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Sol Ackman

Sol Ackman

February 24, 1927 - May 27, 2021
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Service Details

  • Service

    Sunday, May 30th, 2021 | 12:00pm
    When
    Sunday, May 30th, 2021 12:00pm
    Location
    Private Funeral in Levinson's Chapel with Webcasting
    Address
    Please click the view the webcast link above to watch the funeral service.

Donations

Donations are being accepted for:
Gilchrist Hospice Care

11311 McCormick Road
Suite 350, Hunt Valley, MD 21031

Obituary

Sol Ackman, of Pikesville, MD, passed away on Thursday, May 27th, 2021 at the age of 94. Sol was born and raised in East Baltimore. He attended City College and graduated in 1946, where he was captain of the basketball team. He was an excellent athlete and was on many basketball, baseball, and softball championship teams.

Sol owned and operated a jewelry store in Westminster, MD for 45 years. He was a member of the merchant association of Westminster. In later years, he played racquetball and tennis. He loved opera and Broadway. He was a lifelong member of the JEA (Century Club) and served on the board of the JEA Fellowship for many years.

Sol was married to his beloved Frances for 73 years. They enjoyed traveling and spending time with his loving family. He is survived by his daughters, Anne (Glenn) McKenzie, Phyllis (Jeff) Brenner, and Judy (Stephen) Kelley; grandchildren, Matt (Emily) Brenner, Ryan (Alejandra Lopez) Brenner, and Kate McKenzie; great-grandchildren, Rachel, Madeline, and Juliana; and many loving friends and relatives.

A private funeral will be held at Sol Levinson & Bros. on Sunday, May 30 at 12 pm. Others are welcome to watch virtually via the webcasting link. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Gilchrist Hospice Care or the charity of your choice.
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DAVID LESTER GORDON

Posted at 04:36pm
i ENJOYED SOL'S COMPANY WHEN WE ATTENDED MANY BALTIMORE COLT FOOTBALL GAMES WITH MY UNCLE MEL GUTIN AND JACK PLOFSKY.....CONVERSATION WAS INTERESTING GOING AND COMING FROM THE GAMES......
EM

Eric Minotti

Posted at 02:08pm
Kee Grill--Sol's favorite south Florida restaurant.
EM

Eric Minotti

Posted at 02:06pm
A sad but lovely tribute in honor of Sol. I was privileged to have Sol as my friend. Pictures of good times having dinner, with Sol and Fran's favorite dessert, strawberry shortcake.
We love you.
Eric and Donna
S

Sheldon L Ackman and sons

Posted at 10:38am
Uncle Sol will be greatly missed , by anyone that knew him.
MS

Mark A Shapiro

Posted at 10:15am
Dear Phyllis,
My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father.

RG

Rocky Gutin

Posted at 10:13am
Sol was my father's best friend and doubles partner on the racquetball court. Sol was always in the front court, my Dad in the back. With his quick reflexes and that soft kill shot into the corner, Sol frustrated and defeated many an opponent, often many years his junior. He was a real competitor and always, always a gentleman, both on and off the court.

As a kid, going out to dinner with "the boys" (Sol, Mel, Aaron, Getz, Jack and Sid) after some hard fought volleyball and racquetball matches at the "J", was always such a treat. Listening to them debate the social and political issues of the day, with their cold beers in hand at Sabatinos, or one of their other fav restaurants around town, taught me a lot about friendship. Sol was always the voice of reason. He didn't need to raise his voice to make his points heard; the others always listened and respected what he had to say, though not always agreeing. Among the other lessons I learned from those often heated discussions was that great friends could disagree vehemently about issues and still love each other dearly.

Sol was one of my mentors in life, and I am immensely grateful to have known him. To me, he was kind, honest, loyal, generous, intelligent, athletic and strong. He and my father were best buddies and they were the kind of men I aspired to be. I don't think I quite made it to the standards they set, but very few men ever really do.
IL

Irv Lustman

Posted at 08:47am
Dear Fran and Family.......I share many fond JEA and Atlantic City memories with Sol....My sincere sympathy to you and family.....Irv
RS

Reva and Bernard Suffel

Posted at 11:39pm
Dear Frances,
We send our condolences to you and your family on the loss of your beloved Sol. We
always enjoyed seeing him out on the balcony and having a smile for everyone. Frances,
you know our apt number and we are here for you at anytime.
May you and your family gain strength from Sol's remarkable lifetime, and may he rest in peace.
Reva and Bernard
AP

Albert and Nadja Pats

Posted at 01:59pm
Sad to hear of the loss of my true friend of 80 years. May his memory be for a blessing.
BA

