60-year resident of Rome, NY, Richard Ackley, 95 recently of 6328 Lorena Rd Rome, NY died in Tonawanda, NY after a brief illness. He was born in Altmar, NY on a small family farm July 8, 1926. He was in the USAF and served in Korea during the Korean War.
Richard attended Syracuse University on the GI bill and graduated in 1959. He had an illustrious 31-year career as an Electronics Engineer designing radar for the USAF. He had a second career working for GE in Utica for 10 years.
Richard was the Education director of IEEE for many years. He was a member and did lay ministry at the Delta United Methodist church for 60 years.
His treasured past times included playing in Bridge tournaments, hiking with his beloved friends and family and traveling.
Richard is survived by his three daughters Dr Deborah Glazer (Tim Gilbert) of Lebanon, NH, Pamela Adams of Amherst, NY, Marianne Yourdon (Ward ) of Binghamton, NY , 6 grandchildren: Shannon Glazer(Ben Chappell) of Denver, CO, Adrienne Salvagni (Scott) of Albany, NY, Christopher Glazer (Cora) of Austin, Tx, Jessica Yourdon (David Rubio) and Ward Yourdon (Kristin) of San Antonio, TX and Cassandra Smith (Joel) of Grand Island, NY., and 8 great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his wife Betty Tifft Ackley, son in law, Robert Adams and by just 1 month, his cousin and best friend, Harvey Ackley. He is also survived by his cousins/ like sisters Arlea Ackley Farley of Syracuse, NY, and Shirley Greenwood of Parish, NY and his neighbor/ like a son, Dave Fiorini of Rome, NY.
Funeral services will be held at Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 North George Street Rome, NY on Sunday January 23rd at 4:00 p.m.. Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Sunday prior to the service from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
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