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C. Channing, III, passed away Thursday June 27th 2013. "Chann" as he was known by friends and family, was born in Baltimore MD. He Graduated from Fredrick Douglass High School class of 1949. He then proceeded to serve in the U.S. Army. After his service, he attended Morgan State University where he became a brother of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity in which he served for over 50 years. He graduated with a major in Mathematics. He was recruited after college by GE, then away from GE by ITT. This is when he settled in Ridgewood NJ where he lived for over 30 years. Channing was instrumental in equipping the Bergen County School systems with their first computers systems. Channing retired as Vice President of Technical Control and computer programming at American Broadcasting Company (ABC). He then moved with his wife Joann to Parkton MD, where he lived out his remaining days. Channing is Pre-deceases by parents C. Channing Jackson Jr. and Lucille Jackson and wife Joanne Hunt Jackson. He is survived by his brother Douglass D. Jackson, daughters Lauren Stacia Jackson and Shelly D. Woessner and son-in-law, S. Jeff Woessner devoted step daughter Nicole Reeves, and former wife and friend Carolyn S. Jackson. He also leaves five grandchildren, Matthew C. MacNair, Kimberly V. MacNair, Kevin C. MacNair, and cousins of the Conway and Valentine family, along with a host of others who fondly remember him as "Dad" or "Pop" or friend, including his loyal lifetime friend, Mr. Harvey Sigal who was his first professional colleague and friend in New Jersey. Harvey called him every day throughout his struggle for the last year. Grave side service will be held July 13th 2013 at 12 PM at Arbutus Memorial Park 1101 Sulphur Springs Rd, Baltimore, Maryland 21227. With a celebration of life to follow at the Dewey Loman American Legion Hall 1610 Old Sulphur Springs Rd. Arbutus MD 21227. In lieu of flowers please send contributions to the United Way or the organization of your choice.
Published in The Record/Herald News on July 10, 2013
Arbutus Memorial Park
1101 Sulphur Spring Road Baltimore, MD 21227