Retired employee's funeral procession passes through Kennywood

Posted Thursday, September 9, 2010 12:24 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Nancy Jackson, 76, worked at Kennywood for 40 years, starting out counting money and working her way up to bookkeeper, until her 1998 retirement. She died Saturday in William Penn Care Center in Jeannette. Her funeral procession drover through the closed park on Wednesday.

Read more from The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010 12:33 PM

Sweet story! And props to Kennywood for being so accommodating.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:50 PM

That's the kindest thing I've read on the Internet in a while.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:43 PM

When my spouse's grandma passed away, the funeral procession went through the streets of the Iowa State Fair as she had worked there for many years so props to Kennywood to do the same for one of their former employees.

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Friday, September 10, 2010 1:43 PM

The article says this is at least the third time this has happened at Kennywood.

There was Nancy Jackson, of course.

I remember that they did this for Tony the carousel guy.

When was the other time?

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Friday, September 10, 2010 1:55 PM

I wouldn't mind my ashes spread under Phantom's first drop. I think that'd be a nice final resting place.

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Friday, September 10, 2010 3:29 PM

^^Gary Baker. Anyhow, I'll always remember the ERT sessions on Racer with him sitting at the controls and getting the crowd fired up... best "nostalgia" rides I've ever gotten on Racer.

Ride on, Gary... :)

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Friday, September 10, 2010 4:36 PM

Jeff didn't work there when Tony died. It's the third since he's been around. I remember at least four.

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