|Birth: ||Jul. 30, 1911|
|Death: ||May 9, 2009|
Rev. Eugene Richard Ackerman, age 97, died Saturday, May 9, 2009 at Carroll Lutheran Village Diven House in Westminster.
Born July 30, 1911 in Baltimore he was the son of the late Phillip Karl Ackerman and Florence Mussetta Groshaus.
Twice married, his first wife Margaret Lydia Rodemeyer predeceased him. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Janice Beisel Ackerman.
Gene first worked at Proctor & Gamble and later graduated Western Maryland College in Westminster. After c1ompleting studies at Westminster Seminary he was ordained a Methodist minister. Gene pastored Methodist churches at Sandy Mount, Landsdowne, Fawn Grove and Elderslie. He later graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary an ordained Presbyterian minister and served churches in Emmitsburg, Taneytown, Franklinville and Havre de Grace.
Gene was also a highly accomplished amateur photographer.
With his first wife, Margaret Lydia Rodemeyer, he had three sons who survive him, Diehl Ackerman of Morehead, Kentucky, Tom Newkirk of Hudson, Florida, and David Newkirk of Breckenridge, Colorado. After marrying Janice Beisel he became father to Jeanne Mueller, of Westminster, Maryland, and Carole Custer of Halethorpe, Maryland.
Besides his wife and children, he is survived by: sons-in-laws, Art Mueller and Bruce Custer; daughter-in-laws Connie Ackerman, Laura and Suzi Newkirk; 10 grandchildren: Cindy Hoover, Christian and Mark Mueller, Anne-Marie Constable, Bill, Kevin, Tommy and Elizabeth Newkirk, Lisa Smith, Laura Free, Aaron Sharpe and Kristin Green.
Janice Beisel Ackerman (1917 - 2010)*
Franklinville United Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Created by: JC Miller
Record added: May 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37502512