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Obituary: Ronald Ackerman, Served in the Navy

Ronald Ackerman was a resident of Marblehead for 40 years.

Patch file photo
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Mr. Ronald Ackerman, age 72, of Marblehead died Thursday night in the Kaplan Family Hospice House after a brief illness.

Ron was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, son of the late George N. and Susan (Mooney) Ackerman. He has been a resident of Marblehead for the past 40 years. Ron was a graduate of Boston Trade High School Class of 1958 and went on to Fitchburg State College where he received his Teachers Certificate.

Ron was a Metal Fabrication Teacher at Lynn Vocational and Technical Institute for 32 years retiring in 2002. Ron loved being involved at Tech and was so dedicated to his students. He is so grateful for the love and support he received from all the students over his years of teaching. After retiring, Ron worked as a Driver for North Shore Shuttle for 10 years.

He was a long time very active and committed Mason. He served the Mt. Lebanon Lodge in Boston where he served as Past Master, the St. Andrews Royal Arch Chapter, Boston Council, Boston Commandery and the Jordan Lodge in Peabody.
He served with the United States Navy.

Ron is survived by his nieces and nephews Martha Ackerman Sermier and her husband Robert, Susan Mandyan and her husband Indor, James Douglas Ackerman and his wife Rene', Timothy Alan Ackerman and his wife Edith, Beth Ann Beard and her husband William, Melissa Jill Ackerman, Jean Marie Moynahan and her husband Michael; His devoted extended family Rev. Dr. William and Peg Simpson, Steven Crevatis and his wife Helen, Ryan Radabagh and his wife Callie and his foster son Jason Ferrier. He was predeceased by his four brothers George N., Robert E., Frederick W. and James L. Ackerman; one sister Helen who died in infancy, and his nephew Andrew George Ackerman.

Ron's Graveside Service and Masonic Service will be held at the Bridport Cemetery, Bridport, England at a later date. There will be no services in Massachusetts. Donations in his memory may be made to the Salvation Army 1 Franklin St. Lynn, MA 01902.

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