The Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, Ohio, 24 Apr 1925, pp 1 & 23

Holder of 33rd Degree, Who held Many High Offices, Stricken By Attack
Prominent for Years
Dr. William Aaron Sackett, practitioner in Akron for over 30 years, and one of the few Akronites to attain the 33rd degree in Masonry, died late Thursday night in his home, 11 Rose av., as the result of heart attack sustained last Friday.
He was one the city's most prominent Masons, having held a number of offices in the order. He was one of the only five Akron men who have ever had the 33rd degree conferred on them. He is the second 33rd degree Mason of Akron to die within recent months. George Billow, veteran undertaker, died last year. The three remaining 33rd degree Masons are W. E. Palmer, Henry Hagelbarger and George W. Schick.
Held Many Offices
Dr. Sackett's record in Masonry includes membership in Akron Lodge No. 83, and the following offices: past master Akron Lodge No. 83; past high priest Washington chapter No. 25; past thrice illustrious master, Akron council No. 80; past commander, Bethany commandery, No. 72, Knights Templar. He was honorary member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of the 33d degree, Northern Masonic jurisdiction.
Dr. Sackett was born in Copley, O., March 27, 1866, of a pioneer family. He was graduated from Akron high school and in 1890 received his A.B. degree from Oberlin college. Three years later, the same college conferred on him the degree of A.M. He came to Akron in 1893, after leaving the University of Pennsylvania.
In 1902 he received the degree of M.D. from Starling Medical college now the medical unit at Ohio State university. On Dec. 4, 1903, he was accepted into membership by the Summit County Medical society and later became a member also of the Ohio State Medical association and the American Medical association.
General Practitioner
During his years of practice in Akron he had devoted himself entirely to general medical work and had not done any surgery. In recent years, he had made the Springfield lake sanitorium one of his principal hobbies. He was also a prominent member of the City hospital staff.
He was married in September, 1915, to Mrs. Della A. Stotler, who survives him. They have had no children. Dr. Sackett had no brothers or sisters.
The funeral services, Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, will be held at his home, followed by burial in Glendale cemetery. The Knight Templars will conduct the burial service. Members of the order will meet at the Masonic temple at 2 o'clock."

[Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]

By coincidence, the following snippet was published a couple of weeks before William's death:

The Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, Ohio, 9 Apr 1925, p 4

"Remember The Time In 1900?
Dr. William A. Sackett was elected temporary president of the Oberlin alumni in Akron."

[Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]