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Paula "Pawda" Cecelia (Albert) Ackerman

September 2, 1955 — August 28, 2021

Camp Hill


Paula “Pawda” Cecelia (Albert) Ackerman

A Motorcycle Enthusiast -

Paula “Pawda” Cecelia (Albert) Ackerman, age 65, of Camp Hill, passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2021.  Pawda was born on Friday, September 2, 1955, in Harrisburg to the late Paul Raymond Albert and Deborah Phoebe (Swank) Albert.  In addition to her parents, Pawda is preceded in death by her brother, Dixon Osswald; and her sister, Emaline Husvar.

Pawda’s survivors include her husband of 20 years, Michael “Mike A” Joseph Ackerman; her daughter, Doreen Brown of Wellsville; her grandson, Jayden Chavarria of Wellsville; and her brother, David Osswald.

Pawda was a member of many groups and organizations.  She was a part of the American Legion Post 974 Auxiliary in New Cumberland and the Blues Society of Central Pennsylvania.  As a motorcycle enthusiast, Pawda belonged to Women in the Wind, was a longtime member of A.B.A.T.E. (Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education), and she rode with the American Legion Riders Post 109.  Pawda absolutely loved riding her Harley-Davidson and attended countless motorcycle events. She loved music, traveling, and spending lots of time at camp.  Pawda cared about others, no matter what was going on with her. She remained nothing but strong-willed until the end; the courage and preservation Pawda exhibited will be remembered by many.

All are welcome to join Pawda’s family at her in-person or virtual gathering of family and friends celebration via via chat or telephone on Saturday, September 11, 2021, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with a time of remembrance and storytelling at 5:00 p.m. at Buhrig’s Gathering Place, 25 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, (717) 766-3421 (next to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory).  Over 100 parking spaces are available; just look for the “Buhrig” parking signs in all of the parking lots.  Cremation was private.

Interment in Rolling Green Cemetery in Camp Hill will be at a later date and convenience of the family.  Cremation was private.

Pawda’s family has entrusted her care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Pawda’s full obituary, view her memorial video and portrait, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign her official guest book by visiting


Virtual Gathering via Video Chat

Family and friends are welcome to join Paula's family via video chat or telephone on Saturday, September 11, 2021, beginning at approximately 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

We use Zoom for internet video chat and telephone conference calling.  There is no charge for you to participate.  Simply click on the link below or dial the telephone number below to be connected to the event.

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: with passcode 3421

Join by telephone:   415-762-9988   or   646-568-7788   and enter meeting number 878 2405 5178 with passcode 3421

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Gathering of Family & Friends Celebration

Saturday, September 11, 2021

3:30 - 6:30 pm (Eastern time)

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Time of Remembrance & Storytelling

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Starts at 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Private Interment

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