Leon Acker

Leon M. Acker

1939 - 2021

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Obituary of Leon M. Acker

Leon M. Acker, of Woodhull, NY, passed away at Hornell Gardens on July 14, 2021, the day before his 82nd birthday, after a brief illness. Born in Batavia, NY on July 15, 1939, Leon was the son of the late Clarence and F. Irene (Lathrop) Acker. He was a 1958 graduate of Jasper Central School. On July 24, 1960 Leon married Roberta J. Erway and together they spent the next 40 years dairy farming in the Jasper/Troupsburg area. Leon retired from farming in March 2000. Leon enjoyed fishing and big-game hunting. After retirement, he travelled to Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota and Quebec and Newfoundland, Canada to hunt elk, moose and caribou. In addition to his parents, Leon was predeceased by his brother, Harley Acker; his sisters, Gertrude Vaughn and Marjorie Welch; special niece, Sherri Dietrich and special nephew, Richard Erway. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Roberta: his sister Audra (William) Erway; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family would like to thank the staff of Hornell Gardens for their care in his final days. Friends may call from Noon - 2 pm Monday, July 19th at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main Street in Woodhull, where funeral and committal services will take place immediately following calling hours, with Eric Potter officiating. A graveside service will be held afterward at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Troupsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to the United Methodist Church of Troupsburg or the Woodhull Ambulance Corp. Arrangements are entrusted to the H.P. Smith & Son Funeral Home in Woodhull, NY.
Monday
19
July

Visitation

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday, July 19, 2021
H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home - Woodhull
1607 Main Street
Woodhull, New York, United States
(607) 458-5153
Monday
19
July

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Monday, July 19, 2021
H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home - Woodhull
1607 Main Street
Woodhull, New York, United States
(607) 458-5153