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 Robert D. Acker

Robert D. Acker

Birth
Venango, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 5 Apr 2001 (aged 83)
Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Venango, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 52710789 · View Source
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VENANGO - Robert D. Acker, 83, of 21784 Erie St., Venango, for the past several years, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center following a brief illness. For most of his life he maintained residences in Sebring, Fla., and Vail, Colo. Born in Venango July 31, 1917, he was a son of George D. and Mildred Lilly Acker. He never married. Following his graduation from Cambridge Springs High School in 1935 where he was active in sports, particularly baseball, he attended the University of Ohio in Athens for three years pursuing a degree in petroleum engineering. He became a veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a fighter pilot. Following the war, he worked for several years at Talon Inc. in Meadville and then until the late 1950s as personnel manager at Mesta Inc. in New Castle. He then began a career of golf course management, first as owner of a course in Georgia and then for a number of years as a manager at South Hampton National Golf Course in Long Island, N.Y. In recent years, he was employed by Charley's Shirt Company in Vail. He belonged to American Legion Post 381 in Cambridge Springs and Venango Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 169 in Venango. He also belonged to Covenant Masonic Lodge 473 in Cambridge Springs and Scottish Rite Bodies, Erie Consistory. Survivors include two brothers, James F. Acker of Venango and Jack L. Acker of Bulger. He was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy J. Acker; and a brother, George Gerald Acker. Calling hours will be Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 335 Venango Ave., Cambridge Springs. The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Pat Ellis of Venango United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Venango Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to Cambridge Area Volunteer Ambulance Service, Cambridge Springs, Pa. 16403; or Venango Volunteer Fire Department, Venango, Pa. 16440.


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  • Created by: Kathleen B
  • Added: 22 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 52710789
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert D. Acker (31 Jul 1917–5 Apr 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52710789, citing Venango Cemetery, Venango, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Kathleen B (contributor 46911503) .