David Patrick Alston Sr.
David Patrick Alston Sr., of EWing, passed away in the Intensive Care Unit of Capital Health Medical Center on the afternoon of Nov. 14, 2013, with his family by his side.
David was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and immigrated with his father to the United States.
David graduated in 1958 from William MacFarland High School in Bordentown, NJ; was honorably discharged from the New Jersey National Guard, and proudly served with the Princeton Borough Police Department until a medical issue sidelined his career.
Affectionately known as "Officer Friendly," he was a life-long member of P.B.A. Local 130 and truly remained "a man in blue" until his final hours. He also enjoyed many years working for Firmenich, Inc. in Plainsboro, NJ, and driving his many private customers.
Predeceased by his brother, Adam, and sister, Marion, David is survived by his wife of 33 years, Susan Shields Alston; his mother-in-law, Eunice Shields; his son, David, and his wife, Debbie, and their children and his grandchildren, Amanda and Eric Alston; his daughters, Tracy Alston, and Lindsay Alston and her boyfriend, Eric Carlsson; cousins, Bobby and Karen Alston, Ed and Debbie Wroblewski, and their families, and Walter and Ginny Steen.
Following David's wishes, cremation and burial at sea will be at the family's convenience.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the M. William Murphy Funeral Home, 935 Parkway Ave., Ewing.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made either in the name of Dr. John Mondelli and Dr. John Brown of Morristown Medical Center, 100 Madison Ave., Morristown, NJ 07962 or to Dr. Stephen I. Tieku and the Intensive Care Unit of Capital Health Medical Center, One Capital Way, Pennington, NJ 08534.
Posted on 17 Nov 2013 by MFH