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William Ackermann

ACKERMANN, William William Ackermann, 77, of East Hartford, beloved husband of Irma (Busch) Ackermann, passed away on Wednesday, (September 21, 2005) in Hartford Hospital after a long debilitating pulmonary illness. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and had been a long-time Connecticut resident. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy from Feb. 1946 to Dec. 1947, was awarded the American Area Campaign and World War II Victory Medals, served also in the U.S. Navy Reserves between Dec. 1947 - Dec. 1955 (during which time he was recalled to active duty from June 1952 to June 1953), and was honorably discharged twice. He graduated NYU (New York University) with a BA (Bachelor of Arts) Degree in June 1952, Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute with a B.Ch.E. (Bachelor of Chemical Engineering) Degree in June 1956, and RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) with an MSME (Masters of Mechanical Engineering) Degree in 1964. He worked for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft for 33 years, the first seven of which were spent at the CANEL (Middletown) and SWEF (South Windsor) facilities doing advanced heat transfer research, and the remaining 26 years as an analytical engineer in the Systems and Combustion Groups, finally retiring in 1990. In addition to his loving wife, Irma, he is survived by his son, William Karl (also of East Hartford); other close relatives many in Germany, and friends. He was predeceased by his daughter, Christine Anne, in 1982. Services were held at the Stutzmann Funeral Home in Queens Village, New York and were presided over by Rev. Gregory Sutterlin with a prayer offered by Rev. Derly Foerste of Hartford Hospital. A subsequent prayer service was held at the Fresh Pond Crematory in Middle Village, NY, where William was granted full U.S. Navy Military Honors before being sent to the final resting place.


Published in The Hartford Courant on Oct. 23, 2005
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