Steven Michael Ackerman, age 76, of Ocala, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at Ocala Oaks Nursing and Rehab Center. A Manhattan native, he was born on April 20, 1944, to Rudolph and Lillian Nonkin Ackerman. He was a college graduate and became a Certified Public Accountant. On July 8, 1967, in Miami, he married the former Theodora Ruth Fine, his wife of 53 years who survives him. In addition to his wife, Teddi, Steven is survived by his son Russell (Desiree) Ackerman of Winter Garden and his daughter Carrie (John) Gittings of Orlando. He was the proud grandfather of Chris Gittings, Athena Ackerman, Jack Gittings and Noah Ackerman and great-grandfather of Alexis Gittings. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, a private family service will be held at Temple Israel Cemetery with Rabbi Arnold Siegel officiating.