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“Gail, Jodi and John Jr. It has been a year and I still cannot believe John is gone. I think of him often as I am sure all of you do as well. God...Read More »
1 of 74 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Family of John:I worked with John until he moved to another law firm. It was 2 1/2 years ago when I made a job change that I found myelf...Read More »
2 of 74 | Posted by: Kathy Walker - Cleveland, OH

“Dear John and Family,So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. ”
3 of 74 | Posted by: Jim Cooney - North Olmsted, OH

“Gail, Jodie & John, I was so saddened to hear of John's passing. I'm glad I got the chance to meet and hang out with him at Jodie's wedding. He was...Read More »
4 of 74 | Posted by: A friend

“News of John's passing was such a shock. He was always such a gentleman and a credit to the legal community. He will be missed. Gail and their...Read More »
5 of 74 | Posted by: A friend

“I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss. To the family and his firm, my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. He was a...Read More »
6 of 74 | Posted by: Cheryl Nagy - Lima, OH

“Michael and I were so saddened to learn of John's passing. He has been such a rock for the family and we'll be forever grateful for his support when...Read More »
7 of 74 | Posted by: Mark Ing - New York, NY

“I was very sorry to hear of John's passing. He was a great lawyer and teacher. Prayers go out to his family. ”
8 of 74 | Posted by: Jim Myers - Atlanta, GA

“We pray that the many, beautiful memories of this dear man hold steadfast in your hearts, and that God's grace shall always keep you happy and safe...Read More »
9 of 74 | Posted by: Toby and Ellen Hirshman

“Dear John,Heather and my girls,We are saddened by your loss and praying for your healing through this time of grief. Our love goes out to you and...Read More »
10 of 74 | Posted by: Kathy, Phil ,Elizabeth Nader - VA

“John was a great mentor to me at JMTK, and a friend ever since - almost like a big brother. He was one of my favorite people of all time. I will...Read More »
11 of 74 | Posted by: Ed Taber - Cleveland, OH

“John: May you rest in peace. A life- long friend. A HS pal and a business associate, you will be missed by many as you provided comfort to those...Read More »
12 of 74 | Posted by: Jim Mareitta - Newport Beach, CA

“Very sorry to hear of John's passing. Will always remember his great sense of humor and presence. He had the ability to lift the spirits of everyone...Read More »
13 of 74 | Posted by: Clay Robinson - Lexington, KY

“To the Jackson family, my sincerest sympathies. I had the pleasure of knowing John through his representation of many clients in my courtroom; I...Read More »
14 of 74 | Posted by: A friend

“My heart and prayers go out to you and your family in this difficult time. Find comfort in each other in this time of need. ”
15 of 74 | Posted by: Sharyl Hall - Dousman, WI

“Gail, My heart and thoughts go out to you, Jodie and John Jr. It's been an extreme pleasure to have known You and John since middle school. Our...Read More »
16 of 74 | Posted by: Donna Sasala-Dell

“Our hearts, prayers and thoughts go out to all of you, Gail. It was an honor and pleasure to have known and worked with John at JMTK. We have many...Read More »
17 of 74 | Posted by: Tony and Amy Dapore - Tampa, FL

“Dear Gail and FamilyI was so sorry to hear about John's death. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this timeJane Sample ”
18 of 74 | Posted by: A friend

“I know that no words can come even remotely close to healing the pain that you must feel. My heart goes out to you and your family during this...Read More »
19 of 74 | Posted by: Pj Hewitt - Greenville, WI

“Such a great friend and teacher. Even in sadness my memories of him make me laugh. He turned work into play. Love and prayers for you, his family, in...Read More »
20 of 74 | Posted by: Joe Herbert - Westlake, OH

“To the Jackson Family,We are saddened by the news of John's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.The Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni...Read More »
21 of 74 | Posted by: A friend

“To the Jackson family,We are saddened to hear of John's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.The Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni...Read More »
22 of 74 | Posted by: A friend

“Mom and I wish to express our deepest condolences upon hearing of John's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. There is little one can...Read More »
23 of 74 | Posted by: Cynthia Jackson - Oswego, NY

“Gail, I am so sorry to learn of John's passing. Although it has been many years since high school, I remember John fondly as a caring individual who...Read More »
24 of 74 | Posted by: Lean King - Del Mar, CA

“Gail, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please take careKathleen Rehus Mesko ”
25 of 74 | Posted by: Kathleen Rehus Mesko - Brunswick, OH

“John:You are now in a restful and peaceful place and you will be missed by many. As we grew-up togeather from E E Root HS, to and through PIE, you...Read More »
26 of 74 | Posted by: Jim Marietta - Newport Beach, CA

