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In Memory of

Wilson Kwasi Acheampong

February 6, 1961 - April 1, 2015

Obituary


Mr. Wilson Kwasi Acheampong, CPA of Manchester/East Hartford, CT was born on the 6th day of February 1961 at Asamang, Afigya District in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, West Africa. He left this earth on April 1st, 2015 at home in Manchester, Connecticut after a long and protracted illness at the age of 54.
Despite his shortened life on earth he accomplished so many wonderful things both to his family and friends. He attended the Konya L/A Primary and Middle Schools at Asamang and continued his secondary school education at Prempeh College in Kumasi,...

Mr. Wilson Kwasi Acheampong, CPA of Manchester/East Hartford, CT was born on the 6th day of February 1961 at Asamang, Afigya District in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, West Africa. He left this earth on April 1st, 2015 at home in Manchester, Connecticut after a long and protracted illness at the age of 54.
Despite his shortened life on earth he accomplished so many wonderful things both to his family and friends. He attended the Konya L/A Primary and Middle Schools at Asamang and continued his secondary school education at Prempeh College in Kumasi, one of the prestigious high schools in Ghana. Upon graduation, he decided to leave Ghana to continue his education in the USA by attending Gustavus Adolphus College, at St Peter, MN where he graduated with a degree in accounting. There after he moved to Connecticut where he earned his CPA and Master's degree in taxation from the University of Hartford, CT while he was employed by the State of Connecticut. He continued to work State of Connecticut and operated his own tax preparation business until he was stricken by the illness that eventually took his life.
Wilson enjoyed playing and watching soccer. He was also an avid ping-pong player which in college became synonymous with his last name, Willie "Pin-pong", a play off his last name in the college's game room. Wilson was loved by both family and friends. He could take a good joke and give one back. He did not let on much and held everything close to his chest so there was always the tendency for others to underestimate him. But he punched and fought beyond his perceived weight class. He always forged his way to the top in his own unassuming way.
He gave himself, his time and resources to the Ghanaian community in Connecticut by responding personally to all invitations and happiest when he was in position to help others. He was fair, generous and had an infectious sense of humor. He was a friend and a confidant to all those who sought his counsel and he treated all alike with respect. The Ghanaian community in Connecticut has lost a community leader, a brother, a friend, an uncle, a father and he will be sorely missed.
He was predeceased by his dear mother Nana Janet Ama Serwah, and his father Opanin Kwame Ankah all of Asamang, Ashanti. He's left behind his brothers Joseph Gyimah, and Kwame Tuffour Ankah and two sisters Mary Boafoah and Faustina Bema and an uncle SK Sarkodie of Dallas, Texas and Auntie Mey of Massachusetts. And most of all the love of his life was his two surviving children Phillip Yaw Acheampong and Sotteria Afua Serwah Acheampong who will miss dearly and his nieces Gifty Osei, Mayfred Gyimah, Leticia Gyimah, Janet Gyimah, Patience Boatemaa and nephew Bright Gyimah.
The Aduana and the Oyoko Abusua (Families) of Asamang, Konya and Brenhoma have announced the following funeral arrangements:
One Week celebration was Saturday, April 11, 2015 between 1.00p and 12 midnight at Studio 6 Hotel on Spencer Street Manchester, Ct.
Viewing/Calling hours and Memorial Service is scheduled from 12.00 noon till 4.00 pm on May 2nd, 2015 at Newkirk and Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Avenue, East Hartford, CT 06108 and the final traditional Ghanaian public funeral celebration is scheduled for May 2nd, 2015 from 8.00p to 3.00 am at the Methodist Church, 16 Church Street, East Hartford and final burial will take place in Ghana at later date.
Wilson Kwasi Acheampong, You will be forever missed by your family, friends and your community.
Damirifa Due! Due! Due! Ye Da Wo Ase!
Rest In Perpetual Repose Till We Meet Again