Thinking of you tonight. I can still see that smile of yours and I can still hear your laugh. It stays with me all these years later. I like that.
We celebrated your life this weekend. Thinking about you always.
I never read anything he wrote until after he passed. Thankfully the internet never forgets, and he wisdom, words and personality will remain.
I was just thinking about you Steve. You were one of a kind.
I will always remember Steve. I have been looking for him for years now. I remember nights in Blacksburg with Steve and John Serumgard talking for hours about life. Steve I will keep your memory with me always.
Talking with an old LB friend I became aware of Steve's passing. I can't believe it. I can clearly see us going to parties when we were 17/18 and hanging out talking for hours...I am so sorry for the loss, especially for those who were close to him in recent years.
I just recently learned of Steves death, and it saddened me to know that Steve was no longer with us. When i remember Steve i remember the days at Burke Lake, i remember the days at Lake Braddock and i remember his genuine kindness. The world lost a great person when Steve passed, and that initself is truly a tragedy. My heart goes out to not only his family but to his many,many friends. I will never forget!
all i can say is RIP brother
very sorry to hear about it
prayers with the family
I just learned of your passing today, Steve, at which point a rush of memories were triggered from days I haven't considered for far too long. This guest book is an amazing tribute to you and your family, especially your parents to whom I send my most heartfelt condolences. I treasure our friendship and time together, and will never forget your lust for life. Thank you, my brother.
I just read today of Steve's passing. I haven't seen him in almost 15 years and still I feel a great sense of loss. My memories of Steve from college are of a loyal friend who was afraid of nothing. His grin would light up the room. I was hoping to catch up with him at some future fraternity event. Sadly that will never be. Steve will be sorely missed. In Zax.
My condolences out to his family and loved ones. People should never be taken early from our planet. Time is too precious.
R.I.P~His time was oh to soon.
May God welcome you with open arms
A truly great man - a horrible loss at such a young age.
You will be in my prayers tonight.
I think about Steve and the Ackermans so often and hope they are finding some comfort reading the pages and pages of comments from all the people who have been touched by knowing Steve. It's been nice to read a new guestbook entry and know that he is not forgotten and never far from our thoughts.
All my best to Steve's family and friends!
R.I.P. bro, you went to a better place. My heart goes out to his family, and I am praying for you all!
Rip bro, train in heaven because there will be no physical limits.
R.I.P man I did not know.
Just heard about Steve, really sorry sad to hear. He was a genuinely good guy. My condolences
I had just got word of Steve's passing this week and I wanted to express my deepest condolences. Steve was the very first boy to ask me to dance at the 7/8th grade dance at Lake Braddock, and it still makes me smile thinking about it, today. From reading this guest book, it is so clear to me that Steve has deeply touched so many people. I pray Steve's family and friends find great comfort from the Lord during this heart wrenching time.
My sympathies go out to the family and all of Steve's friends. Although I went to high school and college with Steve, we were only friends during the last year at VT. Our friendship at that time meant alot - he was a great guy!
RIP Steve, you will be missed
Rest in peace brother. So sad to see you leave us at such an early age. There was so much to share still.
My deepest sympathies to you and your family. God bless you.
May you rest in peace man.
Steve was one of the most heads up, coolest guys from Burke in our era. A shining star and great friend to all of us. He will live on forever in our hearts. God bless his soul and his family.
To the Ackerman Family and Friends:
I recently heard the news of your loss, and you have my deepest sympathies. While it has been many, many years and many life experiences since I have seen or spoken to Steve, it’s difficult not to be transported back 25 years to Ravensworth and then to Lake Braddock. The times shared growing up in the middle of Burke was both precious and priceless and Steve only added to the experience. His passing leaves not just a loss of words, but a plethora of wonderful memories and cherished moments in which he will live on.
All my best to you and yours during this difficult time.
We are really going to miss him. His life improved many others.
R.I,P. Prayers for you and yours.
Steve's passion for life and thirst for knowledge was really exciting to watch and to participate. His parents should be very proud of whom they raised - someone admired by hundreds for his spirit, intellect, and fortitude. We had alot of fun.
