Lawrence W. Jackson

Larry and TJ the Lab.... BERNE -- Lawrence W. Jackson, 61, died at home early Monday, August 3, 1998 following a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Born in Laconia, NH, he was the son of the late L. Worley and Kathleen D. Jackson. He was raised in Gilford, NH, graduated from Laconia High School and the University of Maine at Orono and did graduate work at Utah State. He spent two years in the U.S. Navy serving as bugler on the U.S.S. Springfield, the flagship of the Sixth Fleet and held various jobs related to wildlife before moving to New York to begin a long career with the State of New York 

He worked on deer management projects at the then Department of Environmental Conservation Wildlife Research Laboratory in Delmar, then moved to the environment unit of the Public Service Commission in Albany, where he spent more than 20 years, most recently as an ecologist. 

His lifelong interest in the outdoors made him an avid hiker, hunter, skier, bird-watcher and conservationist. He was an active member and officer of the Wildlife Society, a founding member of the Berne Conservation Advisory Board and had received awards for climbing the Northeast 111 and Adirondack 46 peaks over 4,000 ft. At the time of his death, he had completed 30 of the 35 Catskill peaks over 3,500 ft. He was a member of Altamont Reformed Church, where he sang in the choir and had served on Consistory and various committees. He was also active in the Hilltowns Players, played trumpet on occasion in brass ensembles and had sung with the Capital Hill Choral Society for many years. 

Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Carol "Kitt" (Rarog) Jackson; a daughter, Rebecca; a son, Mark, both of Berne; his mother, Kathleen Jackson of Thornton, NH; two sisters, Ann Tripple of Portland, OR and Linda Santy of Thornton, NH; a brother, Lewis of Center Harbor, NH; numerous nieces and nephews. 

Calling hours will be at Fredendall Funeral Home, 199 Main Street, Altamont Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the Altamont Reformed Church, 129 Lincoln Avenue in Altamont on Sunday, August 9 at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions, if desired, may be sent to the Lewis M. Fowler Camp and Retreat Center, Albany Synod, 1790 Grand Boulevard, Schenectady, NY 12309 .

a view south of the Catskill Mountains from Berne New York
Lewis M. Fowler Camp and Retreat Center 
Lawrence Jackson Nature Exhibit 
Link here to a poem by Larry's brother, Lew Jackosn

"A Red Leaf in July"
Messages from some of Larry Jackson's friends

Larry was such a kind person.  I hope there are mountains to climb in heaven! 
M. Shoudy

 Subject:     Message to Larry
   Date:       Tue, 15 Sep 1998
   From:      zachary simpson < >

Larry Jackson was an amazing human being.  He was a true mentor not only to his children, but to me.  Thank you Larry for showing me that climbing a mountain might be strenuous, but reaching the summit makes everything worthwhile.

                                                Zachary Simpson

Subject:      (no subject)
   Date:       Fri, 11 Dec 1998 13:20:20 EST

I worked with Larry Jackson on a PSC project up in Plattsburgh.  What always
impressed me was what a gentleman he was.  To me he seemed to be a man a few words, but when he spoke, they were always thoughtful ones.  I know he is
missed at the PSC and elsewhere.

Barbara Beall
The LA Group, P.C
Chair, New York State Wetlands Forum 

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Zachary up to the mountains