Marian B. Acker

Marian B. Acker, 93, formerly of Derrick Road, Bradford, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at The Pavilion @ BRMC. 

Marian was born in Bradford, on December 22, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Harold F. Bernard and Alice Mary (Bennett) Benard-Olszawy. She was a 1947 Bradford High School graduate.

On August 8, 1948 in Bradford, she married John R. Acker, who preceded her in death on March 3, 2002.

Marian worked as a store manager at Speigal Catalogue Company and was a loving mom to her three sons, she attended Trott Vocational Nursing School and received her LPN. She worked as a Nurse at the Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital, and at the Mississippi School for the Blind and Deaf. 

She is survived by her two sons Geoffrey Acker, of Bradford, and Garold Acker, of North Tonawanda, NY, four grandsons, Aaron Acker, John Acker, Isaac Acker, and Daniel Acker, two granddaughters, Kendelle Acker and Rebecca Acker and one cousin, Joyce Ostrander.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one son, Gregory Acker.

Friends are invited to a Rite of Christian Burial on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at 1:00 PM, in the Church of Ascension, with Rev. Stacy Fussell, Rector as celebrant. Committal services will follow in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions if desired can be made to Mississippi School for the Blind and Deaf, 1253 Eastover Dr., Jackson, MS, 39211, or a charity of the donors choice. 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Home.

Online contributions if desired may be made at



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