“Deepest Sympathy to Gail and the family. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
27 of 74 | Posted by: Carl & Diane Lakosky - FL

“Our prayers are with the Jackson family. ”
28 of 74 | Posted by: A friend

“I am absolutely devistated to hear of John's passing. I feel blessed having had the opportunity to work with him, and get to know what an...Read More »
29 of 74 | Posted by: Amanda Bocciarelli - Medina, OH

“I am very sorry for your loss. I hope you may find comfort by drawing close to God during this difficult time. James 4:8 ”
30 of 74 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Gail and Family... our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry for your loss and pray that you will sense the comfort of our Lord...Read More »
31 of 74 | Posted by: Garry and Gail Solgos - Medina, OH

“Jackson Family-I am deeply sorry for your loss. Your family has always been there to support me and my family ever since I was little. Mr. Jackson...Read More »
32 of 74 | Posted by: A friend

“John was the cornerstone of our family. He was my rock - always there for me - always had my back. I cannot comprehend life without him and I...Read More »
33 of 74 | Posted by: Linda Brennan - Medina, OH

“I love you, Jackson family. So saddened by this tragedy, but I will always remember Mr. Jackson as a gentleman, scholar and human with the kindest...Read More »
34 of 74 | Posted by: Gary Bostwick - Winston-Salem, NC

“John was a dear friend and will be missed greatly. I am so very sorry for your loss. ”
35 of 74 | Posted by: Susan Martin - Dallas, TX

“My heart goes out to you in this terrible time of confusion and hurt. I share your grief and pray for peace in the midst of all that's happened. Only...Read More »
36 of 74 | Posted by: Karen Parrish - Defiance, OH

“To The Jackson FamilyI'm so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Remembering John. ”
37 of 74 | Posted by: Marguerite Morrin - Brighton, MA

“Mr. Jackson's passing is a great loss to Cleveland's legal community. John was the consummate professional, an excellent attorney who always treated...Read More »
38 of 74 | Posted by: Michael Donnelly - OH

“Gail, I hope that it will be comforting to know that the thoughts and prayers of friends are with you. ”
39 of 74 | Posted by: Louise Miller Weadock - Raleigh, NC

“Gail, you and your family are in our prayers. Shari and I are so sorry for your loss. john was one of the Best! Love and prayers, Russell and...Read More »
40 of 74 | Posted by: A friend

“Gail, you and the family are in my prayers. ”
41 of 74 | Posted by: Margaret Flanagan - Richfield, OH

“Our heartfelt condolences and sympathy as we share in your grief over this tragic loss. John was a "rock" to so many people, now we must be that for...Read More »
42 of 74 | Posted by: Clare and Jeff Peiffer - WI

“My deepest sympathy to you and your family. John was a high school friend.Marge & Bob Hunt ”
43 of 74 | Posted by: Marge (Stahorsky) Hunt - Fairlawn, OH

“I just heard the news and am so shocked and saddened at everyone's loss of a true friend, one of the finest human beings to every walk the earth. I...Read More »
44 of 74 | Posted by: Beverlee Richmond - Orange County, CA

“gail you and John we so kind to me when I joined JMTK in1988 John remained such a main stay for the nexT 10 years. He wiLl be dearly missed. Please...Read More »
45 of 74 | Posted by: A friend

“gail you and John we so kind to me when I joined JMTK in1988 John remained such a main stay for the nexT 10 years. He wiLl be dearly missed. Please...Read More »
46 of 74 | Posted by: Don Darby - Louisville, KY

“My condolences to John's family and friends. I knew John as a tremendous lawyer and very funny gentleman and a great friend to my dad, Attorney...Read More »
47 of 74 | Posted by: Maureen Richards Cones - MD

“Gail,We are so sorry for your loss. Even though we haven't seen John since high school, we have fond memories.Bob & Lynda (Konkol) Smith Phoenix, AZ ”
48 of 74 | Posted by: A friend

“Deepest condolences to Gail, Jodie and James, John jnr and heather, family and friends on the passing of a loving husband, father and friend from...Read More »
49 of 74 | Posted by: Martin O'Connor - Boston, MA

“Jane, Gail and Family, Please accept my deepest sympathies and may God comfort you during this time of sorrow. Sheri Hirter (Physician Staffing) ”
50 of 74 | Posted by: A friend

“John, you were man of great integriy, and stature, but also of good humor and fun. I am so glad to have known you, and to share so many great times...Read More »
51 of 74 | Posted by: David Norris - Lakewood, OH

