Leona Ackerman

June 21, 1923June 4, 2021

Leona Ackerman (née Brown), age 97, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio was born in Cleveland on June 21,1923 and passed away on June 4, 2021.

Leona was a resident of Rocky River for 60 years and had lived the past two years at the Weils in Chagrin Falls. Since January she had been wonderfully cared for at Maltz Hospice House in Beachwood.

Beloved wife of the late Lester Ackerman for 77 years; devoted mother of Diane Goldring and Bryan (Jennifer) Ackerman of Galena, IL; loving grandmother of Alisa (Rod) Copeland, Jodi (Brian) Washburn and Sean (Sara) Deck; cherished great-grandmother of Abbey Washburn, Audrey and Abby Deck; dear sister of the following deceased: Dorothy Weiner and David Brown.

Graveside funeral services will be held Monday, June 7, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Bet Olam Cemetery, 25796 Chagrin Blvd., Beachwood, Ohio 44122.

The family requests NO VISITATION.

Contribitions in Leona’s memory are suggested to Maltz Hospice House or to Beth Israel-West Temple.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Ackerman family.

Arrangements under the direction of Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel (216) 932-7900.


  • Graveside Funeral Services

    Monday, June 7, 2021


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Miriam Rosenblum

June 7, 2021

Condolences from the Rosenblum family. Many memories through the years from Beth Israel-The West Temple. May Leona's memory be for a blessing.

Daniel Kolick

June 7, 2021

Sorry to hear about Leona's passing. Such a classy lady. I really enjoyed working with Lester and Leona over the years we worked together. I will keep her and your family in my prayers. Now she can join Lester in heaven and be together again.

Scott Machol

June 6, 2021

I will miss both Les and Lee. Whenever I drive by Fairview Hospital, I always remember Kay's Floral. I always loved getting flowers there. I always enjoyed talking with them at High Holiday services and 2nd Seder.

You have out sympathies in your loss, but she is now with Les and her brother, David.

norma abdallah

June 5, 2021

I first met Lee at the Rocky River Sr Center where she would be "clacking away" at her Mah Jong table, while Les would at the Rec Center, skating away, and then later on, at the North Olmsted Party Center on Friday nights with her beloved Les. What a couple!! May they rest in peace and may their memories be eternal.

Allah Yerhamna, Norma Saba Abdallah