Robert H. Jackson, 96, of Upper Burrell Township passed on to his Heavenly Father on May 4, 2020. He was born January 29, 1924 in Arnold, PA. He lived in the Valley Camp area of the city. Later he moved to Upper Burrell Township where he built his home.
Robert served his country in World War II in the 45th Infantry. The theater of operation was North Africa, Sicily, and Italy. He received a Purple Heart being wounded at Anzio, Italy. He retired from ATI, formerly Allegheny Ludlum, with many years of service. He enjoyed fishing at an early age as many memories were made fishing with his father, friends, and later his family. Later dad developed a keen interest in Pittsburgh sports, as he liked watching football and especially hockey. Dad was a loving family man who cherished all occasions with his family. Dad made a point to take his children each year on a nice vacation.He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Upper Burrell and attended regularly before his illness prevented him from attending.
He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Dorothy (Langham) Jackson; sister, Peggy Adams of New Kensington; daughter, Debby (Jim) Varner of Upper Burrell; sons, Eugene (Connie) Jackson of Lower Burrell and Barry Jackson of Upper Burrell. Also surviving Robert are his grandchildren, Sarah (Ben) Duncan of New Kensington, Justin (Andrea) Varner of Upper Burrell, and Mike (Angie) Jackson of Lower Burrell; and great-grandchildren, Logan Varner and Ava Varner of Upper Burrell; and special church friend, Rocky Nelson, who called and visited him. There are also numerous nieces and nephews scattered across the United States.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Mabel and Edward Jackson of Arnold; sisters, Betty Williams of Oklahoma, Dorothy Pelino of New Kensington, and Franscis Bitner of Lancaster. He is also preceded in death by his brother, Eugene Jackson, who lost his life in WWII.
A special appreciation to all of the Allegheny Health Network Support Staff, who helped us in his final days. Although dad is gone, we will all have our cherished memories of his wonderful dedication to his family and the things he did for us until we all meet again in Heaven.
All services are private for immediate family only. Ross G. Walker Funeral Home Ltd., 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington was entrusted with the arrangements. rossgwalker.com
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