Charlotte Zucker Ackerson August 7, 1922 -- November 3, 2012 Charlotte was born in Holmdel, New Jersey, on August 7th in the summer of 1922, the second of three daughters of Alida and George Zucker. She and her sisters, Alida and Winnie, grew up in the countryside, first attending a two-room schoolhouse. Charlotte graduated from Keyport High School in the class of 1940. Thereafter, she attended Drake Business School and worked for Household Finance Company as a bookkeeper. On June 20th, 1943, she married Kenneth T. Ackerson, a young lieutenant in the army, and the boy who had lived next door all her life. Charlotte and Ken celebrated their first anniversary with the birth of their first child, Jeffrey, and Charlotte took care of him alone when Ken was shipped to the Philippines during World War II. After Ken's return, they relocated to East Aurora, New York, where their two daughters, Sandra and Virginia, were born. In 1955, Ken's job with the federal government required that they move to Silver Spring, Maryland, where some years later their youngest child, Neal, was born. Charlotte bloomed where she had been replanted, raising her family, volunteering in the schools and as a Girl Scout leader. Her favorite and frequent activities were cooking, sewing, and gardening--all to the benefit of those she loved best. She and Ken were active members of the Silver Spring Presbyterian Church--he as organist, she in the sewing circle, and both of them together in the couples' supper club. Charlotte used her skills as a seamstress teaching underprivileged women to sew. Once their children had all graduated and left home, Charlotte went to work for Arbitron Corporation. After Charlotte and Ken retired, the lure of sunshine and proximity to the beach drew the couple to south Florida. They moved to Light House Point, and became members of the First Presbyterian Church in Pompano Beach. Some years later, they became pioneer residents on the tenth floor of the Heritage Tower at John Knox Village. Charlotte could often be found on Sunday nights enjoying dominoes with their new friends there. Charlotte is survived by the love of her life, Ken, her husband of 69 years; her four children and their spouses, ten grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Pompano Beach on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Memorial Fund for Music Ministry of the First Presbyterian Church. Edwards Cremation & Funeral Services, Wilton Manors.