Robert E. Jackson

  • Born: August 18, 1926
  • Died: January 10, 2019
  • Location: Mayfield Heights, Ohio

Fioritto Funeral Service

5236 Mayfield Rd
Lyndhurst, OH 44124

Tel. (440) 442-5900

Tribute & Message From The Family

Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Brother, Brother-In-Law, Uncle

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Bob by adding your memories and photos.

ROBERT E. JACKSON, born August 26, 1926 to Ada and Everett J. Jackson and lived his youth in Burton, Ohio. At 17, Bob enlisted in the Navy and was stationed at Pearl Harbor until the end of WWII. He attended Hiram College and Kent State University getting degrees in Education and Administration. Bob dedicated his 34 years in education totally to West Geauga Schools in Chesterland, serving as a teacher at Chester, and a principal at Russell, the Junior High/Middle School and the High School. He spent most of his career at the Middle School/Junior High level, which was the age he thoroughly enjoyed.

Bob's outside interests were history, reading, golfing and photography. He also had a strong passion for exploring the Hawaiian Islands. He visited there 23 times, always taking friends or family along to explore the islands with him.

After retirement he spent the next decade in support of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association moving through the ranks from District Director to President. One of the achievements of which he was most proud was working with retired teachers and being able to help active teachers plan for retirement.

The last two decades of retirement, Bob and Nancy enjoyed winters in Florida with friends and summers in Ohio with family.
He leaves behind his loving wife, Nancy, 3 wonderful children, Cynthia Penter (Gordon Van Metre), Sandra Nelson (Eric Nelson) and Michael Jackson (Arjay Lorana), 8 devoted grandchildren and their spouses, and 10 adorable great grandchildren. He leaves a half-sister, Susan Neff and two half-brothers, Ken Miller and Tom Jackson, and many in-laws, nieces and nephews. His brother William is deceased. He was dearly loved by brother-in-law, Lynn R. Schreffler, his wife Kathy and their three sons, Lynn G., David (deceased) and Dustin Schreffler, and his brother's children Patty Tutsock, Helen Safranek and William Jackson

If Bob were here now, just know he would be holding your hand and sharing with you his love and hugs.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bob's memory suggested to your favorite charity.
Family and friends are invited to gather for a Memorial Service in Bob's honor on Saturday, January 19, at 10 a.m. at the Patterson Event Center, 11414 Caves Road, Chesterland, Ohio.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Nancy,
Glenn and I received your holiday note and then heard of Bobs passing. We were in Chicago with Adam & his new wife last weekend or we would most definitely have attended the service. Glenn would like to talk to you if you could message him your number

Posted by Glenn Bitner - South Russell, OH - coworker   January 22, 2019

Bob was the true definition of what good person should be. He was also a hard working professional in education who had the interest of students, teachers and parents in mind at all times, a special person. Very proud to have had the pleasure of knowing Robert Jackson.

Posted by Ron Ayers - Mentor, OH - Friend   January 21, 2019


My sincere condolences to you, Nancy, for the loss of your beloved husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and with your entire family at this most difficult time.

A warm embrace of love and friendship,
B Colage

Posted by - Gates Mills, OH   January 19, 2019

I always thought Mr. Jackson was a wonderful and kind principal at West Geauga. I also saw his fun side when he used to hang out with my parents in my youth. My sincerest sympathies to all his family.Love to his children, especially to Michael. Beth Savage Glosik

Posted by Beth Glosik - Brecksville, OH - Family Friend   January 18, 2019

We will continue to treasure our memories of times spent with Bob and Nancy in Florida. May God bring you His comfort.
Hugs, Nancy!
John and Annette

Posted by A friend   January 14, 2019

Sorry for your loss.Such a wonderful person and a devoted teacher. Always had time to listen to you. My thoughts can only echo what has already been written. Our prayers are with you..

Frank (Class of WESt GEAUGA 1960) & Joan Svetek.
Houston, Tx Jan 14, 2019

Posted by Frank Svetek - Katy, TX - Student   January 14, 2019

May the God of all comfort sustain your family during the days ahead Psalms 119:76

Posted by A friend   January 14, 2019

Dear Nancy and Family, It's been a privilege to witness Mr. Jackson's life on earth and your loving devotion to him. I am sure he continues to inspire, educate and offer kindness and charity beyond. I am so sorry for your loss and I pray for comfort in your cherished memories.

Posted by Nancy Hrivnak - Chesterland, OH - Family Friend   January 13, 2019

Dearest family of Uncle Bob,
Thank you for sharing the light and love of Uncle Bob with us during our visits to Ohio.
May you find comfort in the wonderful memories and the beautiful years together.
Hugs and love,
Michelle and Family

Posted by Michelle Szpara - Adamstown, PA - Family Friend   January 13, 2019

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