Herbert Donald Akerley of The Villages, FL, a former long-time resident of Neversink, NY died Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at Cornerstone Hospice in The Villages, FL. He was 77.
The son of the late Herbert Daniel and Maxine Donaldson Akerley, he was born March 22, 1944 in Monticello, NY.
Herb worked 22 years for Channel Masters in Ellenville NY in the shipping and receiving Department until the company moved to North Carolina. He then went to work for Sullivan County DPW where he was employed for 20 years before retiring as a Construction Equipment Operator in 2006. He proudly served Our Country in the US Army from 1965-1967; was a member of the Grahamsville United Methodist Church in Grahamsville, NY and former Dennis Akerley VFW post.
He enjoyed landscaping, geocaching, sudoku and in addition while in Florida, shuffleboard, Samba, and Bunco. He will be remembered as being kindhearted, hardworking, and devoted to his family.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years Kathleen "Kathy" Akerley, at home; one daughter, Lynn McKeon and her husband Sean of Grahamsville; three grandsons, Brent and his wife Danielle, Zachary and Logan; a brother, Bob Akerley and his wife Vi of Grahamsville; a sister, Maxine Buck of Milford, PA; three sisters-in-law, Barbara Gorman of Liberty, Hazel Akerley of Liberty and Olga Akerley of Woodridge; several nieces and nephews and his close friend Tony Carmeci.
In addition to his parents, Herb was predeceased by four brothers, Harold (Hetz), Kenneth, Ralph and Dennis; two sisters Lulubelle Gloor and Helen Johnston; and a daughter Ruth.
Visitation will be Tuesday, June 29, 2021 from 10 AM - 12 Noon in the Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley, Liberty, NY.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 12 Noon in the funeral home. The Rev. Gretchen Fischer will officiate.
Burial will be in the Rural Cemetery, Grahamsville, NY.
Memorial contributions in Herb's name may be made to the charity of one’s choice or Cornerstone Hospice 601 Mariposa Way, The Villages FL 32162
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home West St. at Buckley, Liberty, NY 845-292-0001 or 845-439-5200 or www.Harris-FH.com
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