James E. Acker, Sr. MelroseJames E. Acker Sr., 72, of Melrose, devoted hus- band of Gail (Prusack) Ack- er, passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 14, 2013. Born in Kingston, NY he was the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Kotulak) Acker. James worked in management at UPS in Latham before retire- ment. James loved to go hunt- ing, and spend time with his loving family. He will be missed very dearly by us all. James was the beloved hus- band of Gail (Prusack) Acker of Melrose, married 48 loving years; cherished father of Frank Acker, his beloved wife, Dale (Shippee)Acker of Mel- rose and James Acker Jr., and his beloved wife, Kellie (Fran- cis)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, Bet- ty Ann Eaton of Florida, Sandra Fischer and Sharon Acker, both of Kingston. He was predeceased by his brothers, John, George and James Acker; sister, Jean Gal- vin; and many nieces and neph- ews. Also survived by his ex- tended family, Quynh Hoang, Katy Nguyen, Tami Nguyen, Linda Nguyen, Diana Tran, Bao Nguyen, Tham Hoang, Kaith- lyn Nguyen and Mason Nguyen. A memorial service celebrat- ing James' life will be held on Saturday, March 23rd from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Morris-Stebbins-Miner & Sanvidge Fu- neral Home, 312 Hoosick Street, Troy. Following the service there will be a celebra- tion of his life at the Hilton Garden Inn at 235 Hoosick St., Troy, NY. In lieu of flowers, a memori- al gift can be made to the Ame- rican
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.
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Mar. 21, 2013