Alden Arthur Vierow


Alden Arthur Vierow was called to his Lord February 20, 2021.

He was born February 18, 1926, in Rome, NY, the son of William J. and Zilla Thayer Vierow.

He graduated from Verona High School in 1942. He was a life-time member of The Verona Seventh Day Baptist Church, and at the time of his death he was the oldest member of the church. He held many positions including Deacon, Trustee and taught Sabbath School for many years.

He taught religion for 20 years at Mid-State Correctional Facility, and was the President and Volunteer of the New Union Cemetery Association for many years.

He also was a Coach for the Oneida Castle Little League.

He was employed at Rome Cable Corp. for 37 years, retiring in 1987.

In July 1947, Alden married Jean Sholtz, a marriage of 20 years. On February 1, 1970, he married Phyllis Ferguson in Verona. A loving union lasting 47 years until Phyllis’s passing in 2017.

After Alden’s retirement, he and Phyllis spent summers in Whitesboro and winters in Crystal River, Florida, for 20 years.

Surviving children are Gerald (Marsha) Vierow of Sherrill, Kathy (Mark) Wood of Oneida, Linda (Frank) Calenzo of New Hartford and Deb (Mickey) Poirier of Whitesboro; grandchildren are Michelle Caswell, Morgen Vierow, Tracy (Todd) Merrell, Matt (Kalle) Wood, Kristen (Scott) Godkin, Stacey Jones, Mark, Kevin and Christopher Calenzo; and great-grandchildren are Kaylee, Jacob Caswell, Ethan Vierow, Ashley, Eric, Evan, Allison, and Will Merrell, Cloey and Sophie Wood, Spencer and Delaney Godkin, Kaitlyn Jones.

He will be remembered most by his grandchildren for one that was always ready for a game of catch or a pick-up game of whiffle ball. He spent many hours in the swimming pool with the kids.

He is also known as a great home-made ice cream maker. Many gallons were made at family gatherings.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at The Verona Seventh Day Baptist Church, Churchville, NY, with Pastor Stephen James officiating. Calling hours will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the church. Anyone wishing to attend is required to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Spring interment will be in New Union Cemetery, Verona Mills, NY. Arrangements are entrusted to the Prince-Boyd & Hyatt Home For Funerals, Inc., 210 W. Court St., Rome.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Seventh Day Baptist Church.

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