Rochester: July 6, 2014 at age 60. Alden Borders is survived by life partner Karl Reynolds, his eight brothers and sisters and his 17 beloved nieces and nephews.
Alden attended Jewell (OR) High School, Clatsop College and the University of Oregon. He traveled widely in South America. As a writer and poet, he studied with poet Carolyn Kizer. He worked in bookstores in Seattle (Elliot Bay), Astoria and Tucson and produced radio spoken word programs for adults and children at KMUN in Astoria.
Alden relocated to Rochester, NY after connecting with his life partner, Karl Reynolds. In Rochester he worked at Outsource, a non-profit funding organization and tended his backyard gardens.
He loved a good cup of coffee, cribbage and to tell stories that made people laugh. He got a big kick out of telling you about a book you ought to read. He could be counted on to recall family and local history, names, dates and places, all verbatim. He was a very strong and private person who lived his life with dignity and strength.
About his writing, he would say he worked: “for a year or more until it is right”. To all of your beloved: Alden, you were always just right.
Services and interment held privately.
Rochester Cremation, 4044 W. Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14623, 359-2300, RochesterCremation.com