Edward A. Colden, 91 of Virginia Beach passed away peacefully on November 18, 2022. Born in Portsmouth, Va he was the son of George E. Colden and Margaret Colden Lomick. He was predeceased by his first wife Naomi P. Colden, a sister Alice Colden and his daughter Alexcia Colden. He is survived by his wife Eva BakerColden; daughters Jacqueline Thweatt and Margaret Colden and sons Edward Colden and Daniel Curry; grandchildren Travis Stanfield, Amanda Stanfield, Zachery Thweatt, Ariel Thweatt, Sean Colden, Trevor Colden, and KeKoa Colden. He is also survived by sister Fratius Johnson, brother George H. Colden and many nieces, nephews and his Cardio Rehab family.
After graduating from I.C.Norcum High School Ed entered the US Air Force and made a career as a medical tech. He worked at the 3450th and the 7100th USAF hospitals. He was with the 820 Medical Group (SAC), the 375th Aeromedical Airlift Wing/11th Aeromedical Airlift Squadron (MAC) from Scott AFB with the DC 9 Nightingale. He retired as a MSGT. After military service he obtained a BS degree in biology from Norfolk State University and worked at Sears in major appliances until he retired after 26 years.
Ed truly enjoyed life by being a connoisseur of soup and a music aficionado. His days at Cardio Rehab were always filled with music and lots of singing.
The family would like to thank Dr. Mary Baker, Dr. Gunawardena, Dr. Gottimukkala and Dr. Leilanie Gonzalez for truly caring and being interested in Ed’s health throughout the years.
Viewing will be held Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022 between 4 – 6 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home Southside Chapel on Rouse Dr in Virginia Beach. A funeral service will be held on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022 at 11 am at Altmeyer. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens with full military honors. A reception will be held back at Altmeyer after the burial.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or to the
Food bank of SE Virginia PO Box 1940 Norfolk, Va 23501.