Alden Barker Hall, Jr.

alden hall, jr.
Alden Barker Hall Jr. age 58, of Hamden, passed away on Friday, June 12, 2015 at St. Raphael's Hospital in New Haven. He was surrounded by his girls, wife Pamela Malley Hall and daughters Patricia Michelle Hall, of Hamden and Allison Brooke Hall of Boston. He was born in New York City, New York on June 26, 1956 a son of the late Alden B. Hall, MD & Audrey Schramm Hall and grew up in Freedon Township, New Jersey. He attended The Governor's School and graduated Blair Academy in 1974. Alden obtained his Bachelor's Degree at Washington University in St. Louis, where he met the love of his life, Pamela. He then earned his JD from Quinnipiac University School of Law. His was a life far too short, but one that touched so many in ways that will live on in them and through them. During his 25 years as an educator, currently at St. Bernadette's School, he was named to Who's Who Among American High School Teachers multiple times and many of his students refer to him as the best teacher they have ever had. He is also survived by his sister, Jeanne Hall Fey, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; his brother, Benjamin Lang Hall. of Blairstown, New Jersey; his uncle Charles Tad Hall of Orange City, Florida; nieces Laura Phillips Ward, Wendy Phillips Fisher and Kimberly Wedderburn and his nephew Sean W. Phillips. Friends may visit with his family at Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden on Wednesday, June 17th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and may attend his Funeral Service on Thursday at 10:00 AM in Christ Lutheran Church, 600 Shepard Ave. Hamden. Burial will follow in Whitneyville Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to St. Bernadette's School, 20 Burr St, East Haven, CT 06512 or to Christ Lutheran Church, 600 Shepard Ave, Hamden, CT 06514.

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  1. Alden was a friend of mine at Blair. He was quiet, kind, funny, and warm. A smart kid and a deep thinker. Of all these attributes, though, the one that keeps coming to the forefront is his kindness. I am very sad to hear of his passing, and although you don’t know me, I send my condolences to his family. May you find blessings in your memories.

  2. I met Mr. Hall during my son first years at CLA. He was a great man. I remember sharing some french treats with him. He helped me every morning teaching my son how to properly greet a person day after day after day and when my son finally shook his hand, looked at him in the eyes and said good morning Mr. Hall without being reminded to do so, he rewarded me with a .good job mom.. Prayers to his family which he was so proud of.

  3. Im just at a loss for words. Mr. Hall was a great man and the best teacher. My prayers are with his family. <3

  4. Mr. Hall, as I will always remember him was my teacher when I was in 9th grade. He was kind, considerate, easy-going. This is very sad news. My prayers are with Mrs. Hall and family.

    Debbie Bishay

    Orange County, CA

  5. Our prayers are with you, Pam, Patti, and Allison. Alden touched so many people’s lives as he devoted his life to teaching and mentoring. I am so glad to have our paths cross several times through the years, most recently at CLA. Joan and Alan Freeman

  6. So sorry to the family for Alden I know is a great loss to so many! Alden taught my daughter algebra. At New Hope Christian Academy! My daughter Amy Stevens was a straight A student except in math! She was grateful to have Mr. Hall be her teacher in a subject she struggled with! He was and still is her favorite teacher! When I had a conference with him about Amy’s concern he assured me that she was one of his top 5 students! Praying for comfort and the Lord’s peace and love surround you all as you go through this time of great loss in your lives!

    A sister in Christ,


  7. There are no words to take away your pain Pam, Patty, and Allison. During those years of dance, he made an impression on me and Stacey by just being the nicest guy you would ever want to meet. He made everyone feel like they were a part of the .family. there. My heart and prayers go out to all of you that you will take one day at a time and find comfort in his memories.

    Rosella and Dave Crowley

  8. Was one of my favorite teachers through my schooling and a good man and example. Really sad to see him go but glad to know he’s with the Lord. Praying for the family.

  9. We are so sorry for the passing of Alden. Our son passed away last week and every teacher he ever had came to the service, except for one, his favorite teacher, Alden. We mentioned it in at the service and now we know why. Our hearts are saddened at his passing and we have are keeping the whole family in our prayers. John & Debi Newton

  10. My boys and I are deeply saddened by the loss of Mr. Hall. He was such a warm, caring person who will be missed at Saint Bernadette School. My son’s had him for Math and home room. My deepest condolences go out to his wife, daughters and family. So very sorry. May God give you the strength to cope with your loss. Our prayers are with you. God bless. Kristy, Matthew & Dawson Nagy

  11. Pam Allison and Patty and other members of the whole family my deepest condolencesI remember all the good times we all had the dancing family and Gloria Jean studio. My Alden rest in peace in the lords kingdom. The wojcik,smith family. Caitlyn meme and nana to

  12. Pam, Allison and Patty, my deepest condolences to you all on your loss. Alden was one of the best that I have ever known. His kind, quiet demeanor met so much to so many. Thank you Alden for having been a friend.

  13. Pam, Allison and Patty, Our deepest condolences for your loss. We always enjoyed the time we spent with Alden. May he rest in peace in our Lord’s Kingdom.

