AKEHURST, SR. , James W. On January 26, 2013 James William Akehurst, Sr. ; beloved husband of the late Clara L. Akehurst (nee House); devoted father of Virginia Hardesty, James Akehurst, Jr. and his wife Sue, Elizabeth Corey and her husband David; cherished grandfather of Crystal Turnbull, Amanda Schmuff, Keith Hardesty, Jr., Jennifer Akehurst, Kayleigh Crossley and David Corey; loving great-grandfather of five great-grandchildren; dear brother of Elizabeth Shervanick and Ethel Setler.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Rita Catholic Church on Wednesday at 10 AM. A Christian wake service will be held at the family owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk, Inc. 7922 Wise Ave. on Tuesday at 4 PM. Entombment Holly Hill Memorial Park. Friends may call on Monday and Tuesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Middle River Volunteer Fire Company Inc., 1100 Wilson Point Road, Middle River, MD, 21220.
Published in Baltimore Sun on January 28, 2013