Ralph E. Ackerknecht, age 53, of Johnstown, passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2013, at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam after a long illness.
He was born on November 27, 1959, in Gloversville.
A graduate of Johnstown High School, he was employed as a leather worker for several local tanneries and also worked at Rogers Orchard until the onset of illness.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Church, Johnstown.
Survivors include his mother, Alice Ackerknecht; three brothers, David P. Ackerknecht, Alan F. Ackerknecht and Eugene K. Ackerknecht; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sister, Lori Ann Ackerknecht in 1989; and his father, Eugene Ackerknecht in 2001.
Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. at the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, 1 N. Melcher Street, Johnstown.
Visitation for friends and family will be on Tuesday prior to the service from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda at a later date.
Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Avenue, Gloversville, NY 12078 or to James A. Brennan Memorial Humane Society of Fulton County, 437 Nine Mile Tree Road, Gloversville, NY 12078.
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website atwww.barterdonnan.com.