Category: Death Notices

OBIT: Paul G. “Chip” Jackson (Ford City)

Paul G. “Chip” Jackson, 81, of Ford City, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in  Good Samaritan Hospice, Cabot.

Born December 1, 1932, in Ford City, he was a son of the late Isaac and Eliza (Powell) Jackson.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during the Korean War.

“Chip” retired from Armstrong School District, after many years of service as a custodian.

“Chip” was a member and elder of the Appleby Manor Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of the Seneca Lodge #805, the Royal Arch Chapter #247, Council # 52, Commandry #100, and the Coudersport Consistory.

He is survived by three daughters: Grace (John) King of Owego, NY, Diane (Ed) Parker of Kansas City, KS, and Kathy Farester, and her companion, Jonathan Matus, of Ford City; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lula Oliver of Florida.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores “Dolly” Jackson; a sister, Lois Toy; and a brother, Ernest Jackson.

Friends will be welcomed from 2-4 and 7-9PM today – Thursday, July 24, 2014 – in the Welch Funeral Home in Ford City.

A Masonic service will be held at 7PM at the funeral home.

Additional viewing will available at 10AM tomorrow – Friday, July 25, 2014 – before the funeral service  at 11AM at Appleby Manor Presbyterian Church in Manor Township, with Pastors Laurie Milligan and Lloyd Riggle co-officiating.

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In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, 134 Marwood Road, Cabot, PA 16023.

OBIT: V. Franklin Craig (Cowansville)

Van Franklin Craig, 61, of Cowansville, died on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Snyder-Crissman Funeral Home in Cowansville, where a funeral service will be held at 2PM on Sunday, July 27, 2014 with the Reverend David Croyle officiating.

A complete obituary will appear in the Friday edition of the Kittanning Paper and will be announced on WTYM AM 1380 radio at 12:15 PM.

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