CRANSTON, R.I.– Alvin Ackerman died on April 8, at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Sylvia (Pockar) Ackerman. They were married for 59 years. Born in New York, N.Y., a son of the late Morris and Beatrice (Fuchs) Ackerman, he had lived in Cranston for 49 years. He worked for the federal government and for the State of R.I. for nearly 50 years, retiring in the early 1990s. Alvin was a World War II Navy veteran. He loved sports and the beach. Devoted father of Michael Ackerman of Charlottesville, Va. Dear brother of the late Harvey and Andrew Ackerman and Sylvia Thau. Cherished uncle of several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. in R.I. Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 301 South County Trail, Exeter. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Disabled American Veterans, 380 Westminster Mall, Providence, R.I. 02903. Shiva will be private.