Acker, Laurence C. January 20th, at his home in Hinsdale, in his 91st year. He is survived by his dear wife of 61 years, Loretta (nee Calnan), his beloved children, Ann Acker, Laurence (Nancy nee Hartigan) Acker and Mary Margaret (Jerome) Klingenberger and his cherished grandchildren, Larry and Molly Acker and Bob and Charlie Klingenberger. He was the devoted uncle of many nieces and nephews, especially Carol Collins (Edward M. Jr.) Hogan and Dr. John (Jackie) Collins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Roy and Margaret (nee Flynn), his brother Charles R. Jr. and infant twin sons, Michael and Joseph. He lived much of his adult life in the South Shore area, St. Philip Neri Parish. He was a distinguished leader in the plumbing industry, first as President of the John J. Calnan Company, later as Executive Director of the Plumbing Contractors Association of Chicago and Cook County and as one of the founders of the Plumbing Council of Chicago. He was for many years a member of the Board of Advisers of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Larry will be deeply missed for his loving and refined soul, for the strength and love he brought to his family and for his many acts of quiet kindness. Visitation Saturday, 12 p.m. until time of Funeral Mass 1 p.m., at St. Isaac Jogues Church, 411 S. Clay St., Hinsdale. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Catholic Charities of Chicago, 126 N. Des Plaines St., Chicago, IL, 60611 or the Catholic Education Foundation of St. Isaac Jogues, c/o Ms. Diane Sullivan, Vice Principal, 421 S. Clay St., Hinsdale, IL, 60521, appreciated. Arrangements by: Adams-Winterfield & Sullivan Funeral Home, 630-968-1000 or www.adamswinterfieldsullivan.com
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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Jan. 21, 2005