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Fredric O. Jackson

Rhinebeck, New York

July 31, 1940 - July 6, 2024

Fredric O. Jackson Obituary

Wappingers – Fredric O. Jackson, 83, passed away at home peacefully with his wife Dorothy by his side on Saturday July 6, 2024.

Born on July 31, 1940 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Emil and Ruth (VanThun) Jackson.

After receiving his Masters in Divinity, Fred began his calling of ministry. He served at many churches in the greater Hudson Valley including the Hyattsville Methodist Church, Kensington Methodist Church, Catskill UMC, Norwalk UMC, Poughkeepsie UMC, Hicksville UMC, and he retired from the Stratford UMC. Retirement didn’t slow down Fred however. He began teaching classes at a maximum-security correctional facility in Green Haven on spirituality and religion as well as holding several offices with NYAC including secretary and treasurer. He also was a Board Member of the Funeral Consumers Alliance.

He made a lasting mark on the lives of many throughout his ministry.

In his personal life, Fred was an avid Mets fan, once the Dodgers left Brooklyn and he enjoyed furthering his knowledge by reading books on history, religion and politics. He loved rustic camping with his family whether it be in a tent, pop up or cabin well into his old age. He was also an extensive world traveler having visited Israel, Egypt, Ireland, Holland, Norway, Oberammergau, Africa and Italy to name a few.

Fred was also extremely passionate about his role with Norwalk Housing, an organization dedicated to providing affordable housing to low-income families and the elderly.

Fredric is survived by his wife Dorothy and his four children, Kent (Anne), Marc (Shara), Curt (Tiffany), Lisa (Mehsen) Dahdah; his grandchildren Adam, Hannah, Tatum, Bryce, Cameron, Thalia, and Nyla; and his brother James (Doris) Stamos.

He was predeceased by his sister Anita and her husband Bill Joyce.

Fredric was laid to rest in the Natural Section of the Rhinebeck Cemetery.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday July 20, 11:30AM, United Methodist Church of Hyde Park, 1 Church St., Hyde Park, NY.

Memorial Donations in honor of Pastor Fredric Jackson can be made to St. Nicholas on the Hudson Episcopal Church, Rural and Migrant Ministry in Cornwall, NY.

Arrangements under the direction of the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, Rhinebeck, NY.

To send an online condolence, please visit www.dapsonchestney.com

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Fredric O. Jackson hosted by Dapson Chestney Funeral Home.

Wappingers – Fredric O. Jackson, 83, passed away at home peacefully with his wife Dorothy by his side on Saturday July 6, 2024.

Born on July 31, 1940 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Emil and Ruth (VanThun) Jackson.

After receiving his Masters in Divinity, Fred began his calling of ministry. He served at many churches in the greater Hudson Valley including the Hyattsville Methodist Church, Kensington Methodist Church, Catskill UMC, Norwalk UMC, Poughkeepsie UMC, Hicksville UMC, and he retired from the Stratford UMC. Retirement didn’t slow down Fred however. He began teaching classes at a maximum-security correctional facility in Green Haven on spirituality and religion as well as holding several offices with NYAC including secretary and treasurer. He also was a Board Member of the Funeral Consumers Alliance.

He made a lasting mark on the lives of many throughout his ministry.

In his personal life, Fred was an avid Mets fan, once the Dodgers left Brooklyn and he enjoyed furthering his knowledge by reading books on history, religion and politics. He loved rustic camping with his family whether it be in a tent, pop up or cabin well into his old age. He was also an extensive world traveler having visited Israel, Egypt, Ireland, Holland, Norway, Oberammergau, Africa and Italy to name a few.

Fred was also extremely passionate about his role with Norwalk Housing, an organization dedicated to providing affordable housing to low-income families and the elderly.

Fredric is survived by his wife Dorothy and his four children, Kent (Anne), Marc (Shara), Curt (Tiffany), Lisa (Mehsen) Dahdah; his grandchildren Adam, Hannah, Tatum, Bryce, Cameron, Thalia, and Nyla; and his brother James (Doris) Stamos.

He was predeceased by his sister Anita and her husband Bill Joyce.

Fredric was laid to rest in the Natural Section of the Rhinebeck Cemetery.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday July 20, 11:30AM, United Methodist Church of Hyde Park, 1 Church St., Hyde Park, NY.

Memorial Donations in honor of Pastor Fredric Jackson can be made to St. Nicholas on the Hudson Episcopal Church, Rural and Migrant Ministry in Cornwall, NY.

Arrangements under the direction of the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, Rhinebeck, NY.

To send an online condolence, please visit www.dapsonchestney.com

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Fredric O. Jackson hosted by Dapson Chestney Funeral Home.

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