Paul F. Jackson

January 26, 2017

Jackson, Paul Obituary

Loving husband and father, 90 of Montague.

Paul F. Jackson, 90, of Montague, NJ, formerly of North Chatham, Cape Cod, MA, Oakhurst, NJ, and West Orange, NJ, passed away on January 26, 2017 at home, suddenly and peacefully.

Friends may call at Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford, PA on January 31, 2017 from 9:30 to 10:30 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church, Milford, PA on January 31, 2017 at 11 AM with Rev. Alfred Vito. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ.

The son of Robert and Mary (Scanlon) Jackson, Paul was born on January 22, 1927 in West Orange, NJ.

Upon his graduation from West Orange High School, Paul began his 38 year career with The New Jersey Bell Telephone Company. On his 18th birthday, Paul proudly enlisted in the Unites States Navy, serving in World War II. Following his honorable discharge, he resumed his career with New Jersey Bell rising through the ranks, retiring in 1983 as District Accounting Manager in Cranford, NJ.

While at New Jersey Bell, Paul met and married the love of his life, Helen Ingram, with whom he celebrated 60 years of marriage. Upon his retirement from the phone company, Paul and Helen built their dream house in North Chatham, Cape Cod where they lived for 12 years prior to returning to New Jersey.

While living in Cape Cod, Paul pursued a real estate career as a broker/ agent and appraiser. Paul served on The Chatham Zoning Board of Appeals, serving as Chairman for several years. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, Cape Cod Chapter, serving as President for several years.

Paul was a member of Saint Patrick’s Church, Milford, PA, and The American legion, the NRA, and former member of the Minisink Garden Club and the Montaque Association for the Restoration of Community History. An avid outdoorsman, Paul loved to hunt, fish, play golf, and was an award winning dahlia grower. Paul had an amazing analytical mind, was a mathematical genius and he so loved to have a good time.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Helen and daughter Barbara Arendt, both in July 2015, his parents Robert and Mary and his half brother Robert, Paul is survived by three children Carol Chill and her husband Fred of Livingston, NJ, Wayne Jackson and his wife Danielle of Iselin, NJ, Robert Jackson of Bayville, NJ; son-in-law Gary Arendt of Landing, NJ; two grandchildren Talia and Alina Jackson; step granddaughter Melissa Chill and step great granddaughter Delilah Jane.

Our family is forever indebted to our brother in law Gary Arendt for saving Dad’s life 25 years ago after he had suffered a massive heart attack. How all of us cherished those 25 years.

Dad will be greatly missed by all of us, but we are comforted in knowing he is reunited with “his sweetie”, and his beloved daughter Barbara and his parents.
Of course, Dad will be rooting for his New England Patriots on Sunday.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Paul’s name to the charity of your choice.




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January 31, 2017
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Visiting
Stroyan Funeral Home

405 W. Harford Street
Milford, PA 18337
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January 31, 2017
11:00 a.m.

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St. Patrick’s Church

111 E. High Street
Milford, PA 18337
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January 31, 2017

Burial
Gate of Heaven Cemetery

225 Ridgedale Avenue
East Hanover, NJ 07936
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