WARREN BREAULT ACKERMAN
(1925 2019) Passed away at home peacefully in his sleep on the morning of Feb. 7. A third generation kama'aina, he was the son of Lawrence Douglas and Mary Durdan Ackerman and grew up in Manoa Valley. An outstanding athlete, Warren won eight letters in football, swimming, and baseball during his high school years at Punahou. He also won numerous medals as a paddler for the Outrigger Canoe Club. Receiving a football scholarship to University of Arizona, his receiving skills playing end resulted in an invitation to play at the Phoenix Salad Bowl. After college, Warren played professional football for the Manoans and Hawaiian Warriors. He was selected to play in four Hula Bowl games (1950 1954) and won the Outstanding Player Award in 1953. He also was the end coach at Punahou during this time. In 1990 he was inducted into the Punahou O'Men club. In November 1950, Warren married his longtime love Joan Haunani Kesner. To support his family, he started the Ackerman-Chillingsworth Insurance Agency with his partner Mert Chillingsworth. A successful venture, it was later bought out by Marsh & McClennan. Warren then moved on to become General Agent for MassMutual Life Insurance from 1961 to 1986. As a trusted businessman he was also asked to be on the board of directors for several prominent island companies. Throughout his life Warren was an avid fisherman whether it was spin fishing off the reefs of Kahala for ulua, trolling for marlin in Kona, or travelling to Costa Rica to catch tarpon. He also took pride in designing and making his own fishing lures. Warren is survived by sons Warren Brad and Thomas Murrell; daughter Mary Jill; daughter-in-law Lorlee Strom Ackerman; and grand daughters Analee Kanani and Alana Grace. Devoted to his family, a loving husband, and generous to a fault with all his friends, he will be surely missed. Services for Warren will be held at The Central Union Atherton Chapel on Tuesday, April 2. Visits will begin at 10:00 am, services at 11:00 am, and refreshments will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the "Punahou O-Men Athletics Endowed Financial Aid Fund". Please make checks payable to Punahou School and note the name of the fund in the memo line of your check, or in the body of your letter. Gifts may be mailed to the School at 1601 Punahou Street, Honolulu HI 96822.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased