Theodore Alphonso Akrie

November 27, 1937November 19, 2011

Theodore "Ted" Alphonso Akrie, first born of Alphonso and Fozzie Akrie and big brother to Barbara Jean Flax; entered into this world on November 27, 1937 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a child and growing teenager, Ted attended elementary, middle and high school in Pittsburgh. While in high school, Ted met and married the love of his life, Naomi Waters on March 2, 1959. And then later, became a proud father of two sons, Eric Akrie on September 5, 1960 and Darren Akrie, born, November 14, 1964. Ted enlisted with the Army Reserves for three and a half years and served in the United States Air Force for 26 ½ years. While enlisted in the US Air Force, Ted and his family spent time stationed at Nellis AF Base in Las Vegas, McDill AF Base in Tampa, Hellenikon AF Base in Athens, Greece, McGuire AF Base, NJ and Lowry AF Base Denver. After his tour of duty in the Vietnam War, he was transferred to Lowry Air Force Base in Denver and received honorable discharge from the United States Air Force 15 years later. After retiring from the United States Air Force, Ted devoted the next 19 years working for the United States Postal Service, ending his 49 year Federal Government career in 2006. The most important thing in the world to Ted was his family. He found great joy not only in his children, but in all four of his grandchildren as well. Watching movies, playing cards, and bowling were a few of the hobbies that he loved. Once Ted became a grandfather, Easter became a huge event at the Akrie residence. Snickering to himself, he would hide plastic Easter eggs filled with money to delight the grandkids on Easter Sunday. Ted was a strong, loving and devoted husband to his wife Naomi. They spent 52 years building a wonderful life together. Ted and Naomi enjoyed going to church, attending grandchildren’s sporting events, and travel. Ted, Teddy, Pop, Dad, Grandpa we will miss you.


  • Visitation Sunday, November 27, 2011
  • Home Going Celebration Monday, November 28, 2011

Theodore Alphonso Akrie

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December 7, 2011

My absolute favorite cousin in the world..Family meant everything to him even as a kid. I remember him trying to get home from Viet nam when his dad passed. Naomi was the love of his life, and those kids and grandkids. Thank you God for blessing us to have him in our world.I

Chuck and Jeannie Davis

November 30, 2011

Naomi and Family, The loss of our dear friend, Teddy, is painful. Yet, we cling to many memories of the good times we've shared throughout the years. His laughter was contagious and his warmth and generosity always sincere. We are blessed to have had him in our lives and will forever keep him in our hearts.

Arlene Booker

November 28, 2011

Extending deep and heartfelt sympathy to the Akrie family. May loving memories ease your pain and the love and support of family and friends comfort you during this difficult time.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Arlene Booker (FHG)

Rori Jimerson

November 28, 2011

It has been a pleasure to have known such a kind, strong, friend and neighbor such as Mr Akrie. We know not what plans God has for us, but we will still miss his presence. To the Family: Mr Akrie-is amongst some very good company. Many blessings

Stephanie Coleman

November 27, 2011

Thank you Naomi for the time that you and your husband Minister Teddy spent with me and my son Josh. I was a single parent with my son,( 11 years old) he is 21 and getting ready to graduate from the Colorado School of Mines. I am happily remarried. You were both mentors and God parents. Naomi, the Lord continue to bless and keep you.

Love always,
Stephanie Coleman

Ken & Vickey Smith

November 27, 2011

Dear Naomi and Family,

We will always remember Teddy a very caring person and a good friend.

Our prayers are with you all during your time of sorrow. We pray that God will wrap his loving arms around and comfort you as only He can.


November 27, 2011

Our hearts and prayers go out to the entire Akrie Family. The loss of a loved one is never easy, especally a parent. Remember the love, guidance, and memories he gave. Duane, Teresa, Matt and Michael

Lisa roy

November 26, 2011

Mr. Akrie was a wonderful man. He leaves an incredible legacy in his lovely family.

Lisa Roy

November 26, 2011

Teddy was a wonderful father,husband and friend. His love for Naomi was evident in everything he did and his generousity and intergrity always impressed me. You could count on Teddy to help out whenever you needed help. I referred to him as my Denver dad. I will miss him greatly.

Beverly Brewer (Aurora Co.)

Erica Hageman

November 25, 2011

Ted was an amazing giving man. He will be greatly misses