Richard A. Akermanis
January 28, 1968 - November 18, 2017
Richard A. Akermanis was born January 28, 1968 in Hollywood, California, died from end stage renal disease on November 18, 2017 in Salem, Oregon. Richard leaves his mother, Susan Shifman, wife Linda, his daughter Tryllian, stepdaughters Terra Hibdon, Janet Hibdon,, Lorena Afzal and Allie Hibdon, his two grandchildren, Kamran and Mya Afzal, his grandmother Lesley Shifman-Felton, his aunt Ann (Shifman-Diebler) and uncle Peter Shifman.
Richard was known as “Mr. DIY” – he could repair, build and design anything from cars to machines to homes. He was a machine shop supervisor then a medical coder at Salem Clinic prior to becoming ill.
During his illness, he taught himself how to create stained glass objects; he built detailed model sailing ships; he completed remodeling his home, and he began rebuilding a corvette but his illness prevented him from completing the process.
He is dearly missed by his loving family and friends.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held 6:00pm Friday, December 8, 2017 at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.