Aaron "Arnie" Jackson
Arnie Jackson, son of Lou and Toby Jackson, a long time resident of San Francisco, passed away on September 12, 2013 at his home with family and friends by his side. Arnie was raised and schooled in New York and after college, joined the Air Force where he rose to the rank of captain. He then went on to rise to the level of senior captain for United Airlines, from which he retired in 1991. He remained as active in his retirement as during his working life, pursuing all of his eclectic interests, playing tennis, attending opera, symphony, theatre, enjoying good food all along the way, never abandoning his commitment to the philanthropic causes which he embraced. He established the Jackson-Wright Foundation to help support such institutions as the Hebrew University, the Jewish Welfare Federation, The National Jewish Fund, and such charitable essential organizations as the Mission Neighborhood Health Center AIDS Program. He also supported the Rocket Dog rescue.
Nothing in life is permanent but his memory and his actions will last long past the span of his days. That last, the lifetime of the good that a person does, is the measure of a person's worth. By that measure, Arnie Jackson was priceless.
He survived by his niece, Hallie Waltuch and her children Brian and Ethan Petersen. His daughters Beth Wright-Perrotta (Joe) and Missy Wright-Hogenson (Wayne) and his grandchildren, Caitlyn, Daniel, Jennifer, Laura, Riley, and Brock.
The family is especially thankful to Arnie's closest and dearest friends, Ed Barraza, Mike Hill, his dogs, Shimon & Lassie for all the love and support they brought to his life.
A service is planned for Sunday September 15th 2013 at Sinai Memorial Chapel, 1501 Divisadero St. SF CA 94115 at 1pm followed by burial service at Hills Of Eternity in Colma.
In lieu of flowers, Arnie, along with the family would have those who loved him donate to the
on his behalf.