Donald J. Jackson, age 86 of North Huntingdon, passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2018 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born January 15, 1932 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Anton and Agnes (Brletic) Jackson. A retiree from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board in Olympia Shopping Center, Donald was a US Marine Corps Veteran of the Korean War and a member of St. Angela Merici Parish in White Oak, CFU #3 in McKeesport, the Archer Hill Bowling League, the White Oak American Legion, and Club Dobrotvor.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years Geraldine "Gerry" (Magrosky) Jackson; his daughters Donna (Patrick) McLaughlin of North Huntingdon, Linda (Mark) Davis of Manassas, VA, Patricia (Dale) Schweinsberg of London, UK, and Valerie (Dan) Schoy of White Oak; his grandchildren Jonathan McLaughlin, Katie Craddock, Erik and Adam Davis, Amy Williamson, Anna Bosworth, Kaylee and Morgan Schoy, Donald Jackson, Jennifer Halaszynski, and Bernadette Jackson; his fourteen great-grandchildren; and also nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his son Gary Jackson. Friends will be received in the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Borough, McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-3454) on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 10 AM in St. Angela Merici Church. Procession and burial with military honors will follow to Sacred Heart Cemetery, Port Vue. Memorial contributions in Donald's name should be made to St. Jude's Hospital, 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, TN 38105. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com
Originally published November 25, 2018.