ACKERMAN, Brian E. passed away June 17, 2014 in Riverview. Born July 7, 1967, the son of David E. and Helen Ackerman. Brian attended school in Cherry Valley NY; graduated class of 1985. Brian went on to attend US Air Force Schools from which he retired as Master Sargent. Brian married Holly Haig while in the service, and became the proud father of his son, Jonathon Ackerman. Jon's family, Tamara, Allison, and Jackson were the focus of his admiration. Brian then married Rosemary Alvarado, who he found to be his soul mate and the love of his life of 20 years. Throughout his military career, Brian and Rosemary lived in Panama, Portugal, Massachusetts, Ohio, Michigan, and then settled in Florida, where they made a beautiful home. Brian's passions were traveling to Panama and fun motorcycle trips with his wife Rosemary, NASCAR races with his brothers and father, and golfing with his buddies, very special trips to Cherry Valley to spend time with his family and friends, and hunting trips that will never be forgotten. Brian's sense of humor, kindness, and quick wittiness will be sadly missed. Brian was predeceased by his father, David E. Ackerman on Aug. 27, 2013. Brian is survived by his beautiful wife, Rosemary Alvarado Ackerman of Riverview; Rosemary's mother, Nora; and sisters, Anita and Lourdes; his son, Jonathon Ackerman; daughter-in-law, Tamara; grandchildren, Allison, and Jackson, all of Cherry Valley, NY; his mother, Helen Yerdon (Roger) of West Winfield, NY; brothers, David W. Ackerman, of Gloucester, MA, and Kenneth J. Ackerman of Davenport, NY and their families; many nieces and nephews whom Brian loved. Brian's services will be held at Serenity Meadows Funeral Home Saturday, June 21, 2014, at 4 p.m. with one hour visitation prior to the service. Donations in Brian's honor may be made to the Wounded Warriors or any Disabled American Veterans organizations. Serenity Meadows Memorial Park, Funeral Home & Crematory 6919 Providence Road, Riverview, Fl 33578 Phone(813)677-9494 ~ Fax(813)677-7391
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on June 20, 2014