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Grant “Buck” Jackson

  • On February 5, 2021

Grant D. “Buck” Jackson, age 78 of Upper St. Clair, PA died Tuesday, February 2, 2021. Retired professional baseball player and pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, was born in Fostoria, Ohio on September 28, 1942 and is the son of the late Joseph and Luella Jackson.

Buck is survived by his beloved wife Milagro “Millie” Jackson; children, Debra (Carlos) Edwards, Yolanda (Richard) Belli and Grant D. Jackson, Jr.; sisters, Linda Anderson, Joan Pinskey and Charlotte Gilbert; grandchildren, Antoine and Daesha Jackson, Carlos (Nautica) Edwards, Jr., Haley and Ty Edwards, Amber, Alexander and Cheyenne Belli, Tre and Navi Jackson; also 2 great-grandchildren.

A private service will be held for the immediate family. Friends are welcome on Saturday, February 6, 2021 from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm at Pittsburgh Cremation & Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, (724) 260-5546. Due to COVID 19 restrictions the number of guests permitted in the building at one time is limited, masks and social distancing are required.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospitals, www.stjude.org or (800) 478-5833. Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at www.PittsburghCremation.com.


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Mike Garritan
Grant Kelly and I are very sorry for your loss. Mike and Kelly Garritan
Janet Finet
I only knew Grant "Buck" Jackson by his fame being a pitcher with the Pittsburgh Pirates and of course, the 1979 World Series. My husband and I had the privilege and honor of meeting him at the Peters Township VFW. My first impression was that he was a good looking man, but I quickly observed that his good looks came from the inside. He was so friendly with everyone, and yet, so humble at the same time. I just had to write to express the feelings of my heart. We, along with a countless number of people, are so deeply saddened by his passing! But now, we know he is "playing ball" again with the angels. For death may separate us for a time but Christ reunites us for eternity! As a retired school teacher, I am pleased to give to St. Jude.
Dave, Barb, Buck and the McHugh's
Sincere condolences from the entire McHugh Family. We remember the wonderful times spent at the USC Baseball fields. Our Michael(Buck) as everyone knew him by especially looked up to Grant and loved playing along side of young Grant. Take care Grant you were an inspiration to our family.
Heidi Belli
Our Deepest Sympathy to the Jackson family! It is our prayer that God will comfort you and your whole family during this sad time. May he richly bless you as you mourn, and may the light of His presence be a continual source of consolation. With Love, Bob, Heidi, Dara, Zach, and Dominic Belli
To the Jackson family, I am a longtime Giant Eagle employee that had the privilege of getting to know Grant through the years. His infectious smile, personality and the stories that he would tell always put a smile on my face.He will be deeply missed by many and heaven is now lucky to receive a very special angel....Deepest sympathies to Millie and the Jackson Family. Joyce Vignovic