SINCLAIRVILLE - Edward A. Acker, 72, of Old Chautauqua Road, Sinclairville, N.Y., died Friday (April 27, 2012) in WCA Hospital in Jamestown.
He was born July 5, 1939 in Jamestown, the son of the late Francis and Pearl Robbins Acker.
Edward was the owner/manager of Edward Acker Lawn Service and also worked at Fieldbrook Farm in Dunkirk.
He attended Open Door Baptist Church in Cassadaga.
Edward enjoyed flowers and gardens, was an avid movie collector and loved music. He also loved his dog Fat Boy and all of his previous pet dogs over the years. He was highly thought of in his community and will always be remembered for his hard work ethic and great generosity to others. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by one daughter Linda Hamton (husband Frank), of Buffalo, N.Y.; several grand-children and great grand-children; two nephews, Tim Shoemaker and Stewart Shoemaker; two nieces, Trudy Shoemaker and Tammy Foti; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Ed had many friends that he considered to be like his family, especially Kim Meacham and Tony Grey who were very devoted to caring for him as if he was their father.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mildred, his sister and brother-in-law Bruce and Elizabeth Shoemaker, his uncle William Robbins and his maternal grandparents Clarence and Elizabeth Robbins.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family, burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Sinclairville. Memorials may be made to the Gerry Fire Department, or Hospice of Chautauqua County. The Freay Funeral Home in Mayville is in charge of arrangements.