George Michael "Mick" Ackley 1948-2010

I can't recall Mr. Ackley playing on the Tiger-Cats and he doesn't show on the All-Time Roster in the link I supplied....but at any rate, I'm sure he wore the Black and Gold at one time .....perhaps he wasn't on the active roster..... Seems like he was a good man though. Condolences to the family just in case they read this. Once a Tiger-Cat, always a Tiger-Cat !

All Time Roster:

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Mr. Ackley's Obituary:

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George Michael "Mick" Ackley
July 12, 1948 - January 17, 2010

George Michael "Mick" Ackley passed away on January 17, 2010, at his home in Stockton, CA, at the age of 61. Mick was born on July 12, 1948, in San Francisco. He spent his childhood in South San Francisco, and always loved playing and organizing activities for the neighborhood. A graduate of El Camino High School in 1966, Mick was an outstanding athlete who excelled in football, baseball, and basketball. Scouted by various schools, Mick selected the University of the Pacific in Stockton, where he was quarterback for the Tigers football team while earning his B.A.

Mick married his high school sweetheart and spouse of 25 years, Renee Ackley. They spent their honeymoon in Canada where Mick played pro football for the Hamilton Tiger Cats. Returning to Stockton, they raised their five children, while Mick enjoyed being involved in his family's activities and coaching their sports teams. Mick continued his education, obtaining his M.A. and Ph.D. from Madison University. He retired in 2009 after 37 years with the Stockton Unified School District as a dedicated teacher, coach, and mentor.

An avid reader, Mick had an insatiable thirst for knowledge, and as a teacher, he possessed infinite patience and the unyielding ability to ensure confidence in the many lives he touched. As a devout Christian and concerned citizen, Mick was prolific and masterful in his writings and fostered an online community of friends with whom he exchanged passionate discussions. Mick also loved sports, music, travel, and especially making people laugh with his innate sense of humor. He embraced the simple life as a paradigm, setting an example for future generations to follow. Mick will always be remembered for his compassionate, generous, and inspirational spirit, and his captivating smile and blue eyes.

A devoted and loving father, he is survived by his children Rachel, Jennifer, Jessica, Scott, and Michael; grandchildren Vanessa, Oceanna, Cecilia, Giardino, Solee, and Malina; parents Avis and Raymond Richetti; sisters Janice Ackley and Nancy Richetti Hattyar; brother-in-law Frank Hattyar; aunt Carol Page, aunt Alice Brown and uncle George Brown; three nieces and eight cousins.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held, Friday, January 29, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. at The Home Church, 11451 N. West Lane, Lodi, CA, 95242. A reception will follow. Please visit the online guestbook at to share your memories.

Mick must have kept a pretty low profile, mikey, as he appears no where on the team archive's roster.