There is one less kind smile in the world today. I am so sorry for your loss. I have such happy memories of Steve, I will hold them close to my heart.
Dear Ackerman family, Our prayers and thoughts are with you in this time of grief. I knew Steve from Lake Braddock. We are so sorry. God's comfort be with you.- Chad Crutchfield (and family)
Mr. and Mrs. Ackerman,
I am so sorry for your loss. Steve was a great person and I was lucky to know him while we went to Braddock and Tech.
Dear Gene and Nan,
We were so sorry to read of Steve's passing. We have many fond memories of him as a young boy, his love for scouting and building and racing little cars with Mark. We send our most sincere condolences and prayers at this very difficult time.
Paul and Elsa Chase
My heartfelt condolences to the Ackerman family; you are in my thoughts and prayers. Steve was a shining star in our group of friends. He gave so much to all of us and always made me smile. I will sorely miss him.
As so many before me have said, Steve was such a wonderful guy; so very intelligent, honest and funny. It is such a tragic loss for a young vibrant person to lose his life so early. He will truly be missed.
A very genuine, honest, and sincere person. Always there to lend a hand, and never afraid to speak the truth. You were definitely one of a kind. You were my best friend, and you will always have a place in my heart, and the hearts of many. To say you will be missed would be an understatement. You're gone now, but you will always live in the memories of many. Rest in peace my Brother.
My most sincere condolences to the Ackerman family through this time. I hope you know I will ALWAYS be here for you.
Sigma Lambda 363
Nan and Gene,
Our deepest thoughts and sympathy are with you.
For the last week, my thoughts have been flooded with the memories of our experiences together. While contemplating these thoughts, I realized the influence Steve had on my life. I truly feel that Steve played a real part in creating the person I am and the life I have today.
Mr. and Mrs. Ackerman, my words cannot accurately describe the admiration I feel for Steve. When I think of him, I think of his self confidence, integrity and his respect for individuality. Your son will forever be remembered by me and I thank you both for giving me the oppurtunity to have known him.
My sincere and deepest sympathies, Chris Gill.
Steve was my brother's closest and best friend. I cannot believe that he is gone; it is too much to grasp. My heart goes out to you,
Mr. & Mrs. Ackerman and all of his friends, at this time and in the days ahead. Steve WILL be missed.
I found photos today of a trip to Florida back in 1995 from Tech and I will never forget that was one of the first times I met you. And, I will never forget that it made me so happy to know you for the years after that.
Everyone is right--your big, bright smile, your endless knowledge and brillance, your individuality, your lust for life...you are so missed, Steve. I had not seen in you in some time, but i can imagine the first things we would have discussed would have been a book on philosophy or the most excellent music without missing a beat.
I can't think of a better word to describe you except that you were a "gift" to this world and everyone that knew you. You made everyone's life more rich because you were in it.
You will never be be forgotten, Steve. We miss you.
Throughout our lives, we tend to pigeonhole all the individuals that we have known into a variety of classes and groups. I have no doubt that the name "Steve Ackerman" has come to embody a category all it's own in everyone's mind that knew him. With so many aspects to his personality, the mere mention of his name evokes so many ideas, philosophies, and disciplines, while always reminding us how much laughter we experienced along the way. Somewhere between the sensitive and the strong, the nonchalant and the intense, and the hysterical and the brilliant, we all knew an individual quite unlike any other. While the reality of the past week has not set in, I am already experiencing the sadness of knowing that I won't ever be able to replace such a unique friend.
Thanks for everything, Steve. We miss you...
Steve will be missed by so many people. My thoughts and prayers go out to all that loved him.
Mr. and Mrs. Ackerman, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Steve was such a great guy. I remember being so impressed back in high school with the fact that he became an Eagle Scout. He was an all around good person and had the kind of smile that lit up a room. He was one of the people I was most excited to see at our LB reunion. Steve, you will be greatly missed.
I met Steve at Va Tcch and was fortunate to be able to reconnect after college. When I think of Steve I will always remember his wonderful mischievous smile.
