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William Ross Acker


William Ross Acker, 89, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey.

He was born July 25, 1928 in Pittsburgh and was the loving son of the late Hobart W. and Grace (Ross) Acker.

Bill was in the U.S. Marine Corp from 1946 to 1950. He started work as an electrician and was a lifelong member of the IBEW. He worked in the construction industry as an electrical engineer and built electrical power plants all over the world. He worked for Untied Engineers & Constructors, Gilbert Associates, Nuclear Power Services (NPS), and self-employed with GPU Nuclear to support outages and plant modifications. In semi-retirement, Bill then took his talents to Sunset Golf Course. Bill enjoyed horseback riding, golf, attending his grandkids sporting events and recitals and soaking up the sun.

In addition to his parents William is preceded in death by his wife Margaret (Sugar) Acker; infant son, William Jr., sisters, Mary Mathis and Nancy Acker.

Bill is survived by his children, Stephen Acker and his wife Carolyn (Hippensteel) of Middletown, Molly Bushwaller and her husband Bill of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Michael Acker and his wife Leann (Stauffer) of Hummelstown, and Ann Bathurst and her husband Troy of Middletown; grandchildren, Jennifer Crater, Jonathan and Sean Acker, Brandyn, Grace and Margaret Bathurst; two great-grandchildren; siblings, Peggy Walmer, Grace Acker, Hobart Acker; and brother-in-law, Norm Mathis.

There is Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 280 N. Race St., Middletown, with Fr. Ted Keating as celebrant. There is a viewing Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 East Main St., Middletown and on Monday from 10: a.m. until the time of service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to Semper Fi Fund, Box 555193, Camp Pendleton, CA 92055 or Grane Hospice, 1200 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

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