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Carl L. Ackerman

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Insurance investigator

Carl L. Ackerman, 89, of Macungie, died March 23, 2020, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Madge A. (Keiser) Ackerman. They were married for 68 years last August. Born in East Bangor, he was a son of the late Gilbert E. and Agnes S. (Lang) Ackerman.

He was a graduate of Bangor High School, Class of 1947 and Moravian College, Class of 1951.

He was an insurance investigator and claims director for Equifax Insurance Company for 43 years, retiring in 1998.

He was a member of Christ E.C. Church where he served as a former board member for over 60 years, adult Sunday school superintendent and as the fellowship and hospitality chairperson for many years.

He was the past president and member of the Lower Lehigh Lions Club for 40 years. He was the recipient of the Lion’s Club Melvin Jones Fellowship Award.

He was the past president of the L.V. Claims Association and the Allentown Toastmasters.

He was the head baseball coach for the Alton Park Sports Association for many years.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Korean Conflict.

He was one of the original founders of the USS Turner Reunion Association, where he served as president, chaplain and managed the ship store and attended all 27 reunions.

He was an avid Phillies fan and always enjoyed the many family and friends’ gatherings.

He is survived by his wife; daughters, CarlaSue and her husband, John Morris and Cathy A. and her husband, Robert Jones; son, Coy L. and his wife, Paula; grandchildren, Michael L. Jones and his wife, Gina, Melissa Kingery and her husband, Russell, Meghan Gdowik and her husband, Matthew, Colin T. and Paige A.; great-grandchildren, Alex, Tyler and Battle Jones, Ava, Emme and Chase Kingery, Griffin Gdowik and one soon to be born any day.

Contributions may be made to Christ E.C. Church, 2135 Tilghman St., Allentown, 18104.

Services will be private. A memorial service to celebrate his life in the church will be announced at a later date. Arrangements were made by the Stephens Funeral Home, Inc., Allentown.