Friday, December 17, 2010

Eh, what're ya gonna do? That's life!

December 21, 1926 - December 9, 2010

Pine Island, NY

George R. Jackson of Pine Island, NY, entered into rest on Thursday, December 09, 2010. He was 83 years of age.

The son of the late Christopher Jackson & Margaret (Rae) Jackson he was born on December 21, 1926 in Seaside Park, NJ.

George served in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired from Ford Motor Company.

Dad was a quiet loving man, liked doing carpentry and enjoyed being with his family, especially his grandchildren, great-granddaughter, and nephew Andy.

You could always find him sitting at the kitchen table with the coffee pot on to welcome visitors, with John Wayne Westerns playing on the TV. He was a kind hearted to do for others but would never ask for anything. We will always remember his favorite saying, What are you going to do? That's life.

Survivors include his children: Christopher Jackson and wife, Colleen of Georgia, Pamela Todman and husband, Donald of Pine Island; son, Thomas Jackson and wife, Josie of Montana; his grandchildren: Lauren St. Onge and husband, Adam, Shelby Jackson, Shane Jackson and wife, Kim, Ashley and Heather Jackson; great-granddaughter, Sidney St. Onge, and his best friend, Ed Ward and wife, Helene. He was predeceased by his wife, Gertrude Jackson; son, Rev. Bruce Jackson; two brothers and two sisters.

Visitation will be on Monday, December 13, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., at T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 690 County Route# 1, Pine Island, NY 10969.

Funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 14, at St. Stanislaus Church, Pine Island, NY 10969. Burial will be immediately following in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Pine Island.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Pine Island Volunteer Ambulance Corps., PO Box 264, Pine Island, NY 10969.

Arrangements by T.S. Purta Funeral Home; 845-651-7711. To send a condolence online, or for directions please go to

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