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James C. Jackson, formerly of Buffalo, died Sunday (Sept. 24, 2000) in his home in Spring Hill, Fla., after a brief illness. He was 78.

Born in Youngstown, Ohio, he served with the U.S. Army in World War II.

Jackson worked as a foreman for New York Telephone in Buffalo for 36 years before moving to Spring Hill in 1982.

He was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in Spring Hill and the church's men's club. He also was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and the American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, the former Jean Healy; three sons, Michael of British Columbia and James C. Jr. and Paul, both of East Aurora; four daughters, Lauri Licher of Pittsburgh, Judith Guth of Rochester, Sally Collins of Lakeland, Fla., and Christine Cleary; three brothers, Donald of Orchard Park, Robert of Marilla and Joseph of Charlotte, S.C.; 18 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered today in St. Frances Cabrini Church, Spring Hill. Burial, with a military graveside service, was in Florida National Cemetery.

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