alaska, grandchildren Justin (Brittany) Baker, Lori (JD) Seamon, Charla Baker and Tera (James) Cleric, numerous great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; sisters Jane (Bill) Dinsmoor, of Woody Creek, CO, and Margaret Brunyansky of North Canton, OH, brother Robert (Angela) Alder of North Canton, OH; nephews and nieces, Erin Dinsmoor of Honolulu, HI, Robin Eaves of Canton, OH, Dale Eaves of Massillon, OH, Jonathan (Sharon) Eaves Xifteris of Brooklyn, NY, Julie Alder Lewis of Charlotte, NC, Ryan (Mariya) Alder of Grass Valley, CA, Mari Lyn of Minerva, OH, and 10 grandnephews and nieces. John’s parents, Bradbury C and Eleanor Alder, of Massillon, Ohio, predeceased him, as did his younger brothers, Jim, also of Massillon, and Gene, of Aspen, CO, and son-in-law Terry Baker, of Fairbanks, AK.
John was born in Omaha, Nebraska, but lived much of his youth in Massillon, Ohio. He graduated from Massillon Washington High School in 1962 where he was a member of the swim team and the Massillon Tiger Swing Band. He attended Ohio State University and then enlisted in the United States Army, which eventually took him to Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks. The rest is history, as they say. There he met, married and merged families with Ella Mae Baker in 1978. He worked for many years for Alaska MusicVend Alaska, enjoying the multitude of friends his work brought him. Like his father, he loved fishing, nature, philately and numismatics, but above all, spending time with his family and friends gave him his finest hours.
No memorial service will be held. In memory of John, donations may be made to The Myositis Association, 6950 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 370, Columbia, MD 21046.
Posted on July 07, 2022
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