Ronald G Jackman
October 6, 1942 – November 17, 2021
Ronald G. Jackman, 79, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, passed away on November 17, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Ron is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Helen Lehneman Jackman, a son Gregory Jackman and wife Krista of Eliot, Maine, and a daughter Jennifer Brocklehurst and husband Scot of Milford, New Hampshire; four grandchildren Sydney Jackman, Holden Jackman, Ethan Brocklehurst, and Emma Brocklehurst; two sisters, Madonna Jackman and Sherrie Jackman, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and a brother, Kerry Jackman of Laconia, New Hampshire. Ron was predeceased by his parents Richard Jackman and Rita Landroche Jackman.
Ron was a graduate of Ashland High School, Ashland, New Hampshire, where he was a star basketball and baseball player. From 1961 to 1965 he served in the U.S. Air Force, where he received training in Radar and Electronics Systems. In 1967 Ron graduated from New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, New Hampshire with an associates degree in Electrical Engineering and subsequently graduated with a BS degree in Industrial Technology from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts in 1973.
Ron had forty years of experience in diverse telecommunication management and sales management experience. For several years he accumulated 100,000 air travel miles a year which afforded his wife and family many wonderful vacations.
Ron was an avid sportsman. He loved to hunt and fish. Since moving to Florida in 2018, he enjoyed year-round golf, tennis, bocce, biking, pool exercises, and working out in the gym. He joined the Freedom Boat Club and enjoyed many boating excursions. He took up wood carving and painting of decoy ducks and loons. He loved watching all sports on television. He was a huge New England Patriots fan but learned that wearing his Patriots garb in Florida was not always appreciated. After his move to Florida Ron told everyone that the best day of his life was when he sold his snow blower.
Ron was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He especially enjoyed being a grandfather. It allowed him to be uncharacteristically silly and goofy. His grandchildren will always remember his Chewbacca mask antics and the hilarity it created.
A private ceremony will be held in New Hampshire in the summer of 2022.
Donations in his memory may be sent to the Treasure Coast Hospice, 5090 Dunn Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981
- Treasure Coast Hospice
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Ronald G Jackman
November 22, 2021
Sympathy, prayers and hugs to Ron’s family and friends. Although I knew Ron for a short time, he immediately displayed the strength , creative, technical wizard, worldly, super active with fortitude, charm, stoicism, clever, intelligent, humorous, kind and
Loving soul. He was definitely a role model and the best of the best.A the gem. Rest and peace, Ron. You will be missed but not forgotten.
November 19, 2021
Helen, It is with enormous sorrow that I offer my condolences to you, Greg and Jen. Knowing the man that he was, I can only imagine what a tremendous husband and father he must have been.
I will never forget growing up in Ashland with Ron and the rest of our very large, but incredibly close family.
Whether it was walking to the playground with nobody older than 10; playing a ballgame behind our grandparents house, or, Ron, Chuck and I getting together at the Family Reunion to show the "youngsters" that the "old guys" could still play some basketball. Always had a lot of fun! Very thankful to be a part of
such a wonderful family.
Keep the memories close to your heart. It will help.
November 18, 2021
I have many great memories of Ron from our countless hunting and fishing trips, but one really stands out. It was 1999 or 2000, early October on our way up to Pittsburg to hunt grouse. Ron had offered to pick me up and drive with him. At that point in my life I was newly married, just bought a house and was starting a new job. As we headed north the conversation drifted from catching up with each other, to all the things that life hands you, and how best to deal with it. His advice to me was immeasurable. I dont know if Ron was trying to show off the capabilities of his new jeep, or was so engrossed in conversation that he didnt want it to end, but we took almost every dirt road in the state in our 6 (normally 3) hour journey. To make the day even more remarkable, it was the most epic hunting trip to date. We showed up to camp with 5 birds! Will miss you Ron.