STILLWATER - Debra Lynn Ackart, 64, from Stillwater, died peacefully in the comfort of her home on March 3, 2020, surrounded by her devoted faithful loving family. Born in Troy on March 23, 1955, she was the daughter of the late Keith and Mildred Ackart. Debra graduated from Troy High School in 1973 and then received her nursing degree from St. Rose College. She worked as a nurse for over 30 years, first at Leonard Hospital and lastly at St. Mary's Hospital, Troy until retiring in 2010. She specialized in the areas of orthopedic, pediatric and diabetic nursing. A natural caregiver, her joy of taking care of others was an around the clock part of her life. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandson Dylan. They helped each other hand in hand over the years and created a never ending bond. Survivors include her daughter Tara (Joe) Clark of Stillwater, grandsons Dylan Ackart and Joseph and Callen Clark, half sister Patricia Sheldrick of East Greenbush and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her half siblings Joseph, Chuck and William Manning. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday at 11 AM at Trinity Church of Lansingburgh, 585 Fourth Ave (115th St.), Troy. Calling hours at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 So. Main St., Mechanicville on Monday evening from 4-7 PM. In lieu of flowers and to celebrate the joy Debra had of her grandchildren, contributions may be made to support their future college education by making donations payable to Ackart/Clark Family, C/O DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 S Main St, Mechanicville, NY 12118.
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