Thomas R.  Ackerman
Died: Jul 13, 2019

Thomas Roy Ackerman died July 13, 2019 in Oxford NJ.  He was born April 16,1983 in Denville NJ, and lived in Montville, Boonton, Rockaway, and most recently Liberty Twp.,NJ. Thomas worked as a Tree worker, Landscaper, Animal Technician at many different companies. He loved being outdoors, playing guitar, and being with his beloved daughter. He was always there to help others, friends or strangers alike, and loved animals. His warm smile and infectious laugh will be missed immensely, but never forgotten.

Thomas is survived by his parents Darlene and Allan Albright Jr. of Liberty Twsp. NJ , His father Ronald Ackerman of Montville NJ, His Grandfathers Tom Wideman of Al, and Homer Tuttle of Arcadia FL, three sisters, Laura, Sara Ackerman, and Evelynne Albright,  one brother Austin Albright. One niece Madison. He is also survived by his daughter Savannah Cecala, and her mother Melissa Cecala, as well as his girlfriend Sara Dolce, and many aunts uncles, and extended family members and many friends.

Viewing hours will take place Friday, July 19, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at  


Patty Gamsby ("Patty from the kennel"
July 21st, 2019 9:12 am
Tommy was a great blessing in our lives.He was an enormous help to me after Dick became disabled-it seemed there was nothing he couldn't do-maintenance,mower engine repair,you name it; working around the kennel he was truly an animal whisperer and could handle the most difficult ones and was great with all of them. He had compassion for them, and for us. I can't go out to feed the chickens and ducks without seeing the pens he built for them and remembering how excited he was to surprise me with the duck pen. He always tried to help everyone, even when he was down himself. I am so deeply sad that this world was such a difficult place for him to be in. He was a spirit of nature and I will see him when the wind blows through the trees and as I'm struggling with tasks he made seem so easy. All of his friends and family, my heart hurts along side all of your aching hearts.
Laura hall
July 20th, 2019 3:28 pm
I just would like to give my deepest respect and condolences. Rest in peace iam sure Ryan has taken you under his wing , god bless.
Debbie Savage
July 20th, 2019 9:39 am
I was Tommy’s teacher when he was in middle school. He was a very sweet boy and I enjoyed being his teacher. So saddened by this news. Sending prayers to his family especially sisters Laura and Sara
July 18th, 2019 5:54 pm
I worked with Tommy. He was a very hard worker. He had a great love for animals and nature. He was a very witty funny person. Will be missed by so many REST IN PEACE TOM
elaine hajouji
July 18th, 2019 4:09 pm
I knew Tom for a short time. He liked to sit out in my backyard with his little dog and play the guitar. He was friendly to all; so pleasant and polite. Such a nice person.. My prayers and deepest sympathy to his family.
Mark Roepke
July 18th, 2019 6:28 am
Tommy was a great dude. I never met him in person but we had many video chats. It hurts my heart hearing of his passing. Rest easily my friend, the struggle is no more.
Ellie Zukoski Grofik
July 18th, 2019 6:03 am
Darlene and family, I want to express my deepest condolences on the loss of your son. I could go on and on, but I know there are no real words of comfort right now, for in truth, this comes only with time. Look for his spirit in the sun, and the breeze, and the rain drops, and in the animals, and in all things that bring you joy. He'll be there.......... Love and peace to you all
Elisa Marie: Isaksen
July 17th, 2019 7:16 pm
My deepest condolences to EACH AND EVERY one of Tommy's family and his friends. I had the joy of knowing Tommy through my daughter Danielle and had many, many, many laughs with all of the G.M.'s [Meadows & Company] His musical abilities; his gift to gab; his incredible sense of wit; wild and crazy antics, but a good soul when it came to having authentic care about things happening in the world and an appetite for understanding but not knowing exactly how to execute the change he wanted to see or even be...some things had a strong hold that were most burdensome to bear and I will always be saddened by some of those struggles he didn't find the relief. I will always have joy in remembering how he loved animals and his love for nature. This is one of the most difficult losses to many and my prayers are that although the days are dark we will rise up and live the best life we can live "to thine own self be true" ~ for His Honor let us pick up the pieces and be the overcomers that he would want us to be and live life with purpose and intention that blesses and empowers others motivated by pure love... Tommy... you were then and are now loved by many, including me, "the mom" Elisa
July 17th, 2019 7:05 pm
Sorry for your loss I didn't know Thomas but he was really good friends with my son Keith
Wanda Jenkins (Dan's Mom)
July 17th, 2019 10:47 am
So sorry for your loss, your family is in my thoughts and prayers!
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