Visitation for Dr. Alfred A. Akkeron, M.D. of Bloomingdale for 47 years will be held Monday, July 15, 2019 3:00 - 9:00p.m. at the Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory 333 S. Roselle Rd. (1/2 mile south of Irving Park Rd.) Roselle. Funeral Tuesday 10:00a.m. Interment Elm Lawn.
Alfred served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict as a surgeon. Achieving the rank of Captain, he was also awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal,. Upon his return , he completed his education in Orthopedic Surgery at Loyola University and went into practice at Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park for 45 years where he also was former President of the Medical Staff.
Al is the beloved husband of Mary S. nee Gibson and the late Bonnie nee Anderson; loving father of Matthew (Barbara) Akkeron and Kirsten (Joel) Bernheim; cherished grandfather of Parker, Alexander and Emmett Akkeron, Sophie and Megan Bernheim, Celia (Ben) Balson and Nathan (fiance Ashley) Bernheim; dear brother of Susan (George) Ludwig; close cousin of John (Pat) Hayes.
He will also be missed by his dog, Gracie. In lieu of flowers, donations made to English Springer Spaniel Rescue Assn. (ERSA) at www.springerrescue.org would be appreciated. (630) 529-5751.