Longtime Annandale Resident Jackson Chapman Dies at 92

November 13, 2012 3:59 PM0 comments

Jackson Carr Chapman died Sunday, Nov. 4, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was 92 years old.

Jackson was born Feb. 24, 1920, in Newport, Rhode Island, to Edwin E. D. Chapman and Annie Louise Jackson, and was raised in Cos Cob, Connecticut. A graduate of the Oakland Military Academy in New Jersey, he was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and retired from the U.S. Department of the Navy.

Jackson had interests in music, photography, and in ships and ship-building. A longtime resident of Annandale, Jackson and his late wife, Mary Alice Archibald (1986), raised champion show beagles. They retired to Sandy Cove in Digby County, Nova Scotia, and eventually Jackson settled in The Berkeley, Halifax.

Mr. Chapman is survived by his sister, Virginia Chapman Dietrich, of Ridgefield, New Jersey; nephews Thomas Chapman Dietrich, and his wife, Lauren Maehrlein, of New Milford, New Jersey, and Clifford B. Dietrich, of Ridgefield; grandnieces Amy Dietrich (Danny) Hernandez, of Rolling Meadows, Illinois, and Emily (Keith) Totaro, of New Milford; and grandnephew Jackson Dietrich, of New Milford; five great-grandnephews, and one great-grandniece. He is also survived by his beloved companion, Phyllis White, of Halifax; nephews John and Graham (Barbara) Bennetts of New Zealand; several cousins: Elizabeth Barton, Mary (Varel) Freeman, Thomas, William, and Joanna Freeman, all of New York, and Peter and Kate Andrews, of Nova Scotia.

A service was held at The Berkeley on Nov. 10. Interment will be at a future date in Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia.

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