William Albert Jackle

William Albert Jackle

FRANKLIN - William Albert Jackle, 91, of Franklin, passed away Monday, March 5, 2018.

Born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Albert Michael Jackle and Mary Messer Jackle. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Fey Jackle; son, Peter Albert Jackle; and two sisters, Alberta Phillips and Marjorie “Midge” Ewer.

William graduated from Seton Hall Preparatory School in South Orange, New Jersey in 1944; graduated U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1947 with a commission as ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve and served for years as third mate for U.S.S. Lines, serving the Far East and Australia. He returned to college and did undergraduate work in chemistry at Penn State University and Drexel University. William holds several patents in polyurethane chemistry in the United States and other countries. He retired from Thiokol Chemical Company as a research scientist and also worked several years as a private consultant in chemistry. After retirement he devoted his time to Habitat for Humanity, Hospice and Meals on Wheels.

He is survived by three children, Michael George Jackle of Fort Worth, Texas, Jackie Potts (Richard) of Franklin and Ann Orlomoski (John) of Canterbury, Connecticut; granddaughter, Brandi Fey Jones; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 17 at Vito’s Pizza, 607 Highlands Road, Franklin.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.

The Franklin Press

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