Robert E. Jamison

Robert E. Jamison, 89, of Shenango Presbyterian Senior Care, New Wilmington, formerly of Sumner Avenue, passed away at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006, in the senior care center.

Born Aug. 24, 1916, in New Castle, he was a son of the late Attorney Roy M. and Louisa Edgar Jamison.

Mr. Jamison was an attorney in New Castle with the law firm of Jamison, Seltzer and Harper. In addition, Mr. Jamison was a former mayor of New Castle in 1967, a Westminster College Trustee Emeritus and former city solicitor of New Castle.

He was a 1934 graduate of New Castle High School, and a graduate of Westminster College and the University of Michigan School of Law.

He had served his country in World War II as a Captain in the Army.

A committed Christian husband and father, Mr. Jamison acted out his faith through service to his community. He was actively involved in everything from establishing New Castle Community Y programming to mental health community resources. In 1967, he was appointed by a bi-partisan committee to act as mayor of New Castle. Mr. Jamison and his wife traveled throughout the world from Europe to South America. He was an avid golfer, an enthusiastic University of Michigan football fan and a lifelong camper.

He was a board member of the Human Services Center, Kiwanis, the Shenango Presbyterian Senior Center in New Wilmington and the New Castle Community Y.

He was a member of Clen-Moore Presbyterian Church for 50 years where he served as an elder, trustee and a Sunday school teacher of the Irvine Bible class.

Mr. Jamison married the former Charlanna Julia Watson on April 14, 1944, and they had been married 53 years when she passed away in 1997.

He is survived by four daughters, Barbara Harper, Nancy Grissett, and Judy Leslie and her husband, James, all of New Castle, and Janis Benedict and her husband, Edwin J. of Hermitage; nine grandchildren, Tressa Merola, Brett Harper, Ryan Grissett, Jody Grissett, Kara Beresh, Marissa Fonzi, Alisan Leslie, Jamie Leslie and Andrew Leslie. Great-grandchildren include Elise Grissett and Ethan Grissett.

Visitation will be observed from 5 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Turner-Myers Funeral Home, 208 N. Jefferson St. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Clen-Moore Presbyterian Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Dr. Joseph Hopkins. Burial will follow in Castle View Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to C.A.P.N.W.P., Camp Lambec, 114 W. Venango St., Mercer, Pa. 16137

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