Former Goodyear manager dies at 68

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Former Goodyear manager dies at 68

Norman H. Jackson, who retired as manager of production planning for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. two years ago, died on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at the Frostburg Village Nursing Home in Frostburg, Md. He was 68.

Jackson, formerly of Canton, Ohio, was "instrumental" in managing production planning for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and its Kelly-Springfield Tire Co. subsidiary, according to Pat McLaughlin, president of SURE Tire Co.

"He was not a leader in the industry -- he did not set any records," says McLaughlin. "What he did was a job behind the scenes: no fanfare, no pats on the back."

Born Sept. 10, 1944, in Norristown, Pa., Jackson was the son of the late Norman William Jackson and Marion (Renniger) Jackson. He notably served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict.

Jackson was an avid roller coaster enthusiast -- at one time, he served as treasurer for the Greater Ohio Coaster Club -- and a lifelong Philadelphia, Pa., sports team fan.

He is survived by his wife, Susan (Lamon) Jackson; one son, Keith Norman Jackson, of Cumberland, Md.; and one grandson, Brandon Keith Jackson.

Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A. ( in Cresaptown on Saturday. Sept. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Funeral and committal services will be conducted in the funeral home on Saturday at 8 p.m., with the Rev. Jennifer Webber officiating. Interment will be held in Valley Forge Memorial Gardens, King of Prussia, Pa., on Monday, Oct. 1, at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Give Kids the World, 210 South Bass Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746 (

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