Steve, may you rest in peace...
To the Ackerman Family,
Steven was a close friend of mine while at VA Tech and for several years post graduation. I had the opportunity to learn and progress mentally and spiritually from your son. Steven was special! He had gifts that were unique, not only was he one of the smartest guys I knew, he always made time to lend a hand, whatever the case may have been. His talents came natural, his aptitude was far greater than most and yet he was humble. I guess the Lord wanted him, needed him now, praise God. For all those who knew Steve, know what kind of person he was. The type of person who took our needs first and his needs last. An unselfish man who lived life, who valued freindship and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Ackerman my prayers and compassion are with you, but keep faith in knowing your son walked the path he was intended to walk. That the Lord has plans for your son. Steven will always be in our thoughts and your family will always be in our prayers.
It was a priviledge knowing Steven Allyn Ackerman.
Steve was one of the most genuine and sincere friends we ever knew. Quick with wit and strong in opinion, Ackerman never pulled punches. What you saw was what you got which is why we loved him. Mr. and Mrs. Ackerman we are so sorry for your loss, know that your son touched many lives in a positive way and his spirit shall not be forgotten.
I met Steve in 2001 through work and he became one of my favorite people in that office over the years. I spent countless hours in his cubicle: laughing about life, pushing through work challenges, and talking through just about anything. I also remember being there for him when he put his cat to sleep a couple years ago and he's been in my heart ever since. Steve was there for me during so many ups and downs in my life and I just thought the world of him. My deepest sympathies go out to those who both knew and loved him, and especially to the Ackerman family.
I express my condolences to the Ackerman Family. I knew Steve to be one of the most genuine people I know and that is the way I will always remember him.
I was shocked to hear the news. I still can not believe you are gone. You were always my invincible friend with a spot on view of life. You were a loyal friend and someone I always enjoyed being around. I will miss you brother.
My most heartfelt condolences to Steve's family and friends.
I haven't seen Steve since we used to hang out at Virginia Tech but I will always remember the smile he had for me as well as the time to see how I was doing. We'll miss you, Steve.
Dear Ackerman Family and Friends,
Ok so where do I start....Steve was probably the most inteligent,passionate,hard working, best roommate that I know. If Steve was in the room there was never a dull moment,especially with that witty smile. From the fist time I met him at VT to living together in Tyson's we create some of the best time of our lives. Steve will be sorely missed. You are in a better place. God Bless - RIP
Mr. and Mrs. Ackerman my deepest sympathies go out to you during this time of sorrow. Steve and I were close friends through high school and college. I feel so fortunate to have known such an amazing man. Even though I hadn't spoken to Steve in quite sometime, I thought of him often. Remembering his huge bearhugs brings a smile to my face. My memories of Steve will always be cherished.
I met Steve in high school, but we became good friends at Virginia Tech. I spent countless hours hanging out in Steve and Mike’s dorm room and subsequent apartments. As everyone recalls, Steve was a great friend, a stand-up guy with a generous heart. Steve was always there for me when I needed him. My life at Virginia Tech would not have been the same without him. Now that I live so far away, he was the person I was most excited to see at our high school reunion and I am grateful to have experienced his bear hug one last time.
We were shocked and saddened to hear of Steve's passing. He was a nice guy and a fun person to work with. Our sympathies are with his family and friends.
You are a wonderful person and a great guy, you will be missed.
My deepest condolences go out to the Ackerman family. Steve was a great guy. I had the opportunity to spend a couple of years with him as an office mate - he always kept things interesting. May his journey be peaceful and his family find comfort in their good memories of him.
I have not seen Steve since our time at VT, but I remember him as a genuine, enthusiastic, full-of-life individual. He wore his heart on his sleeve, and he had a great sense of generosity. My deepest condolences go out to his family.
Not having known him as well as some others may have but I can still say this about him, from the few times I hung out with Steve, he had one of the best sense of humors, he was smart, and was all around great person to have known. The news of this is still hard to believe and I can only say that he will be missed by anyone that knew him.
My prayers go out to him and his family.
