Clare Robert "CR" Jackson

C. R. Jackson

1929 - 2014


ANDOVER - Clare Robert "CR" Jackson, 85, passed away on Saturday (Sept. 13, 2014) at Hart Comfort House of Allegany County, surrounded by family.Mr. Jackson was born on April 17, 1929, in Wellsville, to Clare Lynn and Anna Louise (Cronk) Jackson. He was a 1946 graduate of Andover Central School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1946-48 and again from 1950-51, the latter term in combat overseas in Korea during the conflict. On April 28, 1953, he married Elizabeth J. Childs, who predeceased him on Jan. 17, 2009."CR" was a 38 year veteran of the New York State Police, retiring as a senior investigator in 1989.Bob is survived by two sons, Michael R. (Cheryl) Jackson of Andover and Robert J. (Yvonne) Jackson of Canton, Ohio; two daughters, Marcella J. (Bradley) Bledsoe of Andover and Patricia A. Jackson (Mary Lynn Howe) of Fair Haven; one brother, Clyde W. Jackson of Whiting, N.J.; eight grandchildren, Katy (Steve) Willard, Matthew Jackson, Colin Bledsoe, Molly (Burt) Turner, Daniel (Danielle) Jackson, Joseph (Lauren) Jackson, Melanie Jackson and John Jackson; twelve great-grandchildren, Emma Terhune, Grady Terhune, Gabrielle Terhune, Elden Terhune, Nolan Willard, Maureen Willard, Kylen Jackson, Maeve Turner, Josey Turner, Cal Turner, Wes Urbano and Emmerson Jackson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.He was predeceased by one sister, Margaret I. Jackson and one brother, James H. Jackson."CR" was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was fascinated with the details of war history. Anytime there was a local Andover sporting event, he was there to cheer on the home team, especially if one of his children or grandchildren were on the team. Bob was very proud of his 45 year plus tradition of cooking what became known as "Bob's Sunday Brunch".Bob was a longtime member of Allegheny Mountain Chapter of the Association of Former New York State Troopers, Inc., the American Association of State Troopers, the Frank B. Church VFW Post 2530, the Andover Lynch-Burgett Post # 397 American Legion, the 40 & 8, the Wellsville Elks Lodge #1495 and the AMVETS Post #1.Visiting hours will be on Monday evening from 6-9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. at the Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church in Andover on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Sean DiMaria as celebrant. Burial with full military honors will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at contributions in Bob's name may be made to Hart Comfort House of Allegany County, 141 East State St., Wellsville, NY 14895.

Published in Wellsville Daily Reporter on Sept. 13, 2014