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Robert D. "Bob" Jackson

April 2, 1927 — December 5, 2017

Robert D. Jackson      “beloved father, grandfather, and friend”

COUDERSPORT---Robert D. “Bob” Jackson, 90, a longtime resident of Coudersport, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a short illness.

Born on April 2, 1927 in Kane, he was a son of Robert H. and Dorothy A. Lindblade Jackson.  On May 9, 1951 in Coudersport, he married Laura M. Thompson, who passed away on January 27, 1993. On June 21, 1997 in Coudersport, he married Margaret V. “Marg” Burt, who passed away on January 3, 2014.

Bob was a graduate of Kane High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving for four years during World War II.  He attended Bliss Electrical School in Washington, D.C.  He began his career at Bell Telephone Company first as a lineman and retiring as a switchman after many years of service.

Bob was a life member of Christ Episcopal Church in Coudersport where he served as a lay reader.  He was a committeeman for Boy Scout Troop 32 in Coudersport, a member of the Coudersport Service Club and was a member of the Coudersport Golf Club. He was also a member of the Coudersport American Legion Post 192 and a member of the Telephone Pioneers of Pennsylvania. He was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates fan and a Coudersport Falcons fan of anything involving the grandsons.

Bob was a member and Past Master of Eulalia Lodge #342 F. & A.M. in Coudersport, a member of the Coudersport Consistory, attaining the 33rd degree, a member of the Coudersport Council #63, a member of Coudersport Royal Arch Chapter #263, a member of Coudersport Lodge of Perfection, a member of Coudersport Council of Princes of Jerusalem, a member of Coudersport Council Chapter of Rose Croix, a DeMolay Chapter advisor for the Legion of Honor, a member of Arnold Royal Arch Chapter #254 in Port Allegany, a member of the Potter Commandery No. 69, a member of the Allegany County (NY) Shrine Club, and a member of the Jaffa Temple Shrine in Altoona.  In 2013 he proudly received his 70 year service pin from the Coudersport Consistory.

Surviving are three sons, Paul R. Jackson and Mark D. (Kathi) Jackson, both of Coudersport and Steven R. Chilson of Culpeper, VA; a daughter, Sherri L. (Jim) Snyder of Coudersport; seven grandsons; four great-granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wives, Bob was predeceased by a sister, Joann Williamson.

Friends may call from 11am to 1pm on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the Coudersport Consistory, 111 East Second Street, Coudersport,  where a memorial service will follow at 1pm with the Rev. Janis Yskamp, rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Coudersport, officiating. Following, a Masonic memorial service will be conducted by members of Eulalia Lodge #342 F. & A.M. as well as a 33rd degree service.

Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery at the convenience of the family at a time and date to be determined. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 1645 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505; to Christ Episcopal Church, 601 North Main Street, Coudersport, PA 16915; to the Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association, 122 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Bob’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, December 16, 2017

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Shinglehouse United Methodist Church

209 Lincoln St, Shinglehouse, PA 16748

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Memorial Service

Saturday, December 16, 2017

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