Thomas J. Ackerman

October 21, 1954 - October 25, 2023

Visitation: Sunday, October 29, 2023, 2-6 pm; Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry Township

Service: Monday, October 30, 2023, 10 am; Our Lady of The Valley Parish, St. Cecilia Church

Thomas J. Ackerman

Age 69, of North Sewickley Township, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, with his wife by his bedside. Born October 21, 1954, son of the late Edward and Margaret (Rodrian) Ackerman. Beloved husband of Marylin C. McFarland, whom he married on  3/7/23; Father of Jessica (Zachary) Dorman ; Pap-Pap of Azrael  Dorman;  Brother of Edward J. (Renee), Peggy DeMellier and the late Lorretta Groff, James Ackerman, and John Ackerman.

Tom was known for being generous and kind to anyone he came across. He loved spending time with his friends; and was an excellent musician, having played in several bands.

Family and friends are welcome on Sunday from 2-6 pm at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry Township, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 10 am at Our Lady of The Valley Parish, St. Cecilia Church, with Rev. Paul Kuppe officiating. Interment will follow at North Side Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Tom’s name to The Carmelite Monastery of Allentown, 3551 Lanark Rd Coopersburg, PA  18036, or American Legion Post 512.

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  • Whitey Boehm

    A great man and a great friend will be missed. Will miss seeing him at the flea market and around the neighborhood. Will also miss his guidance doing my taxes. Was just looking him up again and saw this! God Bless till we meet again!

  • Kimberly voie

    Tom was the nicest and sweetest person, always cheerful with a smile on his face. He will be missed.

  • ian & star spark

    To the best front man I’ve ever kept beat for and to our favorite tax man , may you jam with the angels as you make your way up the stairway to heaven. We will miss you and always have great memories .God bless your soul and rest in peace our friend.

  • Jamie R. Church

    We will miss you so much Uncle Tom. Thank you for being our ray of light during the dark times. All of us in Texas looked forward to your visits. We will cherish all of the memories and think of you often. Sending lots of love from Texas to Marilyn, family and friends. We love you BIG.
    Jamie and Nate

  • Keith Branagan

    I was honored to be Tom’s friend and band mate for 3 decades. He was selfless and would help anyone in need. His sense of humor brought smiles and laughter to everyone he encountered. I will miss you big time my friend. You will be remembered by all as the wonderful person you were here on earth. Rest in peace Tommy.

  • Joyce Miller

    He will be missed by many people

  • Randy Hartle

    Tom will always be remembered for his ability to light up a room with his jokes and his smile. His musical talent was immeasurable. A genuine, true friend that will never be forgotten. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Marilyn and his family. May he rest in peace, and may we all find comfort in his memory.
    With Sympathy,
    Randy & Renee Hartle

  • Rosemary and Doug Goetz

    Always a gentleman and friend for over 40 year, he will sorely missed
    Save travels!

  • Maren Ackerman

    We will miss you Uncle Tom. Thank you for all the good times. We sure did enjoy having you down in Texas for your visits and listening to you sing, simply being happy. We hope you and your siblings are having a great time in heaven! Love and prayers to Marilyn and the family. ❤️🙏

  • Myles Radvansky

    My deepest sympathies. Tom and I had many memories when we attended Penn State together.

  • Harriet Klatte

    I have 51 years of friendship, memories, stories and laughs that I shared with my friend Tom. But, the thing I’ll miss most about Tom is his smile.

  • Bob Muchow

    Tom was a great guy with a big heart. I remember attending a fund raising event that he and his band put on for toys for tots, Tom had a big smile on his face all evening, that says it all.

  • Dave & Mary LeJeune

    Tommy always had a way to make you feel good, With a compliment and a Smile! Loved watching him play his guitar❤️ He will be Missed🎸

  • Roxann Young

    Many years ago I met Tom at home depot while looking at seeds. We got to talking , only to find he only lived down the road from me. I was so blessed to have met Tom that day and that we became friends . I will miss Tom, his sense of humor and his love of cats.

  • Bob McDonough

    Tommy was a great man. Enjoyed many times with him at the American legion. He played and sang like he lived .., to the fullest

    God be with you my friend

  • Gary Sutton

    Though I haven’t seen Tom in several years, I will always remember his sense of humor and upbeat personality. He was always friendly to me and was forever ready to deliver a series of jokes, or story, to either enliven or boost everyone’s mood. I will always remember his voice and smile.

  • Joyce Miller

    He will be missed by many people

  • Mary Lou Healy

    Rest in peace dear Tom, I will miss you so much. Thank you for being a great friend, travel buddy, wine drinker, and the list goes on and on. I will remember all the the times you two surprised us on our trips, always showing up at the right time. I will always think of you when I hear “Lights”! Fly high sweet Tom, John and I love you and cherish the times we shared with you. Till we meet again

  • Sherry Branagan

    My deepest condolences and prayers for his family. Tom was such a fun, loving and good hearted person. The light of his beautiful spirit shined through his eyes whenever he smiled. He loved bringing joy to others with his great sense of humor and musical talent. He helped to make the world a brighter place and will be greatly missed. He is now in a better place for all of eternity.

  • LouAnn Ross

    Tom brought laugther, music and love to the world in a way that few people could. In our younger days, he was the big brother I never had and I am so glad that we stayed in touch over these past many years. Wishing Marilyn, his friends and family peace and comfort through these difficult times. Rest in peace Tom, you will be missed.

  • Charles Glaab

    My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to Marilyn and the rest of Tom’s family during this difficult time. I will forever remember Tom’s musical talent and humor. May he rest in peace.🙏


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