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Jeremiah "Jerry" Clement Acri

1 May, 19409 May, 2021

Jerry C. Acri, 81, of Lower Paxton Township, passed away peacefully at UPMC Osteopathic Hospital on Sunday, May 9, 2021. Born May 1, 1940, in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late Maurice and Violet Acri. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 56 years, Joyce, and sister Marsha (Acri) Chaki. Jerry was a 1958 graduate of Bishop McDevitt High School and was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. He was a past member of The Hershey Italian Lodge, The Knights of Columbus Council 869, and The Colonial Country Club. He retired from Xpedx, formerly Harrisburg Paper Company, as Vice-President, Director Government Division after 43 years. He loved summer vacations to Avalon, NJ, traveling the world with Joyce (Italy & Ireland were favs), playing bocce with friends, solving the world’s problems with his comrades over coffee, having lunch at Two Brothers Pizza, and walking the mall. He loved the game of golf and spent countless hours on the greens at Colonial – registering a few flight championships and a hole in one. He was blessed with great oratory skills and was a natural born salesman. He was never without a joke or antidote and his quick wit and humor will be missed. He is survived by daughter Colleen M. Stewart (Randy) of LaVale, MD and son Michael S. Acri (Dina) of Lower Paxton Township. He was “Pop-Pop” to his grandchildren Chloe and Madison Stewart and Gianna and Vincent Acri. The family would like to thank the staff at the Ecumenical Retirement Community and UPMC Osteopathic for their kind and compassionate care. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Name of Jesus Church on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 11:00 am. A visitation will be held at the church from 10:00-11:00 am prior to the Mass. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110; and/or Holy Name of Jesus Church, 6150 Allentown Blvd., Harrisburg, PA 17112.


  • Colleen M. Stewart (Randy), Daughter
  • Michael S. Acri (Dina), Son
  • Chloe Stewart, Madison Stewart, Gianna Acri, & Vincent Acri, Grandchildren
  • In addition to his parents; Maurice and Violet Acri, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Joyce Acri, and his sister, Marsha Chaki.

  • Hospice of Central PA
  • Holy Name of Jesus Church


  • Visitation

    Saturday, 22 May , 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, 22 May , 2021

  • Burial

    Saturday, 22 May , 2021


Jeremiah "Jerry" Clement Acri

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