James E. Acker, Sr. MELROSE, N.Y.- James E. Acker, Sr., 72, of Melrose, devoted husband of Gail (Prusack) Acker, passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 14, 2013. Born in Kingston, he was the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Kotulak) Acker. James worked in management at UPS in Latham before retirement. James loved to go hunting, and spend time with his loving family. He will be missed very dearly by us all. James was the beloved husband of Gail (Prusack) Acker of Melrose married 48 loving years; cherished father of Frank Acker, his beloved wife Dale (Shippee)Acker of Melrose and James Acker, Jr., his beloved wife Kellie (Francis)Acker. A Loving Poppy to Kaila, Frank II, James III, John, Julia and Jennifer Acker all of Melrose; A devoted brother of Katherine Yaple, Beatrice Fischer both of Kingston, Betty Ann Eaton of Fla., Sandra Fischer and Sharon Acker both of Kingston. Predeceased Brothers John, George and James Acker, Predeceased Sister Jean Galvin and many many Nieces and Nephews. Also survived by his extended family; Quynh Hoang, Katy Nguyen, Tami Nguyen, Linda Nguyen, Diana Tran, Bao Nguyen, Tham Hoang, Kaithlyn Nguyen and Mason Nguyen. A memorial service celebrating James life will be held on Saturday, March 23rd from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Morris-Stebbins-Miner & Sanvidge Funeral Home, 312 Hoosick Street, Troy. Following the service there will be a Celebration of his life at the Hilton Garden Inn at 235 Hoosick St Troy, NY. In lieu of flowers, a memorial gift can be made to the
by making a gift of love and hope in honor of James Acker, Sr. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the Morris-Stebbins-Miner & Sanvidge Funeral Home, 312 Hoosick Street, Troy, New York 12180. Phone (518) 272-3930.
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Published in the Daily Freeman on Mar. 21, 2013