Meadville Tribune

April 3, 2013

Gary Lou Ackerman

Meadville Tribune

CONNEAUT LAKE — Gary Lou Ackerman, 58, of Highway 18, Conneaut Lake, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at his residence with his sisters at his side.

He was born Sept. 21, 1954, in Pittsburgh, the son of the late Glenn V. and Ruth J. Ackerman.

He had been employed as an auto-auction representative and coordinator of Lake View Ford, Conneaut Lake. He had served in the U.S. Army.

He was of the Christian faith. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, bowling and watching movies.

Surviving are two sisters, Terry Jacobs and her husband, Craig, of Humboldt, Tenn., and Ruth Wolfe and her husband, Bill, of Las Vegas; five nephews, Craig Jacobs, Shaun Jacobs, Chad Jacobs, Shane Thoennes and Shannon Ackerman; and a niece, Bethany Evans.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn A. Ackerman.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m., followed by the memorial service at 3 p.m., with Pastor David Bault of Abundant Life Fellowship officiating, at Dickson Funeral Home & Crematory, Rocco R. Tedesco III, supervisor, 130 N. Second St., Conneaut Lake. Full military honors will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2006 on Saturday at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pittsburgh.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Crawford County, 464 Pine St., Meadville, Pa. 16335. Please sign the guestbook at