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Roger Charles Ackerman

Pennsylvania, USA
Death 25 Oct 2014 (aged 68)
Suwanee, Gwinnett County, Georgia, USA
Burial Cremated, Other
Memorial ID 138131443 · View Source
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Roger Charles Ackerman on October 25, at the age of 68. Roger was born in Flintsville, Pennsylvania in 1946 and served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Roger had a long career in Real Estate in California and Georgia.

Shortly after Roger moved to Georgia in 1992 he was introduced to running by then-girlfriend Carol. Roger proposed to Carol in the middle of the 1995 Peachtree Road Race, and over the years they ran many other races together, including the New York, Boston, and Chicago marathons. Roger completed more than 20 100-mile ultra-marathons and was the first person from Georgia to complete the “Grand Slam,” finishing 4 of the oldest 100-mile races in one summer. His greatest accomplishment in running was finishing the Hard Rock 100-mile trail run in 2008; he has been serving as Sponsorship Director for the race ever since.

Roger never met a dog he didn’t like or a trail he couldn’t run. While he passed away suddenly competing in his first triathlon, we take solace knowing he died doing what he loved.

Roger is survived by his wife, Carol of 18 years; his step grandson Cameron, whom he has helped to raise; two sisters, Joan and her husband Bob and Betty and her husband Arthur; his stepdaughter Heather; his stepson Ryan and his wife Beth, and three step granddaughters, Lily, Caroline, and Zoe.

Services will be held On October 30th at 11:00 at Northpoint Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia followed by a short offsite reception hosted by the family.

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Oct. 29, 2014


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