Dorothy C. Akerman

May 13, 2019 Landenberg, PA A Kind and Gentle Woman Who Will Be Dearly Missed

Dorothy C. Akerman, age 103 of Landenberg, PA, passed away Monday, May 13, 2019 in her home and will be missed by her loving family.

Dorothy was the wife of the late Wilson “Akie” Akerman.

She was born 1916 in Kennett Square, PA to the late John Cuddy and the late Lola Keating Cuddy.

Dorothy attended Landenberg Methodist Church. She enjoyed attending horse shows and always had a love of horses.

For nearly 80 years, Dorothy shared a beautiful friendship with her closest confidante, Anne Paxson.

Dorothy was a kind and gentle woman. She was a magnificent mother to her children and had immense love for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dorothy was also an amazing cook! As a child of the Great Depression era, she had a wonderful talent for making a little go a long way and could transform a can of Spam into a gourmet meal.

Dorothy is survived by her son, William H. Akerman and his wife Lydia Richardson Akerman of Landenberg, PA; her daughter, Ruthann Vaganov of Landenberg, PA; as well as her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her son, James W. Akerman and his wife, Audrey Bailey Akerman; her sisters, Ruth Brittingham Cuddy, Margaret Cuddy, and Regina Cuddy; her brother, John L. Cuddy; and her stepsister, Alice Hickey Torello.

A Viewing will be held for Dorothy on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 10:00 to 11:00AM at Landenberg Methodist Church, 205 Penn Green Rd, Landenberg, PA 19350. The Service will begin at 11:00AM. Interment will follow at Union Hill Cemetery in Kennett Square, PA.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks donations be mailed to Landenberg Methodist Church, PO Box 36, Landenberg PA 19350.

Arrangements by Foulk Funeral Home of West Grove, PA.

Message from the Family

We thank you for your support during this difficult time.

Please share with us your fond memories of Dorothy in the Guestbook below.

Memorial Donations

Landenberg Methodist Church

Landenberg Methodist Church
PO Box 36
Landenberg, PA 19350



May 17, 2019 10:00AM to 11:00AM Landenberg Methodist Church
205 Penn Green Road
Landenberg, PA 19350

Funeral Service

May 17, 2019 11:00AM Landenberg Methodist Church
205 Penn Green Road
Landenberg, PA 19350


May 17, 2019 Following Services Union Hill Cemetery
424 N Union Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348


  1. Beep Beep, Lydia, RuthAnn,Erik
    I am so sorry to have just found out mom passed. My prayers are with you all.

    Donna Massey (Crossan) | May 30, 2019 at 12:23 AM
  2. My daughter Ainslee delivered meals to Mrs. Ackerman for the past few years. Ainslee loved seeing her and said that Mrs. Ackerman always gave her a hug. I delivered the meal on Christmas Eve with Ainslee (I was dressed as Santa) and Mrs. Ackerman was so excited to see us! Ainslee was very upset when I told her that Mrs. Ackerman passed away and said she will miss her smile and hugs. She was a special person!
    So sorry for your loss.

    Doreen Marcionetti | May 16, 2019 at 8:17 PM
  3. Bill & Lydia: A life lived as long as “Dorothy’s” is a life well lived. My thoughts are with you both. Our Lord and Saviour does know when it is time for us to leave and live eternally with him. It just took her a bit longer than the average person. Anyone living to her age is a remarkable individual. I’m sure you both share many, many lovely memories from times past. God bless.

    Rich Bozzone | May 16, 2019 at 7:20 PM
  4. To the Akerman Family, I am so sorry to hear of your great loss.
    No matter the age, the loss of our loved ones is always too soon.
    My Sympathy and prayers go out to you.
    Sincerely, Patsy Vanderkraats

    Patsy Vanderkraats | May 16, 2019 at 6:44 AM
  5. From all of the volunteers with Meals on Wheels, we send our deepest condolences.
    She was a delight to see and visit, on our weekly stop.
    We are all grateful she touched our lives!
    She will be missed by all.
    Patty Moidel and
    all the volunteers from
    Avon Grove Meals on Wheels

    Patty Moidel | May 15, 2019 at 9:40 AM
  6. Ruthann: Sorry for your loss.
    Joan Hoffman

    Joan Hoffman | May 14, 2019 at 1:01 PM

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