Mom’s Story

Sharon Riff Ackerman, age 69, passed away on January 1, 2020, surrounded by the love of her family after bravely battling Parkinson’s Disease for over 15 years.

She was born September 28, 1950 in Brooklyn, New York to Pauline and George Riff. She had two children George & Andrew. Sharon graduated from Brooklyn College with her Master’s Degree in Education. She was a teacher for several years. She primarily dedicated her time to raising her sons. Sharon moved to South Florida to be with her Mother Pauline and Sister Ellen.

She led a life of care and positive spirit to anyone who she met. Her life revolved around her family and friends. She loved spending time with her sons. Every weekend she visited her son’s house for dinner and enjoyed watching her grandchildren play and grow.

Sharon loved her grandchildren and often brought them bubbles, coloring books and educational toys every week. She was a mentor to her daughter-in-law. She was most proud of her children’s accomplishments.

Loving Mother, Sister, and Grandmother!

Born Sep 28, 1950 – Passed on Jan 1, 2020
due to Parkinson’s disease.

Sharon Riff Ackerman

We were just a few days away from the family moving in together, which is something I regret we didn’t get a chance to do. I always dreamed of us all being under one roof, but that was one life event that couldn’t occur as she passed away from Parkinson’s January 1, 2020.

The wristband band was created in January 2020 as a tribute to my mom, and as a way to raise awareness of Parkinson’s Disease, as we continue to hope for a cure, in memory of my mom Sharon Riff Ackerman.