Gilbert Arthur Jackson, a resident of Weston, died Nov. 21, 2010, at Norwalk Hospital. He was 81.

Born Sept. 18, 1929, in Torrington, he was the son of Francis and Verna Jackson. He served in the U.S. Army with the 9th Mountain and Cold Weather Training Command.

After a decade at Dunn & Bradstreet, Jackson became an associate professor of psychology and taught for more than 20 years at Norwalk Community College, and worked for Norwalk Public Schools. He was active in and held a leadership position with the Connecticut Teacher's Union.

He enjoyed skiing, spelunking, outdoor recreation, chess, traveling, sports cars and firearms. For most his life he was a member of the National Rifle Association, National Speleological Society and Connecticut Sports Car Club.

Predeceased by Helen Ward, he is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carolyn Stone Jackson; two sons, Gary and Randy; a granddaughter, Ashley; siblings, Ruth Grech, Larry Jackson and Linda Schultz; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service, in celebration of his life, will take place at Norfield Grange, 12 Goodhill Road in Weston, on Saturday, Nov. 27, at 1 p.m.

Donations in his memory may be made at or by mailing a check to: Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.