Kenneth E. Akerley

LEWISTON – Kenneth E. Akerley, 92, of 40 Bradley St., Lewiston, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at Central Maine Medical Center following a long illness.

Born in Lewiston on Feb. 1, 1929, he was the son of William P. and Mary L. Thomas Ackerley. Educated locally, he was a graduate of Lewiston High School, class of ‘46.

He joined the Marine Corps in 1947, and served through the Korean War, eventually also serving in the Army Reserve in the 1970s.

A big believer in education, Ken earned a B.S. degree in business administration from the University of Maine Augusta in 1978 and went on to earn several associate degrees.

He worked several jobs over his life, including as a sasher tender at Bates Manufacturing, and at the Androscoggin County Sheriff Department.

A devout Catholic, he was a member of the former St. Patrick’s Church, belonged to the SS. Peter and Paul Basilica, Prince of Peace Parish, and was a 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus.

Survivors include two sons, Michael and Patrick, both of Lewiston, a daughter, Beverly of California; and a grandson, Ian Akerley.

Visitation will be held at the Albert and Burpee Funeral Home on Tuesday, 9 to 10:30 a.m., followed by a service in the Upper Church of the SS. Peter and Paul Basilica at 11 a.m. Interment, Gracelawn Memorial Park. Condolences may be found at

Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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