Irwin Ackerman, 86


JOHNSTON, R.I. – Irwin Ackerman died July 9, 2022, at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. He was the beloved friend and husband of Geraldine (McDonald) Ackerman for 32 years. Born in Providence, a son of the late Harry and Edith (Galer) Ackerman, he had lived in Johnston for 34 years, previously living in Cranston. 

Irwin was an assistant vice president at various Citizen’s Bank branch locations for 42 years, happily retiring in 1995. He served in the Army National Guard. He was a graduate of Bryant University. He was a member of Touro Fraternal Association and the Lions. He was known for his raucous sense of humor and devotion to making the world a brighter place.

He was the father of David Ackerman of Florida. He was the brother of Ann Kosofsky and her husband, Howard, of The Villages, Florida, and the late Pearl Berkowitz. He was the uncle of Susan Berkowitz, Ellen Kosofsky and Stephen Kosofsky.

Contributions in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Children’s Cancer Research, 7301 Ohms Lane #355, Minneapolis, MN 55439. 

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