John L. Akers, 59

John L. Akers, 59 died Saturday at the Easton Hospital. 

Raised in West Amwell Twp., NJ, John had lived in Phillipsburg for the past 10 years. John was a veteran in the United States Army. He was presently employed with Rossnagles Inc. in Phillipsburg as a tow truck driver. 

Son of the late William T. Akers, Sr. and Elizabeth Wooden Akers, he is survived by three daughters, Tina, Elizabeth and Jessica Akers, one brother, William T. Akers, Jr. and his wife Kathy, his companion Helen Bennett, three step- daughters, Dianna Bennett, Victoria Bennett, Patricia Slutter, one step- son , Richard Bennett and 17 grandchildren. 

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 20th from 7-9 pm at the Garefino Funeral Home, 12 N. Franklin St. Lambertville, NJ. 

Graveside services with military honors will be held Tuesday May 26th at 1:30 pm at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Ave., Newtown, Pa.