Obituary: Ashley Ackerman

Obituary: Ashley Ackerman

Ashley Ackerman, 75, of Atlanta, died Jan. 6, 2019.

Ashley Ackerman, 75, of Atlanta, died Jan. 6, 2019. Born in Gary, Ind. in 1943, he moved to Atlanta in 1978. Ashley was a devoted father, brother, cousin and a friend to everyone he met.

His passion for his sports teams – the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears and Indiana University basketball – was unrivaled.

He was self-employed throughout most of his career, which ran the gamut from a cheese and wine deli, a cookie business and Sandwich and Stuff deli to an engraving business. His favorite social pastimes were bowling with the B’nai B’rith league and playing cards with his regular buddies. He loved to make people smile and always used the line “to make a long story short,” while he was telling a long-winded story.

He was preceded in death by his older brother, Warren Ackerman of Indianapolis. He is survived by his daughter Rosanne Ackerman Mastin (Jasen) and his many, many friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.  A memorial service was held Jan. 13, 2019, at Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care with Rabbi Judith Beiner officiating.  Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta, 770-451-4999.

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