“John always shared his smile. ”
52 of 74 | Posted by: A friend

“Words cannot express my heartfelt condolences to you all! May your memories of all the love shared bring you much peace at this very difficult time....Read More »
53 of 74 | Posted by: Patty Hurrell - Avon Lake, OH

“My sincere sympathies to the family. John truly was a dear colleague and friend. ”
54 of 74 | Posted by: Dan Snouffer - Gambier, OH

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Our family, love, and will are here for you or any member of your family through this...Read More »
55 of 74 | Posted by: Scott & Danielle Forman - OH

“Gail and family, I have seen many times that when someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure...treasure your memories of John...Read More »
56 of 74 | Posted by: A friend

“I pray that John's family find peace and comfort in his memories and look forward to new beginnings. ”
57 of 74 | Posted by: Mary Koeka - OH

“I have had the chance to work with John throughout the years and I am very saddened for your loss. He had the gift of always knowing how to make...Read More »
58 of 74 | Posted by: Mi Mi Avery - Chicago, IL

“I am very saddened by the loss of my brother-in-law. He WAS one of the good guys-kind, loving, caring. Gail, Jodie, John, you know you are in my...Read More »
59 of 74 | Posted by: Patty Spelman - Las Vegas, NV

“I am truly sorry for your loss. I worked closely with John on a case and he was truly wonderful. When he heard I was going on my honeymoon to...Read More »
60 of 74 | Posted by: Jennifer Branstetter - Chicago, IL

“We were very sad to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Cherished memories will always keep him in our hearts. ”
61 of 74 | Posted by: Ron & Alyce Novak (Scroggins) - CA

“I was blessed to have known and worked with John for years. I am so heartbroken and cannot imagine the pain his family must feel and my heart goes...Read More »
62 of 74 | Posted by: Michele - Parma, OH

“John and family, we were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you. Debbie and Jocko and Sharlie Dickey ”
63 of 74 | Posted by: A friend

“A true gentle-man in every sense of the word. Working with John was always a pleasure and could make me laugh at any time. RIP JVJ - God Bless you...Read More »
64 of 74 | Posted by: Karen Duke

“John, may you rest in peace. You were like a brother to me. We may not have been as close in our later years, but I will deeply miss you. My prayers...Read More »
65 of 74 | Posted by: Bill Bonezzi - St Pete Beach,, FL

“My classmate, teammate and faithful friend of over 50 years, I will dearly miss him. Also a friend to my wife, our thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
66 of 74 | Posted by: A friend

“Gail and family,I am truly sorry for your loss. John was truly one of the good guys, respectful of everyone. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
67 of 74 | Posted by: Keith Hammon - Charlottesville, VA

“"The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God." ”
68 of 74 | Posted by: A friend

“I had the pleasure of working with John for many years. He remains one of my favorite people. My heart goes out to his entire family. I pray you...Read More »
69 of 74 | Posted by: Jana Gendrich - Euclid, OH

“My deepest sympathies to John's family. I have worked with John for many years and knew him to be a kind and compassionate man. My prayers are with...Read More »
70 of 74 | Posted by: Susan Shires - Medina, OH

“My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I remember John as a very special person and a warm-hearted friend. Gail, I am so sorry for your loss. ”
71 of 74 | Posted by: Linda Haneberg Bestimt - Raleigh, NC

“Gail and family,Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. John was a loving, caring person who shall...Read More »
72 of 74 | Posted by: Karen Talaba McKeon - Copley, OH

“We all wanted to express our deep sadness for your loss. I will never forget the love and strength John provided to all of us as my Dad was passing...Read More »
73 of 74 | Posted by: Jon, Margaret (Brennan), Eric, and Ryan Behm - IL

“I will be praying for you for some time. At least a year. I hope that helps. You, any of you, can call me anytime. I will do anything to help you all...Read More »
74 of 74 | Posted by: Bill King - Avon Lake, OH


JOHN VICTOR JACKSON II age 65. Beloved husband of Gail (nee Spelman); loving father of Jodie Conneely (James) and John E. (Heather Holland); dear grandfather of Emma and Breanna; brother of Linda Brennan (Larry – deceased) and the late Michael; dear uncle and great uncle. Passed away December 10, 2012. Funeral Services will be held Thursday December 13, at 8:00 Pm in the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF LAKEWOOD 14133 DETROIT AVE. WHERE FRIENDS MAY CALL FROM 3:00 PM UNTIL TIME OF SERVICE. Interment private. The family suggests memorial contributions to The Suicide Prevention Hotline or The Legal Aid Society.

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