Andrew Leon Jackson, 79, postal worker, volunteer

December 07, 2003

Andrew Leon Jackson, a retired postal worker and a dedicated hospital volunteer, died Monday of cardiac arrest at Sinai Hospital. He was 79 and had lived for more than 50 years on West Saratoga Street.

He was born in Baltimore and attended city schools. He served in the Army from 1943 to 1945 in the 197th Port Company in Hawaii, where he was a corporal. He served from 1946 to 1949 in the Army Reserve.

Mr. Jackson worked for 42 years for the U.S. Postal Service, most of the time in customer service at the main post office in Baltimore. He retired in 1987.

After retiring, he became an almost full-time volunteer, contributing about 2,000 hours as he worked two days a week at the Department of Veterans Affairs and Bon Secours hospitals, said his wife, the former Lucretia A. Shaw.

He also was a longtime member of American Legion Post 213.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at New Shiloh Baptist Church, 2100 N. Monroe St.

In addition to his wife of 27 years, he is survived by a son, Andrew L. Jackson Jr. of Owings Mills; three daughters, Feliza Cooper and Shelley Jackson, both of Baltimore, and Kristina Longino of Cleveland; and two sisters, Sarah Cureton of Hampton, Va., and Anne M. Cooper of Baltimore.

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