Clipped From The Daily Intelligencer
Carl Ackerman Jr. Carl Frederick "Rick" Ackerman Jr., of Creswell, Md., died on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007, at his home, Mount Adams Farm. He was 55. Mr. Ackerman was married to Katy Dallam, an English teacher and head of the Middle School at Harford Day School in Bel Air, Md. They had been married since 1992. Born in Bucks County, he was the son of Carl Frederick Ackerman Sr. of Abingdon, Md., and the late Louise Sevin Ackerman. He graduated from New Hope-Solebury High School and attended Mitchell College in New London, Conn. Returning to Bucks County, Mr. Ackerman began working with heavy equipment and welding. In 1979, he realized a dream of owning and operating his own business, Carversville Equipment, in Carversville, Pa. This summer, he sold the business and relocated his machinery to Mount Adams Farm, his wife's family home. Friends and family recalled that Mr. Ackerman was interested in genealogy and enjoyed reading American history and other non-fiction. He loved to go clamming while on vacation with his family in Massachusetts, and also enjoyed fishing. While living in Bucks County, he was very active at Trinity Solebury Episcopal Church. He always liked fixing equipment and had a collection of antique Ferguson tractors that he was restoring. His greatest joy came from being a father to his son, Samuel Webster Ackerman. In addition to his wife, father, and son, Mr. Ackerman is survived by his sisters, Susan Ackerman Sommer of Maplewood, N.J., and Joyce Ackerman of Skamokawa, Wash., and a niece and a nephew. Calling hours for friends and family will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, at home. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Bel Air, Md. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Harford Day School, 715 Moores Mill Road, Bel Air, MD 21014. McCuinas funeral Home, , Mil.