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James R. Ackerman III
James R. Ackerman III

December 29, 1941 - May 23, 2019
Born in Newark,NJ
Resided in Newton, New Jersey


James R. Ackerman, III, 77, of Hampton Township, died Thursday May 23, 2019, at home in Hampton Township.

Born in Newark, James was raised in Montville. He served his country as a Marine. James loved working with wood, making clocks and furniture. He worked as an Electrician for the Local 102 Union, in Parsippany for over 20 years. James was a handy man that liked fishing for Cod and Blue fish. Even though James a homebody, he did enjoy attending the local auctions and farmers markets.

Son of the late James Russell Ackerman, II, and Norma (nee Ruki) Ackerman, James is predeceased by his brother, Gary Ackerman. He is survived by his wife, June (nee Maxton) Ackerman, of Hampton Township; his daughter, Jan Smith, of Hampton Township; his son, Marc Ackerman and wife, Lori, of Wantage; his sister, Fran Krug, of Ashville, NC; his grandchildren, Shane and Reece Smith; and his beloved dogs, Casey and Shane.

Memorial donations may be made in James honor to the Father Johns Animal House, 50 Father Johns Ln, Lafayette Township, NJ 07848, or the SADS Foundation, 4527 South 2300 East, Suite 104, Salt Lake City, UT 84117.

Funeral services are private and under the direction of the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton. Online condolences may be made at

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