2016-12-07 / Obituaries

Chester Edwin Ackerley

Chester Edwin ( Eddie) Ackerley passed away on his 75th birthday, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at Albany Medical Center.

Eddie was born December 1, 1941, the son of Chester VanEtten Ackerley and Flora Miller Ackerley at Benedictine Hospital in Kingston. He was a life long resident of Margaretville.

He was a self-employed owner/ operator of Ackerley and Sons Garage until ill health forced his retirement. He was a past member of the Margaretville Fire Department and was employed at Belleayre Ski Center in his early years as a ski instructor.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Balcom Ackerley; two sons, V. Cody of Margaretville and Casey of El Paso, TX; his special little Honey Bee, Taylor Slavin; his mother-in-law, Shirley Balcom of Andes; stepsons, Ralph Garofolo Jr. and wife, Evette of Grand Gorge and Paul Garofolo. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Collin, Gabrielle, Christopher, and Mia Garofolo and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Eileen Huggans.

At his request there will be no calling hours or funeral.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.

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