Mr and Mrs Ackerman,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Though I had not seen Steve in some time, I was terribly saddened to hear the news. Steve was always a good friend. You will be truly missed.
I can recall numerous places and things we have done and shared over the years. We have had many good times and I will miss you dearly. You wil always be remembered. To Mr. and Mrs. Ackerman, Know that you had a fabulous son.
Our heartfelt condolences to Steve's family and friends.
We will always cherish his unique mind and spirit, and the time spent with him. Ackerman was always a true friend. We love and will miss him.
Steve was a great guy. Bryan and I were lucky to have known and hung out with him. Though we have not seen Steve in years, we still consider him a great friend and he will be missed. Our deepest sympathies to all his family and friends.
A great orator. Saw every conversation as a way to skillfully illustrate his point. Alway brought laughter and a different point a view. It was an honor to know Steve.
I only knew "Ackerman" for a little while and spent only a sweet short time with him, however he made a lasting impression on me that will stay with me forever. Steve was uniquely intelligent with an amazing philosophical mind which is what struck me the most about him...he inspired me to get back into reading philosophy. When I met him he told me he was reading up on some high energy physics "superstring theory" and all I could think was, how awesome!, how many guys will I meet that tell me they're reading something like that. I was also quite taken with Steve's beautiful boyish grin, sweetness, charm, quick wit, and how he spoke of his affection for his parents and friends. I had not spoken with Steve since late last summer but thought of him often...I truly adored him! I am deeply saddened of his passing...my heart goes out to Mr. and Mrs. Ackerman, all of his extended family, and countless friends that are missing him.
I'm so glad that I met you Ackerman...you will always be in my thoughts!
Steve was always a caring and supportive friend and he meant a lot to both of us. Once you earned his friendship you had it forever. We had the good fortune of seeing him recently and it was like we had never been apart. Steve will be dearly missed, but he will always be in our minds. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Mr. and Mrs. Ackerman,
Our deepest and sincere condolences go out to you and your extended family. We are deeply saddened by your loss, may God bless Steve and your family.
Steve, I will miss you my friend, your loyalty and friendship will always be remembered.
The Quinteros' Family
Your kind eyes, bright smile and witty personality will truly be missed. My heartfelt condolences to the Ackerman family.
I had the pleasure of sharing a Dewey beach house with Steve in the summer of 2000. I went into that summer knowing only McCrady but had a dozen new friends when the summer was over. Anytime that I saw Steve, I could always expect a very firm handshake, a genuine smile, and him asking how I have been.
It is an honor to have known you Steve. My condolences go out to your family.
To a great friend and man whom we were all very fond of.....The one everlasting aspect of Steve and his character, that I greatly admire; is the fact that Steve remained true to himself, his family & friends, and his ideals. I will fondly remember all of the great times we had together and I send my sincere regards to his family. Your always remember, bro & we all miss you dearly. Peace.
I first met Steve back in college and had the pleasure of living with him my last semester on Roanoke St. His friendship, energy, and philosophy on life will be sorely missed. My heart goes out to the Ackerman family and all who were lucky enough to know him.
"Ackerman" was such an amazing person! Although I only knew him for a couple of years, I will never forget the first time I met him. Being the "new kid on the block" he made me feel so comfortable with his eye catching smile and his contagious laugh! I was fortunate to have known him and he will never be forgotten!
My deepest sympathy goes out to his family...as well as friends. He will always be in my thoughts and prayers...
Steve, rest in peace my friend. You had a special sense that made everyone enjoy being around you. You'll be missed brother.
Ackerman always had a way of engaging you in the deepest and most intriguing of conversations. He was smart, genuine and such a kind and caring person. He would do anything for his friends. There is no one like Ackerman- I will deeply miss him.
Mr. and Mrs. Ackerman my thoughts and prayers are with you...
Ackerman, you were always there for a brother, you charged things that you loved in life, and I always could look to you for knowledge and support. Its been a while since I've talked to you but you know that if we saw each other tomorrow, it would be just like we saw each other yesterday. We will all miss you bro.