Baltimore City College Alumni Association

Posted at 01:48pm
To all who mourn for
Sol Ackman
the Officers and Board of the
Baltimore City College Alumni Association
extend their condolences.
RR

Rae Rossen

Posted at 01:28pm
Dear Fran and Family,

So heartbroken to learn of Sol's passing and wishing it never happened. Grateful for all the championship sports he acquired and helped coach for the JEA and his numerous duties he performed for the JEA Fellowship, contributions to the Associated Jewish Charities and to the first hospital in Carroll County. As the son of parents from Trochenbrod, Ukraine, a town of 5,000 wped out in 1942, he endeavored to reconnect with distant Trochenbrod relatives and residents. Altogether, Sol was a true "mentch." Will miss him so much.
JF

Janet and Eddie Freeh

Posted at 12:55pm
Dear Fran and family,
It certainly is with a heavy heart that we send our love and thoughts to all of you. Sol was the most generous and loving man that Ed and I have had the priviledge to know. He had a love of family and always included us as his family. We all were very fortunate that he was able to share so many years with us. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
JK

Jo Ann Lippman Klein

Posted at 12:24pm
Phyllis and Family,
So sorry about your loss. May all the beautiful memories shared with your Dad help to heal your broken heart.
M

Mickey and Audrey Crystal

Posted at 12:15pm
Dear Frances and Family, I am saddened to hear of the passing of my friend Sol. May all of your good memories sustain you at this difficult time. May he rest in peace.
HB

Herschel BUDLOW

Posted at 11:55am
Sorry to learn of Sol’s passing. I played racquetball with Sol and others of his very special generation of good athletes and intense competitors who exhibited their sportmanship while dominating. His quick wit and big smile, as well as his skills, were ever present. I am sure his family and friends will gain comfort in the coming days, from memories of a real mensch in every way.
JS

Janet and Jerome Sefret

Posted at 10:17am
Dear Fran and Family - So sorry for your loss. May happy memories bring you comfort through this difficult time.
PG

Paula Greenberg

Posted at 08:45am
Fran and family, we are so sorry for the passing of Sol. He meant the world to my father. I will always treasure all his stories, and us debating where the BEST Resteraunt are.
IM

Iris Magaziner

Posted at 12:46am
Dear Phyllis and Family,
We are so sorry to hear about your father. Our thoughts are with you abs the family.
Iris & Gary Magaziner
HS

Helen Stein

Posted at 11:06pm
Dear Judy and Family,
So sorry to hear about your loss. Although I always knew Sol as your dad, I was also lucky to have interacted with him when I shopped at his jewelry store in Westminster. Sol was always so friendly and helpful to me, and I enjoyed visiting him on many occasions. I hope and pray that your wonderful memories will bring you some measure of comfort in the difficult days ahead.
Sending hugs and lots of love to you and Fran and the rest of your family!
Love,
Helen
JA

JEA Fellowship Association

Posted at 10:52pm
The JEA Fellowship Association is saddened by the passing of our Board Member, Sol Ackman and extends sincere sympathy to the family.
AF

Arlene and Allen Furst

Posted at 09:55pm
Phyllis and family
So very sorry for your loss. Sending love to all
LF

Linda Lazarus Tampa FL

Posted at 08:55pm
Dear Mrs. Ackman,
I am so very sorry to see this. Mr. Ackman was one of my very favorite clients when I was working at the bank.
He was always happy, cheerful and just such a nice man.
He always greeted me with “hey Doll”! It was always a pleasure to help both of you with your banking needs.
Please know that I am thinking of you with a broken heart.
Linda Lazarus
SB

Sandy & Jeff Brenner

Posted at 04:33pm
Dear Phyllis and family.
So very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, We hope your warm memories will help you through this very sad time,
KC

Karen Cohen

Posted at 03:45pm
Phyllis, Fran, Anne, Judy and family,
I was so very sorry to read about Sol’s passing. He was always such a kind and gentle man. I will always remember the days at your house on Stuart Ave. I felt so connected to this beautiful and most gracious family. You will be in my heart forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you💋
B

Betty & Gary Hyman

Posted at 02:30pm
Fran & Family,
We are so sorry to hear about Sol. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the wonderful memories you shared comfort you at this sad time and may his memory be for a blessing.
C

Covenant Guild, Inc.

Posted at 02:12pm
The officers and members of Covenant Guild, Inc. deeply regrets the passing of Sol Ackman, husband of our member Frances (Fran) Ackman. We extend our sincere condolences to the entire family.

Jacque Ziskind
President
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