Paul Andrew Jackson

Bar pilot, 56Paul Andrew Jackson, 56, of Astoria, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003 in Astoria.

Capt. Jackson was born Nov. 22, 1946 in Oakland, Calif., to Edward G. and Margaret M. Zerzan Jackson. He was raised in Sacramento, Calif., and graduated from high school there. He graduated from California Maritime Academy in 1967.

In 1986, he married Charlotte Lancaster. She survives, living in Astoria.

His career as a ship's captain took him to many places in the world. He became a Columbia River Bar Pilot in 1986.

Capt. Jackson was a musician who loved singing and playing the guitar. He hosted the Monday morning radio show at KMUN. He emceed the Astoria Regatta Boat Parade and "Shanghaied in Astoria," and was very involved with his church. Family members said he was very athletic and loved physical sports, especially swimming and volleyball. He was a familiar sight in Astoria, walking his dogs three times a day.

He was a member of the Columbia River Maritime Museum, the Clatsop County Historical Society, the Knights of Columbus and the Astoria Clowns.

In addition to his wife, Capt. Jackson is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Kathleen "Katie" Jackson of Portland and Sharon and Chuck Pattishall of Pocatello, Idaho; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Christopher "Chris" Jackson of Sacramento and James "Jim" and Mary Lancaster of Clermont, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Eric Jackson of Sacramento, Emma, Haley and Audrey Pattishall of Pocatello, and Amber, Shane, Caleb and Jordan Lancaster of Clermont; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Peter and Priscilla Jackson of Salinas, Calif., Bob and Kathleen Jackson of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Ed and Delores Jackson of Fall Brook, Calif.; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Jane Sparks of Orange Grove, Calif., Joan Roensch of Millbrae, Calif., and Jean and Bill Waggoner of Sacramento; a brother-in-law and his wife, Ronald and Donna Hajj of Andover, Mass.; a sister-in-law, Joyce Bryant of Beaumont, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews; and his dogs, Doc and Tessie.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be 1 p.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1465 Grand Ave., followed by a funeral Mass at 2 p.m. at the church.

Private interment will be held.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Children's Fund, P.O. Box 26511, Richmond, VA 23251-6511, or Clatsop Animal Assistance, P.O. Box 622, Warrenton, OR 97146.

Caldwell's Luce-Layton Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

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