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Pleasant Valley - E. Gordon Ackerman a resident of Pleasant Valley since 1966 passed away on October 21, 2012 at Lutheran Care Center. He was 78.
Born on January 27, 1934 in Poughkeepsie to the late Albert C. and Anna Puskar Ackerman.
Gordon proudly served his country from 1952-1956 in the United States Air Force.
He was a retired Engineer for the New York State Department of Transportation in Poughkeepsie where he worked for 41 years. He was an officer with the CSEA & PEF.
On September 7, 1958 he married the love of his life Helen Curtis with whom he spent 54 blessed years together.
Gordon was a long time member of the Poughkeepsie Masonic Lodge as well as an active lifetime member of Camp Wa Wa Segowea, Smith Park, Poughkeepsie.
He is survived by his devoted wife Helen of Pleasant Valley , Loving Children E. Gordon Ackerman Jr and his wife Deborah of Hyde Park, and Marcy Kolarik and her husband Frank of Pleasant Valley. Cherished grandchildren Ian Gordon Ackerman, Chelsea Lynn Kolarik and Kristen Elizabeth Kolarik. One Dear Sister Jean Darrow of Stuart Florida. His Dear sister in law Isabelle Ackerman of LaGrange, he is also survived by numerous loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his brother Frederick and a sister Eleanor Aderholdt.
Friends may call on Thursday October 25, 2012 from 6-8pm at Parmele Auchmoody & Schoonmaker Funeral Home 110 Fulton Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY. A Masonic Service will be held on Thursday evening at 7:30pm followed by a funeral service at 8pm at the funeral home.
In Lieu of flowers please make donations in Gordon's name to Smith Park of New York, Camp Wa Wa Segowea, P.O Box 4994, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.
For Gordon's guestbook or to send a sympathy card please visit www.hudsonvalleyfuneralhomes.com
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Oct. 24 to Oct. 25, 2012