Ackerkman you have always been such a true friend to me and forever will be in my prayers. From the good times on the boat, the beach, the conversations at your house, or just the boys kickin it over at Rhodesdie Grill. Truly i'm lost for words, miss you buddy. As always Much Love Brother.
Mr.& Mrs Ackerman,
I am deeply sorry for your loss, my thougths and prayers go out to you and your family. If there is anything I can do please let me know.
Steve was a truly unique and gifted person with a great sense of humor. He was one of a kind.
My deepest sympathy to Steves' family and friends.
Steve Ackerman, the words of our friends below truly make me smile and cry, and show how much we all miss you. You are one in a million and I can only say that I am honored to have known you. Your ability to always make me smile amazed me. Thank you for that, and I am thinking of you and your family. You are missed so very much.
My deepest condolences go out to the Ackerman family. I knew Steve from the Braddock days. We will all miss you buddy.
Although I only knew Steve very briefly my heart is broken at his loss. He was so kind and good natured. He freely offered his help when I needed it. May God bless him and hold him forever. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.
Steve has been such a good friend to so many and will be deeply missed. Thoughts and prayers go out to all that have been affected. I miss you already bro.
My deepest sympathies are extended to his family and loved ones. Such a loss brings sorry to the heart but try to remain strong in faith. Steve was always willing to extend a helping hand to others when many others would not.
Steve, your humor and unique perspective on life will be dearly missed, but not forgotten. You were truly one-of-a-kind. Thanks for sharing the many good times.
Steve was a great person who always had a smile for anyone around, and seemed to have a solution to any problem (like starting a bonfire in the rain, great Eagle Scout training). He was intelligent, had a superior wit, and there was just something about him that was unique, and that is what I will miss most.
To Mr. and Mrs. Ackerman, I am truly sorry for your loss.
So long for now Steve....
My deepest condolences go out to the Ackerman family. Steve was one of the most amazing, kind hearted, intelligent and fun people I've had the pleasure of knowing. It is difficult to find words that express my sadness for having lost such a wonderful friend. I'll miss you Steve...
I was so sadened to hear of Steve's passing. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family and friends. He was a part of the Lake Braddock Lacrosee family and will always be remembered fondly.
Ackerman – You were truly an amazing part of our some times wacky but definitely strong group of friends. I will miss your hugs (in my opinion, they were the best hugs anyone could ever receive), the smile on your face, your view on the world around us, your liveliness and everything about you. You are a part of so many of my memories from high school, summers at the beach and years after. You will be missed more than words can express. It was an honor to know you and to be your friend and you will be in my heart always.
To his family, friends and all that will miss him – my deepest condolences go out to each of you. May you find strength and comfort in each other.
Ditto what JC said minus the part about LB (since we didn't meet until VT).
I will always remember our countless UFC discussions and your wisdom with the latest in television technology.
One of my favorite things to do was to ask Ackerman a question about computers or cars, and sit back and watch him go. It was like replacing a battery in the energizer bunny.
Steve, I always considered you a brother and will miss you deeply.
My heartfelt condolences to the Ackerman family for your loss. We all miss him so much.
To Steve’s Family and Friends:
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone whose life was touched by Steve. We all have so many wonderful and fun memories of our friend. I can recall so many times Steve made me laugh out loud with his great sense of humor and lust for life. I will miss him.
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Steve Ackerman, you are brotherhood personified. Always ready and willing to help, give, share and protect the ones he loved.
We extend our heartfelt prayers and condolence for your family.
Steve, you were a great friend to me. I was lucky to be your associate brother in the fall of 1993 when our class of 13 bonded for life. What an incredible time that was. I am now devastated that you are gone, but you will never be forgotten. I miss you my brother.
-Bradley James Sullivan
Sigma Lambda 387
Combine Hercules with Aristotle and there you have Steve Ackerman.
He was strong minded, strong willed and physically a strong man. With Body and Spirit he feared nothing in this world. He gave 100% of himself to everything and everyone he encountered. He was the living embodiment of "nothing without labor".
Steve ALWAYS stood by his friends.
