James Alvin Ake, 83, a resident of The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, went to be with his Lord Wednesday, after a valiant struggle with ALS. He was born in Altoona the son of the late John and Mary (Carper) Ake. He was raised in Roaring Spring. James married Carrie Raugh on April 26, 1958, and she died on March 8, 2000.
He is survived by four sons: James W. Ake and wife, Linda, of Readington, N.J., David W. Ake and wife, Marcia, of Mine Hill, N.J., Steve C. Ake and wife, Donna, of Belleville and John A. Ake and wife, Sue, of Port Matilda; eight grandchildren: Josh, Jeremy, David, Jordan, Mitchell and wife Olivia, Hailey, Gherrity and Adam; a sister, Elaine Frazier and husband, Pat, of Martinsburg; and a sister-in-law, Mila Raugh, of Roaring Spring.
James was preceded in death by a brother, Vernon; three half-siblings, Elizabeth Ake Swarm, William D. Ake and John R. Ake; and a brother-in-law, Ken Raugh.
Jim was the president of his high school Class of ’55. He graduated…