Charles Evan Ake, 82, of Frederick, Maryland, formerly of Point Pleasant,Mason County, West Virginia, died Friday, January 25, 2002, at Northhampton Manor Nursing Home in Frederick, Maryland.
Ake was the husband of Tomiko Okamoto Ake, who died in 1992.
Born May 29, 1919 in Mason, Mason County, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Ruby Grow Dougherty Ake and John Hubert Ake. He grew up in Point Pleasant and Flat Rock.
Ake retired from the U.S. Army as a Master Sergeant. He served in World War II and Korea.
Surviving are one son, James E. Ake of Woodsboro, Maryland, and his wife, Marion; two daughters, Ruby C. Bradley of Frederick, Maryland; and Sandra Harris and her husband, Martin of Lexington Park, Maryland; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren, and one sister, Emma Jean Karschnik and her husband of Scott Depot.
Ake was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday in Frederick. Internment will be held on February 4, 2002, in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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