Cumberland Times-News

Obituaries

February 26, 2013

A. “JACK” H. ATKINSON [Cumberland]

CUMBERLAND — A. “Jack” Holmes Atkinson, 94, of Cumberland, passed away on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Allegany Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Sept. 29, 1918, in Cumberland, Mr. Atkinson was the son of the late Clarence Oscar Atkinson and Minta May (Davis) Atkinson. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Atkinson; and a son, Steven Atkinson.

A United States Army veteran of World War II, Jack worked as a crane operator for various construction companies in the area most of his life. He was a member of the International Union for Operating Engineers Local 37 for 61 years and the oldest member of the union. Jack loved his job and would tell numerous stories that were always interesting and entertaining.  He also never met a stranger and loved people as much as he did his family. Jack was overly generous not only to family but anyone he met. Giving of himself and his belongings to others is what made Jack most happy in life. He was a unique person who will be sorely missed by family and friends.

Jack is survived by his son, H. Ricardo "Rick" Atkinson and wife, Bonnie, Bowling Green, Cumberland; and his daughter, Cheryl R. Bell and husband, James "Gus," Cumberland. He is also survived by his brother, Brooke Atkinson, Cumberland; as well as five grandchildren, Mark Atkinson, Jeff Atkinson, Steven Atkinson, Stephanie Caporale, and Stacia Atkinson-Whisner; and five great grandchildren, Ciara Atkinson, Presley Atkinson, Taylor Caporale, Samantha Caporale, and Maggie Marchinki.

A committal service will be held in the Maryland State Veterans Cemetery at Rocky Gap on Friday, March 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Larry Green officiating.

Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by the Post 13 Veterans Honor Guard.

The Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, (www.AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com) is in charge of arrangements.

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