Frank N. Worden
Commander, United States Navy
Frank Newell Worden, 79, a retired Navy Commander who also was a business consultant and musician, died July 18, 2001, at DeWitt Army Hospital at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, of complications related to a stroke.
Commander Worden, who lived in Alexandria, Virginia, was born in Friendship, New York. He began his Navy career in 1939 as an enlisted man and musician. He was a trumpeter in a Navy band stationed at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked on December 7, 1941, bringing the United States into World War II. While serving in the Navy, he graduated from the University of Michigan and received master's degrees in business from Harvard and George Washington universities.
He was assigned in the Philippines before settling in the Washington area in 1962.
He retired from the Navy in 1965.
In retirement, he served on the business faculties
of George Washington University and Northern Virginia Community College,
co-directed a business training institute, served as vice president for
economic development for the Alexandria Chamber of
He also organized and played in the Mount Vernon swing band.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Nancy Jane of Alexandria; two children, Jon Marsh Worden of Richmond and Jane Newell Shepherd of Nokesville, Virginia; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
A son, James Carlisle Worden, died in infancy
WORDEN, FRANK N
CDR US NAVY
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 10/30/1945 - 08/31/1965
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/14/1921
DATE OF DEATH: 07/18/2001
DATE OF INTERMENT: 07/18/2002
BURIED AT: SECTION 6-Z ROW 5 SITE 3
Posted: 11 July 2004