  14. The Halls were one of the first families I met when I moved to Eaton Woods 10 years ago. I always enjoyed my chats with Alden; he was so friendly and such a good neighbor. The news of his death is a tremendous shock. Pam, Allison, and Patty, please know that you are all in my thoughts and I am sharing your sorrow.

  15. To the the family,

    Your dad was one of the most generous people that I have met in some time. He was a gracious person who was so devoted to his girls and wife. My family reminisced about the days when my daugthter Jade and the girls would meet up at dance competitions. He was instrumental in keeping LWCA going through support of the golf tournament, the students and the faculty. We have all lost a very great person!

  16. Dear Pam, Allison, and Patty, please know that our hearts and prayers are with you. We were saddened to hear about your loss. .Mr. Hall. was a man of character and integrity and was always gentle and kind. He exuded the fruit of the spirit. We will always have the fondest memories of him at LWCA. He touched many lives, including ours, and his heritage lives on through the beautiful Hall girls. It’s hard to find words. I know the Lord will give you comfort until the day you are all reunited in glory.

    With love,

    The Snyders

  17. Dear Pam–I am so sorry to learn about your tragic loss– What a shock! Your courage and grace at the reunion events are inspiring and I have been thinking of you often since then, wishing and praying for strength for you to make it through this difficult time with your two daughters. I know that you will–you have always been someone who showed these wonderful qualities ever since I first met you at DPH. I can see from the many, many messages that your husband must have been an amazing person–please accept my deepest sympathy and kindest condolences for your sudden loss. Lots of Love, Greta.

  18. We will miss Mr. Hall. He was such a great man, with such a positive attitude, while taking such a difficult path in life….. My oldest daughter Emma, had Mr. Hall for home room and math…at Saint Bernadette….she told me that he would tell funny stories…and that he was very nice….he was so kind to Emma and so proud of her….it breaks my heart to see my daughter experience this loss….she is sad….and so are we. God bless Mr. Hall and his family….I pray that his family has the strength they need to get through this. With much love, Michael, Rachel, Emma and Riley Winston

  19. Dear Pam Allison and patty I’m so sorry for your loss Aden was a great man I was so shock to hear. My prayers are with you.

  20. Dear Pam and Girls

    Your husband and dad was the greatest man we have ever known. He will be greatly missed. Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. But remember he is now partying with the best. And will be awaiting for you to join him. Love always The Roy’s

  21. Pam, Allison and Patty- I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband and father. The world has lost a wise teacher, a great friend and just a wonderful human being; but Heaven has gained a great angel. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family. He will be missed.

    Aimee Gross

  22. To Pam, Allie, and Patty: Our thoughts and prayers are will you during

    this sad time. May the coming days bring you comfort and peace. XOXO The

    O’Connell Family

    In the Next Room

    Death is nothing at all:

    I have only slipped away into the next room.

    I am I and you are you;

    Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.

    Call me by my old familiar name.

    Speak to me in the easy way which you always used.

    Put no difference in your tone:

    Wear no forced air or solemnity or sorrow.

    Laugh as we always laughed at the

    little jokes we enjoyed together.

    Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.

    Why should I be out of mind

    because I am out of sight?

    I am but waiting for you, for an interval,

    somewhere very near,

    Just around the corner. All is well.

    -Canon Henry Scott Holland

  23. Dear Pam, Allison, and Patty, We was just heard our guest told Us bad

    news,We was so shock to hear ,still do not believe this is true, We

    were saddened to hear about your loss,He was such a great man he was

    great husband and great father, Alden was one of the best that we have

    ever known. we thoughts and prayers are will you during this sad time.

    May the coming days bring you comfort and peace.


  24. My sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Hall. Truly he touched the lives of many. Although your hearts are saddened, please remember that you are not alone. Psalm 46:1 says, God is a refuge and strength, a hope that is readily found in times of distress.. Pray to him for strength to cope with this loss.

    Weep to him when the words are few. He will really help you.

    (Isaiah 12:2; Isaiah 1:10)

  25. Pam, Allison and Patty- our thoughts and prayers are will you during

    this difficult time. We will never forget all the wonderful conversations used to have. He will truly be missed.

    Lyn and Michael

  26. I was just posting on Face Book about the summer that Aldi worked for me at Loth Lea Farms. He was one of three youngsters that made hay, cleaned out our horse barn, and did odd jobs around the farm. The old saying goes, one boy works, two boys are double trouble, and three boys are half a man….Well the hi-jinks kept me hopping. I remember watching from my farm window and seeing two boys tearing out of the barn with Aldi in hot pursuit. It turned out that he was driving the farm tractor front end loader (loaded with manure) out of the barn and the other two miscreants were above in the hayloft. When he got right under the hay drop opening, they dive bombed him with water balloons! I saw the results as Aldi was chasing them down. He was a super person and I am so sorry that he is no longer with us. My heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends who knew him these many years. May you find comfort in knowing that he was one of a kind.

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