Myra Anne Friedman Jackman

Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 8, 2018


Myra Anne (Friedman) Jackman, 80, passed away
peacefully on Friday, April 6, 2018 at her Liverpool,
NY home surrounded by her loving family.

Myra was born and raised in Washington, DC,
daughter of David and Ida (Peck) Friedman. She
graduated from
Coolidge HS Class of 1956, and
attended the University of Maryland College Park. After her schooling she began her
employment with the old Civil Aeronautics Board as a secretary in the crash
inspection division, followed by administrative positions in a nationwide large-scale
computer services corporation with Washington area operations. She met her
husband, James Jackman during that time and were married 1970 in Rockville, Md.
After raising two daughters she spent the next 25 years until retirement as a medical
receptionist for several prominent Montgomery County, MD physician's groups, the
last being Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates.

Myra loved spending her spare time flower gardening (an art she learned from her
"green thumb" father) gourmet cooking (from her mother), completing crossword
puzzles, bird feeding, reading on a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction subjects, and
home decorating. She was an avid and loyal sports fan of the Washington Redskins
and Washington Nationals. But most of all she cherished her time with her lovely and
adoring grandchildren, Emily, Jessica, and Reece.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, James "Jim" Jackman of Liverpool,
daughters, Karen (Walter) Bilynsky of Baldwinsville, Marci (Christopher) Scott-Hansen
of New York City. She leaves many relatives and friends in the Washington, DC and
Maryland area.

No funeral service is planned but a celebration of life at a later date in Maryland.

Donations can be made to Hospice of CNY and/or Dignity Plus of CNY.