August 20 2017: ACKER, Robert (Bob) W.

Robert Acker

Robert (Bob) W. Acker

Robert (Bob) W. Acker, 94, of Silver Spring, Maryland passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 19. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Rita, and his children, Amy Kearse and husband, Brad, Patty Acker, and Mike Acker and wife, Maria; his four grandchildren, Zack, Jacob, Jackson, and Olivia; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family.  Bob was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to all.

Bob lived a full life exemplified by humility, generosity, love, kindness, and faith. He was a spiritual man and a long-time parishioner of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church where he served as a Eucharist Minister. Bob enjoyed gardening, woodworking, coin collecting, cards, bowling, golf, classical music and being with family and friends. He lived a life of service, volunteering in his community, and contributed to a variety of charities during his life, always wanting to help others in need. In lieu of flowers, please consider doing the same to honor his memory.

Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Blvd. W., Silver Spring, MD (Valet Parking) on Tuesday, August 22, from 7-9 pm  and at St. John the Baptist Church, 12319 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 10 to 11 am, where a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11 am.  Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. 


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