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Obituary of Stephen A. Jackson Sr.


Stephen A. Jackson, Sr., 66, of 108 Mechanic Street, Canastota, passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2018, at Oneida Healthcare, following an automobile accident on Friday.

He was born on January 1, 1952, in Oneida, the son of the late William and Betty (Gorton) Jackson.

Steve spent his early years in Waterville, attending the Waterville schools. He, later, lived in Syracuse for 22 years, and has lived in Canastota since 2006.

He had worked for Kelsey Hayes in Whitesboro and Revere Copper & Brass in Utica. Steve, later, worked for Lostumbo Asphalt Driveways in Syracuse for 20 years, was a horse groomer, and presently worked at Vernon Downs Casino.

Steve was a of the Catholic faith.

He enjoyed being a horse groomer, being a Vernon Downs employee, bowling, watching all sports, and he loved animals. Steve had a big heart, and never said anything bad about anyone. He was a quiet man, and will be missed by his family and everyone who knew him.

He first married Laurie Williams, and later married Rosemary Miller on February 10, 1990, in LaFayette, NY.

Surviving are besides his wife, Rosemary, are: one son, Stephen A. Jackson, Jr. of Utica; two brothers, Richard W. Jackson of Rome, and Kenneth M. Jackson of Vernon; a sister and brother-in-law, Sherry and Donald Ford of Clinton, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Deacon Adolph Uryniak of St. Agatha's Church will officiate. Burial will be in St. Agatha's Cemetery, Canastota. There will be no public calling hours. Arrangements are under the supervision of the J. Homer Ball Funeral Home, Inc., 201 James Street, Canastota. In his memory, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association of Albany and CNY, 5 Pine West Plaza, Suite 505 Albany, New York, 12205, or to the Canastota Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 81, Canastota, NY 13032.



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