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Obituary of Arthur Douglas Jobson
Arthur Douglas Jobson- (known as Douglas), 85, of Stony Point, Passed away on Monday April 10th 2023.
Douglas was born in Stony Point on October 13th, 1937, the oldest son of Mary Pondi Jobson and the Honorable Arthur Jobson. Douglas graduated from Haverstraw- Stony Point High School.
A. Douglas Jobson was truly a son of Stony Point, having lived his 85 years within walking distance of his childhood home on Alison Avenue. A home known by young couples in Love, from far and wide that would arrive by train looking to be married by The Justice of the Peace, which lead to makeshift ceremonies in the family garden, instilling a sense of public service to the community that would remain with him the rest of his life.
Douglas was married to the love of his life, June Wood Jobson on February 1st, 1965; they just celebrated 58 years of marriage.
Douglas was an active member of the local 964 Carpenters Union for 18 years, prior to launching a career in local politics, joining the Stony Point Town Board in 1974. He served two terms until successfully running for Superintendent of Highways in 1977, repeatedly being reelected until he was named Rockland County Highway Superintendent in 1996. He remained in that position until he retired in 2000. However, his retirement was put on hold when he was elected Stony Point Supervisor in 2004.
A proud member of the Stony Point Lions Club, Stony Point Volunteer Ambulance Corp, and honorary member of the Stony Point Fire Department’s Wayne Hose Co No1. Douglas was a Veteran, having served 2 years in the US Army.
He is survived by his Wife of 58 years, June Wood Jobson, Son Douglas Jobson of Stony Point, Son Jason Jobson of Manhattan, Brother Thomas Jobson (wife Patricia) of Newburgh NY, and Sister Joyce (husband Joseph) Anginoli of Stony Point.
The family would like to thank the professional health care providers at Montefiore Medical Center in NYC and at Nyack Hospital who helped successfully treat Douglas for bladder cancer over the course of several years, reaching remission in 2022, and prior to the discovery of Brain Tumors in March 2023. Additionally, the family would like to thank the caring professionals at Care One Rehabilitation Center in Paramus, NJ that made his last days with us dignified, pleasant, and gave him the best possible care.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 16th from 3pm-7pm at TJ McGowan Sons Funeral Home in Garnerville, NY. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, April 17th, 10am, at Immaculate Conception Church in Stony Point, followed by interment at Mt. Repose Cemetery, Haverstraw, NY.