- SYMPATHY NOTE
Joseph J. Ackerman
Joseph J. Ackerman, age 93, of Erie, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020. He was born in Latrobe, PA on June 15, 1927, son of the late Joseph and Margaret Ackerman.
Joseph graduated from Strong Vincent High School and enlisted in the Navy in June of 1944. He served in WWII on submarine duty aboard the AEGIR and the KRAKEN. Joseph owned Ackerman Check Writers and F & E Check Protectors of Erie for 42 years, retiring in 1989
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Mary Lou Ackerman; two brothers, Robert Ackerman and Richard Ackerman; and three children, Joseph Ackerman, Patricia Franz, and Shelly Kittel. Joseph is survived and loved by his children, Carole Forbes Chapman (John Walczak) and Robert Forbes (Shelly); one brother, Don Ackerman (Brenda); one sister, Peggy Hanes; nine grandchildren, Tracy Fedak (Matt), Jason Chapman (Denise), Shawn Forbes, Nathan Forbes, Danny Forbes, Rachael Forbes (Jason), Julie Bogle (Jim), Rhonda Bowersox (Dave), and Brenda Wilson (Jack); and ten great-grandchildren.
A private interment will be held by the family at Gate of Heaven Cemetery with Military Honors rendered by the American Legion Carl Neff Post 571.