At his home after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer, June 14, 2003, Leigh William Jackson, Sr., 62 of West Haven. He is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, Mary Ann Kaliszewski Jackson and his devoted son, Leigh Jackson, Jr. of West Haven and a granddaughter, Kayla Marie Leigh of West Haven. Also survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Alyce and William Benson of West Haven, a brother, Victor Jackson of Hamden and many close friends. Leigh was born in New Haven, July 12, 1940 a son of the late Victor and Elizabeth Jackson. He was a 4th generation New Haven Firefighter for 31 years retiring in 1995 due to illness. Leigh was in the 1st EMT graduating class in the State of CT and was also a paramedic. He served in the US Army and was a member of Trumbull Lodge # 22 A.F. & A.M., the Elks Club, American Legion and the Polish American Club all of West Haven. He was a stock car driver in West Haven in the 1960's and was an avid NASCAR fan. He will be remembered for his devotion to his family, his generous heart and last but not least his courage. Many heartfelt thanks to Dr. Enrico Khu for his support. Friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Wed., June 18 at 11 a.m. at Beaverdale Memorial Park. Arrangements under the direction of BEECHER & BENNETT TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.

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  1. dear Leigh..deepest heartfelt sympathy to you and your wonderful family. In the arms of the angels may we all find peace…

  2. Dear Maryann & family, we are so sorry to hear of Hectors passing. Please know we are thinking of you and will keep him in our thoughts always.

  3. He was a great fighter in his life and now god has someone strong with him. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  4. I\’m deeply sorry for your loss.My thoughts and prayers are with you.I have known leigh for 15 years, and have many great memories of him as well as his family. He will be greatly missed and be in my heart always.

  5. It seems just like yesterday -May 12, 1966 when Leigh joined the crew as a rookie firefighter at Engine Company #9 on Ellsworth Avenue in New Haven. He was always a dedicated worker and a proud member of New Havens\’ Bravest. He probably is the only fourth generation firefighter in the history of the NHFD. I am happy that I had the privilege to work with him. Engine Company #9 was a special place for all who were fortunate to be assigned there. My condolence to the family. He will be in my prayers. Ed Flynn

  6. LEIGH & FAMILY MY DEEPEST SYMPHONY TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ,I AM SO SORRY ABOUT YOUR LOSS,THIS IS A DIFFICULT TIME FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ,MAY GOD BLESS HIM AND KEEP HIM SAFE ,SINCERLEY PATTY,& GREGG CASSELLA

  7. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time. Leigh was a good friend and club member and will be deeply missed. Sincerely, Ed and Nancy Poltrack

  8. Our thoughts are with you today and always… May the good memories help to mend your heart and ease your sorrow. Sincerely, John & Tina

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