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Brian Akehurst, owner of Akehurst Landscape Service has died at the age of 47.

| July 9, 2014

On July 6, 2014, Brian Edward Akehurst, owner of Akehurst Landscape Service, died unexpectedly at 47 years young.

Born on August 1, 1966, Akehurst was raised in Perry Hall, Maryland and graduated from Eastern Vo. Tech in 1984.

Akehurst was one of the fifth generation family business owners of Akehurst Landscape Service, and has served as the Chief Executive Officer since 2005. He was a great leader and entrepreneur, a certified professional horticulturist, a certified snow professional, and a past president of Snow and Ice Management Association. He was also a member of the Maryland Nursery Landscape Association and PLANET.

Family and friends will honor Brian’s life at the Evans Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, 3 Newport Dr. in Bel Air, on Thursday, July 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Central Christian, 7411 Rossville Blvd. in Rosedale, on Friday, July 11 at 10 a.m. There will be a short viewing prior to the beginning of the service on Friday at 9 a.m. intermit at Camp Chapel United Methodist Church, 5000 East Joppa Rd. in Perry Hall.

The family will be setting up a scholarship fund for Brian’s children. Donations may be made to any M&T bank or checks sent to the family made out to Brian E. Akehurst Children’s Scholarships.

Click here for Akehurst's full obituary on the company site.
Click here for an article we did on the company back in 2001.

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