Grant E. Jackson (1923 - 2015)

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Grant E. Jackson, 92, died June 25, 2015, in Naples, Fla.
Born June 14, 1923, in Shawmut, he was the son of the late Earl E. and Mabel M. Jackson. He was married to Nancy Jane Fuchs of Bellvue on Nov. 18, 1950. She preceded him in death March 20, 1980, at the age of 48.
Mr. Jackson graduated from Horton Township High School in 1941 and from Penn State University in 1948.
He served in the United States Army Air Force from June 1943 until September 1945, serving with the 15th Air Force Squadron in Italy from March 1944 until June 1945.
He entered employment at H.J. Heinz Company in Pittsburgh in June of 1948. He held various management positions before retiring as General Manager of Distribution and Customer Service in June of 1995, after 48 years with the company.
With the exception of the Air Force and Penn State University, Mr. Jackson lived in the Shawmut/Brockport area from June 1923 until June 1948 and then he resided in Pittsburgh from June 1948 until 1999.
After retirement, he resided in Estero, Fla. and then Naples, Fla. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs, Fla. He was also a life member of the Certified Practitioners Interstate Commission, American Society Traffic/Transportation Association, National Freight Association and Traffic Club of Pittsburgh and the Food Grocers' Manufacturers Association of America. He also had affiliations with the Penn State Alumni Association of Ft. Meyers, Fla. and the Elk Lodge #2753 in Bonita Springs, Fla.
He is survived by two daughters, Diane (Cory) Koos of Erie and Patricia (Larry) Lutz of Portage, Mich.
He is also survived by 11 grandchildren: Jenna (Andy) Cotherman, Joshua (Nikki) Zeyfang, Austin (Courtney) Zeyfang, Spencer Zeyfang, Colin Zeyfang, Marshall Zeyfang, Rachel Lutz, Jared Lutz, Adam Lutz, Katherine Sherry and Zachary Sherry; and one great-grandchild, Brynlee Zeyfang (Joshua and Nikki).
He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Karen M. Jackson of Denver, Colo.
A graveside service will be held at noon Friday, Aug. 7. at St. Tobias Cemetery in Brockway, with Pastor Cory Koos officiating. Full military honors will be conducted by Parson-Marnati Post #95 of the American Legion.
The Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home, Brockway, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be left at
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Published in The Courier Express from Aug. 5 to Aug. 6, 2015
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