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William C. Jackson Obituary
Jackson, William C.

Newark Valley: Life is a song ~ Love the music… William C. Jackson, 93, passed away peacefully to his heavenly home on Friday, February 28, 2014. Bill is survived by his loving and devoted wife of nearly 68 years, Margaret (Thorne) Jackson; his children, David Jackson, Teri (David) Morse, Peter (Angie) Jackson, Jean (James) Bolden; his sister, Irene Meister; his special grandchildren, Cody Jackson, Whitney Morse, Kyle Jackson, Sabrina Sepulveda, Valerie Rosado, Joshua Bolden and James Bolden; eight great-grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Bill was born on May 5, 1920 in Buffalo, NY, son of the late Clement and Alice (Potter) Jackson. He was a graduate of Orchard Park High School, received his Master's in Music from Fredonia, and was a veteran of the US Army. Bill shared his love of music with many students during his career as music teacher in the Newark Valley School System. He retired in 1978 following 32 years of service. Bill was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Owego and participated in the church choir. He enjoyed playing his saxophone with various bands in the community over the years and also enjoyed photography, painting, drawing, and sewing clothing for himself and the family. He will be greatly missed by his family and his community. Friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories on Friday, March 7th, from 6-8 p.m. at the MacPherson Funeral Home, Newark Valley. A celebration his life will be held on Saturday, March 8th, at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Owego, with Father Geoffrey Doolittle presiding. Memories and condolences for Bill's family may be shared in his guest book at macphersonfh.com. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 117 Main St., Owego, NY 13827 in loving memory of William C. Jackson.



Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin on Mar. 4, 2014
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