Marblehead — Mr. Ronald Ackerman, 72, of Marblehead, died on Thursday night, in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, after a brief illness.
Ron was born in Cambridge, Mass., and was the son of the late George N. and Susan (Mooney) Ackerman. He had 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 teacher's 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 longtime, very active and committed Mason. He served the Mt. Lebanon Lodge in Boston, where he served as Past Master, the St. Andrew's Royal Arch Chapter, Boston Council, Boston Commandery, and the Jordan Lodge in Peabody. He served with the U.S. 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, and Jean Marie Moynahan and her husband, Michael; his devoted extended family, Rev. Dr. William and Peg Simpson, Steven Crevatis and his wife, Helen, and 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.
ARRANGEMENTS: 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. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St. Lynn, Mass. For his register book, please visit www.cuffemcginn.com.