Steve had a determination and outlook in life most of us will never achieve.
In addition to all of this, Steve had a love for his family, friends and for life, and in returned he was loved, and always will be.
Steve will be missed dearly by all of his friends stretching all the way here to Southern California. Steve, Mike, JC and I were roommates at "MPL" in Reston, VA and shared many enjoyable, memorable and ridiculously amusing moments that will never be forgotten. Steve was the kind of friend that a year or two may pass without seeing one another, yet things felt just like old times - as if a day hadn't gone by - whenever our paths crossed later in life. Steve was without a doubt one of the most original individuals I've had the pleasure of knowing in my lifetime and will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
Mr. & Mrs. Ackerman,
It's difficult to put in words my sympathy for your loss. Steve was loved by many and will be sorely missed. I'll never forget the many good times that Steve and I shared.
My fondest memories as your friend take me back to summers at Dewey beach. I will miss seeing you and remiscing about those carefree days. Your wit, sense of humor and intensity made conversations more than interesting. You are deeply missed.
From the first time I met Steve at Dewey Beach (wearing a sweater vest) I knew I had met a true original. He was such a bright, kind, wonderful friend to my husband JC and myself. I am so genuinely sorry for your loss. He will truly be missed.
I first met Steve when I started dating Chad (now my husband) and became a constant crasher at Chad & Steve's Arlington condo. What a character!! Steve was one of the most intelligent, caring, hilarious people I've met. And don't forget generous - Steve was always willing to help with the things that we couldn't 'quite figure out'...like our many computer issues...or how to assemble that pesky storm door. I wish we could all hang out one more night at Rhodeside Grill. You are a great friend and we will truly miss you.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Ackerman family.
You will truly be missed. My prayers go out to your family.
I miss you buddy. Steve and I had a very special relationship. He was my college roommate for 3 years and I’ll never forget all the good times we had. To this day we remained the best of friends and I can’t even believe that this has happened. To Mr. and Mrs. Ackerman my deepest sympathies go out to you. Steve was truly like a brother to me and I’m sure the pain I’m going through is nothing compared to yours.
I love you man…till we met again
Steve was there for me during a very difficult time in my life, and I don't know that I ever thanked him for it.
Thank you Steve. I'll miss you.
Steve, you were a true friend and a brother to me and will be missed more than words can express. You were truly a unique person; your combination of intelligence, wit and drive were matched by none. There have been too many good times to list from LB, VT, beach houses, and beyond to fill this page. I am deeply saddened by your loss and so glad to have known you through the years and will continue to remember you throughout my life.
Mr. & Mrs. Ackerman, my thoughts and prayers are with you; please let me know if there is anything you ever need.
Steve and I were fraternity brothers at Virginia Tech. Two things come to mind when I think of Steve. He always had a good pocket knife and was always very proud to display the American Flag. You will certainly be missed by many Steve. My deepest sympathy goes out to your family and friends.
To all who know and love Steve:
The first time I met Steve, I walked into his small VA Tech apt. to an unusual sight. A handsome young man sitting on the floor of his living room surrounded by a U shaped pile of screws and bolts and other misc. parts with a toothbrush in his hand and a smile on his face. I asked him what he was doing and he laughed and said "cleaning my motorcycle!" I've always loved to tell that story. How I met Ackerman. That's how I will remember him. We will all miss you buddy. You are loved.
The main things that come to mind when I think of Steve are that he was deep thinker and very philosophical. He was someone you could depend on if you needed help or just a good friend to talk to. I will miss Steve and I will always remember the great times we had together at Virginia Tech. God Bless you Steve and I look forward to seeing you someday in heaven above when we can look back on the good times we had with our brothers in Lambda Chi.
David William Gent
Sigma Lambda 396
Many good memories and times at Tech, Reston, and Dewey. You will be missed.
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We shared some good memories with Steve and will miss him.
Steve you will be missed by many but are loved by more. In ZAX
My memories of his intelligence, humor, and kindness through the years at get togethers, Dewey Beach, weddings, birthday parties, etc, have been emphasized and strengthened by stories shared by some of his oldest and best friends this past week. His affect on others is truly evident. My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to his family and friends for such an incredible loss. Remember the good times, because he provided many...
