Averill Park- Harry W. Ackner, Jr., 85, of Teal Road, Glass Lake, died on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn.
Born in Troy, Harry was the son of the late Ida M. Lobdell Ackner and Harry W. Ackner, Sr. and attended the Averill Park Central School District.
Mr. Ackner was a self-employed fuel oil and propane distributor, taking over the family business at a very young age after the death of his father, only two years after his father had started it. He was always a very hard-working man, and over a period of 60 years he developed Ackner Fuels, Inc. into a thriving business.
Harry was predeceased in 1983 by his wife, Beverly J. Hunt Ackner. He is survived by his children Keith Ackner (Patricia) of Poestenkill, Nadine Cragon (Blythe) of Loudonville, Shelley Beaudette (Mark) of West Sand Lake, Sheila Lobdell (Mark) of West Sand Lake, Chad Ackner (Carol) of New Bern, N.C., and his brother Richard S. Ackner (Carol) of Bakersville, N.C.; ten grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Services were private at Harry’s request.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Albany Medical Center and the staff at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn, all of whom provided excellent care for their dad.
Contributions in memory of Harry W. Ackner, Jr. may be made to the St. Peter’s Hospice Inn, Hospice for Philanthropy, 310 South Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208.
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