Rene Ackerman KIAWAH ISLAND - Rene John Ackerman, 84, of Kiawah Island, SC, passed away Monday, September 13, 2021, at UPMC Passavant-McCandless hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. He was born on Aug 5, 1937 to Stella Pzonek Ackerman and Rene Joseph Ackerman of Jersey City, NJ. Upon graduation from high school (Saint Peter's Prep) and college, Rene joined the U.S. Army as an officer, where he used his college finance skills as a member of the Finance Corps branch of the Army. Rene retired from the U.S. Army after completing 30 years of service and progressing to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. After active duty in the military, Rene was employed as part of the finance committee at the headquarters for Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) in Warrendale, PA. He later accepted the position of Treasurer of Finance for American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in New York, NY and spent 10 years living in Stamford, CT. Rene retired from work in 2001 and moved with his wife to their retirement home on Kiawah Island, SC. During his retirement years, Rene enjoyed a competitive game of Bridge, was formerly the starter at Cougar Point golf course, enjoyed socializing with friends and neighbors, and could be seen proudly wearing the sweatshirts from the colleges his grandchildren attended while walking his dog Marley. Rene was a faithful member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church on John's Island, SC. Surviving is his wife of 37 years, Rebecca Miller Ackerman; his four children, Rene (Denise) Ackerman, Lynne Ackerman, Carol (Michael) Barton, Mary Beth (Thomas) Rieck; his three stepchildren, Elizabeth (David Brown) Hahn, Katherine (Lon) Lesniak, David (Christine) Hahn; his seventeen grandchildren; and his dog, Marley Ackerman. He is also survived by his two sisters, Janet Eggeling and Diane Ackerman. Rene was preceded in death by a sister; Maryann Steinberger; and by both of his parents. There will be no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 1PM in St. Alexis Church (St. Aidan Parish) Wexford, PA. Masks are required in church. Interment will be private. In Lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions be made to https:// goprep.spprep.org/site/
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Published by Charleston Post & Courier from Sep. 15 to Sep. 19, 2021.