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Thanks for the memories, we'll never forget you my friend. Peace to you Ackerman.
My heart goes out to Steve's family. He was so intellegent and extremely funny. Steve, you will be truly missed.
To all of Steve's family and many friends,
Steve will be sorely missed by all who knew him. There will always be a space in the hearts of those that knew and loved him. Steve always could put a smile on your face, sometimes just by wearing one of his great t-shirts. He has the best t-shirt collection of anyone I've known! My thoughts and prayers are with everyone for this huge loss. We'll always remember that beautiful smile!
Although I didn’t see Steve often enough, time spent with him was always fantastic. I have many memories and stories to tell about Ackerman - my supersmart, chiseled, loveable friend. I’ll truly miss his company and his big bear hugs.
A huge smile will always appear on my face when I think of Steve "Ackerman". I recall him patting my head (like I was a puppy) and saying "Malt, you're a good girl, such a good girl." Makes me laugh out loud thinking about. I felt like I was 5 but I know he was being sincere and always so kind. His great spirit will never fade and he will always be loved. My prayers go out to all his family and friends. We love you Ackerman!
steve is one of the few people i know that i can truly say was a brother to me. he was alway there if needed his help. we go back to Lake Braddock days. we played 3 years of lacrosse together and we've hung-out since. i ran back into him at blacksburg, he lived right down the street. while i was on a 7 year plan for 1 degree, he was finishing up 2! what an accomplishment! what i admired about steve was that when he was focused on a task, it got done. he always finished the job from fixing his car (he used to spend all night in our garage in reston), rebuilding his computer, to fulfilling a massive development project. what incredible determination. driving to dewey every summer weekend, just sitting around, concerts, talking, disc golf, golfin at tech, to many to list. without him i would have never met my wife (from dewey). i am deeply saddened, i have lost a piece my heart that can never be replaced. he was a great friend, a brother, and had such compelling energy. i am blessed to have so hundreds of lasting memories of him. i will never forget you and will always tell our stories.
This is Sally, Mike Henry's wife.
Steve was one of a tight group of friends that introduced me to the man of my dreams (yes, Mike). He left a lasting impression on me. Steve was there on my wedding day. Smiling so wide as I walked down the aisle. I'll remember that. Steve was there on Mike's 30th birthday. Cracking up at the Sponge Bob party I threw Mike. Helping the pregnant host carry this and that. Mike won't forget that. Steve was also there for me the day my mom died 2 years ago. He gave me such a big hug then. I'll always remember that. At Malti's wedding, Steve hug my (incredibly shy) daughter Amber so tenderly and threw her around in a circle in the air, smiles beaming. We miss you Steve. I'll never forget how Steve lit up the room & brought such joy to all his friends around him.
On behalf of Sally, Mike, Amber (4) and DJ (2) - our prayers go to all of you. Ciao (does not mean goodbye, it means See You Later!) Steve.
Dear Friends and Family,
I send my sincere and heartfelt condolences. I was the Lacrosse score keeper in high school and always remembered Steve as a genuine, warm person. I am so sorry for your loss- our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I had the pleasure of meeting Steve at work last year, and just want to say that he will be truly missed by so many poeple because of the kind, smart man he was. My heart goes out to his family.
We're sorry to hear of this tremendous loss. Steve made a big impact on a lot of lives. We hope the great memories can bring some comfort during this tough time.
Stephen and Dona (Kelly) Mann
I only knew you from working together on online projects, however even there you were always a top notch person. I wish the best on your family and friends at a time like this, and take solace knowing you're in a better place now.
I feel honored to have known you. You were a great person with a good heart and will never be forgotten. My sincere condolences to the Ackerman family for your loss.
