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Mr. James Joseph Jackson
December 9, 1936 ~ December 24, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Mr. James J. Jackson, 87, of Lehighton, Pa. passed into eternal rest on Christmas Eve at his residence. He was the husband of the late Marie A. DeGeorge who passed away 3/3/2021. Born in Phila. on Dec. 9, 1936, he was a son of the late Charles & Elizabeth (Cook) Jackson. He served our country with the US Army attaining the rank of PFC. Prior to his retirement, he was employed in the metal fabrication industry as a welder. James was a member of SS Peter & Paul RC Church, Lehighton, and formerly held a membership with the Knights Of Columbus. He enjoyed trips to the seashore and spending time with his loving family, grand & greatgrandchildren. Surviving are 3 daughters, Donna O'Brien (William) of Berwick, Debbie O'Neill (Dennis) of Pennsauken, Michelle Forrest (Robert) of Philadelphia, a son John Jackson (Colleen) of Kresgeville, a sister, Theresa Dillon of Philadelphia, 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by a son James and several sisters, & brothers. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial in his honor will be held on Friday Dec. 29th at 11 a.m. at SS Peter & Paul RC Church, 3rd & Coal St., Lehighton with the Rev. Christopher M. Zelonis and Deacon Joseph C. Wilhelm Jr. officiating. Call 10-11 am in the church. Interment will full military honors under the direction of the Lehighton Area UVO in the parish cemetery, N 4th St., Lehighton. Memorial Contributions in his honor may be made to the church. Online condolences can be offered at www.ovsakfh.com.