Andrew Jackson, 81; active parishioner of Corning, responsible for Cursillo
Mike Latone / Catholic Mail | 08.04.2021
Andrew H. Jackson, a Painted Post resident active in various parish and diocesan ministries for the past 50 years, passed away on July 31, 2021, in Bampa’s house at Corning. He was 81 years old.
Mr. Jackson was a lay coordinator of the Cursillo movement for the Southern Tier and helped bring Cursillo to the Diocese of Rochester. A parishioner at Corning Parish of All Saints, he was a reader, extraordinary minister of Holy Communion and director of religious education at the high school of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul church. Mr. Jackson was Grand Knight of Corning Council 281 of the Knights of columbus and also served as Cub leader for Pack 91.
Mr. Jackson was originally from Brooklyn. He graduated from Régis High School in New York in 1957; Manhattan College in New York City in 1961 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering; Corning Community College in 1980 with an associate’s degree in business administration; and George Washington University in Washington, DC in 2002 with a Masters in Project Management.
Mr. Jackson was a captain in the US Air Force, as an electrical design engineer and squadron commander. In 1964 he joined Corning Glassware, where he worked as an engineer and project manager for national and international projects. He retired from Corning Inc. in 2005 after 41 years of service.
He is survived by his children, Andrew (Jennifer) Jackson, Thomas Jackson, Ann (Brett) Nordman and Sister Mary Jackson, FMA; and grandchildren, Allison, Brian and Brennan Nordman; Claire, Sara and Andrew Jackson; and Evan Shank.
A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday August 7 for Mr. Jackson and for his wife of 47 years, Barbara Ann Jackson, who died on May 28, 2020 at the age of 78. The funeral liturgy will begin at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Church, 155 State St., Corning.
Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Corning. Memorial donations can be made to All Saints Parish, Bampa’s House or your favorite charity.
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