Services:

Funeral services will be held, Monday, March 4, 2019, at 11 AM at the Ruggiero Funeral Home, LLC, www.ruggierofuneralhome.com, 126 E. Pennsylvania Avenue, Pen Argyl.  There will be a visitation Monday beginning at 10 AM until time of services at the funeral home.  Interment with Military Honors will be in Bethlehem Memorial Park, Bethlehem.

Memorials:

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be offered in Leo’s name to St. Luke’s Hospice/Development, 801 Ostrum Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015.

 


Leo R. Ackerknecht
 
Born: March 23, 1932
Died: February 25, 2019

Leo R. Ackerknecht, 86, of Bangor, formerly of Bethlehem and Pen Argyl, passed away, Monday, February 25, 2019, at his residence.  He was the husband of Harriett K. “Kay” (Shook) Ackerknecht, they celebrated 39 years of marriage, October 27, 2018.

Born in Mauch Chunk, PA, March 23, 1932, he was the son of the late Earl and Dorothy (Ripkey) Ackerknecht.

For 35 years, Leo was employed as a truck driver and later, for 10 years, he was employed by the Bethlehem Parking Authority.

Leo served in the US Navy during the Korean War aboard the USS Oriskany and was a member of the USS Oriskany Association.

In addition to his wife, Kay, he is survived by a daughter, Beverly Ackerknecht of Pinellas Park, FL, two grandchildren, Ashley and Shane, two sisters, Leola “Sis “ Cadugan of Jim Thorpe and Patricia “Patsy” Cecala (Joseph) of Whitehall, and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son David, and brothers Harry and Thomas.

Funeral services will be held, Monday, March 4, 2019, at 11 AM at the Ruggiero Funeral Home, LLC, www.ruggierofuneralhome.com, 126 E. Pennsylvania Avenue, Pen Argyl.  There will be a visitation Monday beginning at 10 AM until time of services at the funeral home.  Interment with Military Honors will be in Bethlehem Memorial Park, Bethlehem.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be offered in Leo’s name to St. Luke’s Hospice/Development, 801 Ostrum Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015.

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