Bethlehem Press

Monday, January 21, 2019

Philomena O. Ackerman, 50-year Bach Choir member

Monday, January 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Philomena O. Ackerman, 98, of Bethlehem, died Dec. 25, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Pasquale and Angeline (Ronca) Oricko. She was the wife of the late Francis J. Ackerman.

She was a graduate of Bethlehem Business College.

She was a bookkeeper for various businesses.

She was a member of the Notre Dame Church of Bethlehem.

She sang in the Bach Choir of Bethlehem for more than 50 years. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi international sorority.

She is survived by two sons, Francis Jr. and his wife Gina of Newport Coast, Calif. and Patrick of Manhattan, N.Y.; a sister, Rose Mary Kennedy; and a step-grandson, Andrew and his wife Annie Dinh.

She was predeceased by a brother, Michael Oricko.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements were made by Connell Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.