Margaret (Ackerman) Shulock of 7652 Wideman Rd., Friendship passed away Sunday, October 17, 2021 after a long illness.
Born on September 27, 1949, in Canastota, New York she was a daughter of Harold P. and Ruth D. Rogers Ackerman.
Margaret grew up in Canastota, New York and attended SUNY State College at Buffalo for several years. A talented artist, she lived in Friendship, NY for many years, where she worked out of her studio. She loved music, animals, and observing the rhythms of nature on her farmland as well as horses and the people who rode them.
Her single-panel comic first appeared in the Olean Times Herald. She later joined 5 other women cartoonists as Six Chix, a comic strip that appeared in major newspapers. From 2004-2014 she was also part of the Snowman Group, a group of artists who sold their work at local shows held twice a year. Margaret’s greeting cards and wall calendars reflected her rural surroundings and witty sense of humor. She had friends from Maine to California that she kept in contact with.
She is survived by two brothers, Peter and Eugene Ackerman, and their families, and by three “sisters”-in-law, Patricia (Richard) Bence of Owego, Marjorie (Ronald) Kwiatkowski and Kimberly (Paul) DiCarlo of Lockport, and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents and her husband James Shulock formerly of Lockport.
There will be no services at her request.
Margaret, may the songs of Hank Williams, Bob Dylan and Chuck Berry accompany your spirit.
Memorial suggestions include Allegany County Meals on Wheels, 6085 Rte 19N., Belmont, NY 14727 or to a local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Arrangements are under direction of the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc., Cuba.