The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

September 25, 2013

Catherine Lynn Jackson

JOHNSTOWN — JACKSON – Catherine “Cay” Lynn, 55, Johnstown, fell asleep in the Lord unexpectedly Sept. 24, 2013. Born Aug. 29, 1958, in Johnstown, daughter of Elias and Elizabeth (Salem) Ghantous. Survived by her loving husband of 29 years, Thomas E. Jackson; sons, Elias and Sean; and grandsons, Nathan and Dylan. Also survived by her mother; brother, Albert Ghantous; as well as numerous loving nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law in Johnstown, Philadelphia and Florida. Preceded in death by her father and daughter, Leslie. Cay was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, aunt and friend. She wore all these hats with pride. She was the office manager at her family’s business, Elias Painting; a talented designer of many beautiful kitchens and homes; a UPJ alumna; and lifelong member of St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church. She also was a devoted sailor, and next to her love of family and friends, loved sailing on the Chesapeake, or any water where the wind was good. Above all, Cay was a loving and nurturing woman. Friends of all her children would often refer to her as their “other mom.” She was encouraging and instrumental in the endeavors of her children, both artistically and in their careers. Cay was loved and touched many lives throughout her life in a positive way. She was kind to all who knew her, always a lady. She will be missed by all. A deep part of us all is gone, forever. Friends received from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary Inc., 921 Menoher Blvd., at which time Trisagion Prayers of Mercy will be sung by the Very Rev. Father Donald E. Shadid. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Mary Special Projects Fund, 111 Alberta Ave., Johnstown, Pa. 15905. (ptbmortuary.com)

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