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Bruce Duane Ackerman

West Hills, California

Dec 4, 1945 – Aug 26, 2010


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Gates, Kingsley & Gates Praiswater Mortuary Obituary

Bruce Duane AckermanDecember 4, 1945 - August 26, 2010Rosary service will be held on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 7:00pm, at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Canoga Park, California.Funeral Mass will be 9:30am, Wednesday, September 1, 2010, Our Lady of the Valley Catholic...

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My memories of Bruce were of many years back (1978) when he gave my campaign for the State Assembly all-out support as Director of the Van Nuys Chamber of Comerce. Over the years we remained good friends and often crossed paths at community events. In 1991 as Encino Chamber of Commerce President, I asked Bruce to act as Facilitator for the Chamber Retreat we held on the Boeckmann Yacht, the Honor Bright. As always, Bruce was pleased to help in any way he could and we counted that day a...

My brother, my inspiration, my friend...
I love you Bruce...


Bruce was one of my all time favorites. As a former chamber executive, I have come into contact with thousands of people over the years and Bruce was one of the best. He was highly regarded as a non profit professional. But more importantly, he was a mentor, friend and someone I could always count on for guidance. I'm a better person because of Bruce.