Lawrence W. Jackson
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
Lawrence Jackson Nature Exhibit
Link here to a poem by Larry's brother, Lew Jackosn
"A Red Leaf in July"
Larry was such a kind person. I hope there are mountains to climb in heaven!
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998
From: zachary simpson <email@example.com >
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.
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
with thanks for taking