Philip M. Ackerman
May 24, 1940 - May 29, 2021
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Mayflower Congregational Church
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Thursday 6/10, 11:00 am
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Mansfield Memorial Park
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Philip M. Ackerman, 81, of Mansfield, Ohio passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital. He was born in Mansfield on May 24, 1940 to the late Philip and Verna (Moore) Ackerman.   Philip was a graduate of Madison High School class of 1958 and attended Defiance…

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Sharon Wood left a message on July 8, 2021:
I am so sorry to hear this. My husband worked for Phil as a volunteer fireman and on the medical squad. He enjoyed learning from Phil. It spoiled him when he worked at other fire departments. He always said he learned from the best. He worked for Phil at Madison Township Fire Department for 5 years. My husband passed away in 2015. My deepest sympathy to his family. Sharon Wood wife of Wayne T. Wood.
Starla scholler left a message on June 10, 2021:
To Pat Robertson and the Ackerman family, I am very sorry for your loss. Pat, it was so good to see you again at my mother's calling hours. I am so sorry for your loss I know you seemed so happy about your engagement to Phil and I wish you could of had more time together. I know you will always have many great memories of the years you spent together. Would love to see you again . Give me a call anytime we are in the book. Thinking of all of Phil's family during this difficult time. Hope you all find peace in all your memories.
THOM DURBIN left a message on June 10, 2021:
Sincere condolences to the Ackerman family. I had the privilege to work with "Chief" Ackerman in the late 1980's and 1990's through an association with Mansfield Ambulance and those memories are very fond ones. Phil had the ability to explore non-conventional and pioneering ideas to improve the fire and EMS services in Madison Township as well as much of Richland County. He led the Madison Fire Department through the height of its volunteer era and into a paid-professional department. I regret I had not seen him in several years, but I have always considered him a dear friend. Thom Durbin
Russell Stanford N8MVX left a message on June 9, 2021:
My sincere condolences to the Ackerman family. Your presence here will be sorely missed. 73 my friend
Anita Gould left a message on June 9, 2021:
So sorry for your family's loss Thoughts and prayers to all of you.
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Jeff Stigall left a message on June 9, 2021:
So sorry to hear of Phil's passing. I knew Phil for a lot of years and had the utmost respect for him. Did all of my T/A training under Phil many years ago. Lot's of great memories, especially the football rivalries and games we had between Madison and Mifflin Fire Departments. My condolences to all of you in the Ackerman family.
Larry Roop left a message on June 8, 2021:
I have known Phi for many years within the Amateur Radio Community. Always a great guy. He would help you out when ever he could sometimes sharing much wisdom along the way. No doubt he will be missed by many many people.
David Spain left a message on June 8, 2021:
Phil Ackerman woke up one morning and found himself to be the new Fire Chief of the Madison Township, Richland County, Ohio Fire Department. Over time, he proved to be the best choice for the position. Phil was a "progressive" Fire Chief, not one bit afraid to try new fire extinguishment, or Emergency Medical Service procedures, or Hazardous Material methods to contain, extinguish or treat someone, or to abate numerous different types of everchanging life threatening and emergency incidents. For that he received many accolades and "atta boys", and he deserved them, every one of them. Take care, Chief. The firehouse bells way up there are ringing your arrival in a cherished sequence. The best to yeah Phillip!
Mary Zeigler left a message on June 8, 2021:
To All the family my heart hurts for you all! I have known Phil for a long time and he was a very caring father, husband, grandpa etc. Prayers and loads of love to all!
Cathy Carr-Roth left a message on June 7, 2021:
Phil I hope you find my father and talk and laugh - Jack has probably waited long enough for your company. Rest In Peace
Robert G. Arthur left a message on June 4, 2021:
I had the honor of not only having Phil as my Fire Chief but as a close personal friend. PD you would have made him a great wife. Phil was instrumental in starting the only fire training program to be solely operated out of a township fire department in the state of Ohio. The Madison Academic Center for Emergency Services (MACES) was began with my assistance but under his guidance, we trained 15 young men in the first class to be professional Firefighters (240 hour course). Most of whom went on to become hired by local fire departments. To my knowledge that has never been done for or since. Phil was also a very devout Christian and I am happy to say he was very involved at Mayflower Congregational Church( even occasionally stepping up to preach) until his death. He will be sorely missed!! Goodbye my old friend! God bless you all!!
SHERRY HAGAR left a message on June 3, 2021:
My heart-felt sympathy goes out to his family and anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. I enjoyed working with Phil aka Pointy Boots. He was so much fun. Always put a smile on my face and gave me great advice. He will be missed greatly.
Jenny Taylor left a message on June 2, 2021:
Thoughts and prayers with Phil's family as well as fiancé Pat. I'm so sorry to learn of this news. Phil and I shared a birthday not long ago and every year we would send a greeting. He was one of many mentors for me in amateur radio and though we drifted apart over the years, we had our times of texting, talking, and me randomly stopping by his house to talk radio and Ford vehicles. He was proud of me for driving two Fords lol, Fusion and Edge respectively. I will really miss Phil and can't thank him enough for all he's done for me and the amateur radio community. He's in heaven out of pain with all of our friends who have gone before us. Until we meet again, rest in peace.
Gary Zellner left a message on June 2, 2021:
My sincere condolences to the family. I just learned of his passing today (June 02,2021) . I held a deep admiration for Phil and cherished his friendship. I worked along side with him at the Radio Shack store on Ashland Road, and he was instrumental in helping me gain my Amateur Ham Radio Operator License. He will be missed by many, and surely by myself.
Debbie Houser left a message on June 1, 2021:
So sad to hear of Phil's passing, prayers for all the family and Pat. Madison Twp, is what it is today because of him. RIP Phil Jim & Debbie Houser
William & Rachel Hilson left a message on May 31, 2021:
We are very sorry for your loss. Our heart breaks for all of you. We can't even tell you how much good advice Phil has us over the years about life in general. We just don't have the words for the gratitude and respect we have for him.
Wappner Funeral Directors and Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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