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Joseph Ackerman, died May 26, 2014 at the Boca Raton, FL Regional Hospital. On May 23rd, with his wife Dorothy (Green) Ackerman at his side, he celebrated his 99th birthday. On June 4th Joe and Dorothy planned to celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary.
A son of the late Isaac and Eva (Nachbar) Ackerman, he lived in Providence before retiring to Boca Raton 28 years ago. After working in the Walsh-Kaiser Shipyard during WWII he went into the wholesale clothing business. He and Dorothy operated the J. Ackerman Co. for forty years. He was the first President and a founding member of Crestwood Country Club, Rehoboth, MA. In his youth he was a professional singer.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Marshall Ackerman of Stamford, CT, Richard Ackerman and his wife Noreen, formerly of Woonsocket and Warren, RI, and Phyllis Kochavi and her husband Doron, of La Canada, CA; grandchildren Jeffrey Ackerman and his wife Staci, Brian Ackerman and his wife Sandra, Jennifer Ackerman, Ari Kochavi, and Danielle Kochavi; great-grandchildren Jamie and Rachel Ackerman, and Isabella and George Ackerman. He was predeceased by his daughter-in-law Joyce Ackerman, sisters Anne Cohen and Frances Schwartz, and brother Irving Ackerman.
A funeral service will be held at Sugarman-Sinai Memorial Chapel, 458 Hope St., Providence on Thursday, May 29th at 12 Noon, with burial in Lincoln Park Cemetery, Warwick. Shiva will be observed Thursday at the University Club, 219 Benefit St., Providence, from 2-5 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Alzheimer's Community Care, 800 North Point Parkway, Suite 101B, West Palm Beach, FL 33407. For information and condolences, www.SugarmanSinai.com.
Published in StamfordAdvocate on May 29, 2014