Age 80, of Pittsburgh, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013. He was the beloved son of Florence W. (Zang) Ackerman and the late William Ackerman. Loving husband of Florence E. (Stack) Ackerman; father of Deborah Niederst and the late William D. Ackerman; step father of Eric and Lisa McKellar. Bill is also survived by five grandchildren and two sisters, Geraldine Sechrist and Phyllis Suskey. Prior to his retirement, Bill worked in the engineering field as a piping designer. His skill and expertise took him all over the country working in the design and construction of many plants. Bill was a veteran of the United States Army and in his spare time enjoyed the art of model building. Friends will be received on Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of service at 3 p.m. in the H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1032 Perry Hwy., Ross Twp, 412-364-4444. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society or the Pittsburgh Food Bank. Condolences may be offered at:

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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on May 10, 2013