My deepest sympathies to Steve's family and all his friends. Although I have not seen Steve for many, many years, the news of his passing through mutual friends is a blow to the heart. Those that grew up together in Burke, VA have a bond...a family of friends. Many of us saw each other in college as well. And, when one passes, it is always very sad news to take. I remember laughing with him, and how that face lit up when he laughed. I remember him always being inquisitive and thoughtful. A genuinely nice guy. May the Lord give you comfort, and may He give those that knew you comfort in knowing that you are with Him. God bless you Steve.
Nan and Gene, I am devastated for you. Steve and I have been great friends since high school. He has always been a true friend, honesty person, and someone that you could always count on in a time of need. I will remember Bruin Lacrosse,summers at the beach,and so many goods times together! I miss my buddy so much! My family's thoughts and prayers are with you.
My heart goes out to the entire Ackerman family at this very difficult. Steve and I were friends and classmates at VT and I'll always remember his zest for life and sincere friendship. My prayers are with.
My hearfelt condolensces go out to the Ackerman family.
Steve and I were fraternity brothers at Virginia Tech. We spent alot of time together and I will always be grateful for having that time with him. He was such an intelligent and unique guy, my heart is broken. Steve is a true individual which makes this such an exceptionally tough situation to deal with. I'll never be able to forget Steve - I think of him constantly. May God grant peace to all those who love him and let us all cherish his memory.
I know we lost touch a bit over the past several years, but I have never and will never forget you. I still remember all the fun times we had together. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
To Steve's parents, family and friends,
My thoughts and prayers to all who knew and loved Steve. He will be dearly missed.
Dear Ackerman Family and Friends,
I wanted to write and express my sincere condolences for the tragic loss of Steve. He was a great friend to me and many others at Virginia Tech. He was always a joy to be around, consistently full of life and abound with infectious energy. It is impossibly hard to believe that he has left this earth as I think he made such a mark on so many people from early high school through his time in Blacksburg and in his adult life. He will be terribly missed by so many, my heart aches for your loss.
I would like to express my sincere sympathy to the entire Ackerman family. I was Steven's high school lacrosse coach at Lake Braddock in 1991. He was a dedicated and hard working athlete who always was ready to play. He was an inspiration to his team mates and to his friends both on and off of the field. I remember one time during one of the games when he took it upon himself to play defense against one of the best players of the opposing team and not only did an outstanding job, but because of his attitude, he motivated the other guys on our team to play better. I awarded him the game ball that night. He will be missed terribly. His always positive attitude was contagious and even 16 years later I can still see him running on and off of the field. We are all better people for knowing him. Coach Steve Price
You are one of the most unique individuals I have ever met. The philospher's mind matched with an engineer's skill. Thank you for all the memorable times we had together. You have left the temporary brotherhood of man, and joined the eternal brotherhood of Christ. God Speed Buddy.
Dear Friends and Family of Steve! Steve will be remembered fondly and terribly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all during these difficult times.
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Ackerman family. I knew Steve as a friend from Arlington. My thoughts are with all those who have lost this special person and genuinely great individual. I only hope his family can get through this rough time with the help and strength of those who loved and cared so much for Steve as much as they did.
Nan and Gene,
Our hearts break for you....we love you and send many prayers to you. Please let us know if we can do anything. Anna, Teresa and Frank II
Steve and I worked together on the same project a year ago and we continued to keep in touch and maintained a friendship. He was the person I went to when I would vent about work and he'd do the same with me. He gave me great advice and was very encouraging. I will miss him dearly.
My prayers are with you Steve and your family.
Dear Family of Steven Ackerman,
I want to express my sincere sympathy for the loss of your loved one. The Bible gives comfort for us all at times like these. Luke 20:38 says that all are living to GOD. What a wonderful hope. Please take care of yourselves and keep the memories of your loved one close.
Our heartfelt sympathy, love and prayers are with you, Nan, and your Family during this difficult time. Jan Nelson, Delmarva Rep NLH Auxiliary
Steven and I were lego buddies from way back in the day growing up in the 80's in Burke VA. He also had the best collection of emergency adventurer action figures with their own zipwires.
I am so deeply saddened by the loss of my former playmate and my heart goes out to his parents and friends. Sincerely, Kelly Vontz (Henson)