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Helena V. "Dolly" (Binder) Ackerman


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Helena V. "Dolly" (Binder) Ackerman Obituary
Dolly Ackerman, 93, of Lansdale passed away June 27, 2014 at Elm Terrace Gardens. She was the wife of the late Albert S. Ackerman, who passed in 2007.
Born November 16, 1920 in Philadelphia, Dolly was the daughter of the late William and Fannie (nee Bowers) Binder.
She was an honor graduate of Simon Gratz High School, class of 1938, and Temple University, School of Intensive Secretarial Training, class of 1939. Through the years, she was employed at Girard Trust Company in Philadelphia, Miley Detective Agency at Leeds and Northrup, and Colmar Post Office. Dolly enjoyed 28 years at Elm Terrace Gardens where she volunteered, became a chorus member, and wrote biographies for the Elm Terrace Gardens News. She crocheted and donated several hundred baby blankets to the "Stitches of Love" Organization, wrote many songs and loved calligraphy. Dolly is also credited with over 2500 miles of Lap swimming at the Lansdale YMCA.
Dolly is survived by two children, William Ackerman (Gayle), of Huntington Beach, CA, and Gail Geremia (John), of Lansdale; she was "Mom Mom" to seven grandchildren, Carl Endy, (Amy), Eric Ackerman (Wendy), Aliza Ackerman, Kurt Ackerman, Jonathan Geremia (Kara), Adam Geremia (Ashleigh), and Michael Geremia (Rebecca); and "Great Mom" to eight great-grandchildren, Charlotte, William, Jackson, Jocelyn, Vera Beth, Julia, Jacob, and Nathaniel. Dolly is also survived by many nieces and nephews, as well as Eric's half-sister, Sonja French and her daughter, Chloe.
In addition to her husband and parents, Dolly is preceded in death by her daughter Terry Endy, son-in-law, Walter Endy, and granddaughter, Jennifer Geremia.
Services and interment are private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Lansdale Public Library, designated Children's Department, 301 Vine St., Lansdale, PA 19446.
Funeral Services and interment will be held privately by her family.
Arrangements are by Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, Lansdale.
Published in www.thereporteronline.com on June 30, 2014
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