Fish across the Boothbay Harbor region rejoiced upon hearing they were safe from the fishing rod of Jackie “The Jake” Paskal. Jackie was a beloved Wife, Mother, Sister and Grammy. Jackie passed away peacefully at her home in Maine surrounded by family on March 22, 2022.
Jackie was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Sidney and Evelyn Jacobs on May 25, 1943. She attended University City High School and spent two years at the University of Oklahoma before transferring to the University of Missouri where she received a degree in special education. After being set up by mutual friends (who had really good taste) she met and married Robert Paskal in 1966. She raised her two daughters (Mickie and Allison) before moving to Boothbay Harbor, Maine in 1994. She enjoyed her job at Eventide Specialties and loved her friend groups in both St. Louis and Maine.
Jackie loved a great cabbage soup, Big Fish games, riding the Howling Tornado, Barry Manilow, Elvis Presley, speaking like Donald Duck, playing Pippick, jigsaw puzzles, miniatures, Charlie Chan movies, bumper cars, teaching kids, painting, riding buses with Aron, playing Power Rangers with Sam, and going fishing with John.
She is survived by her husband Bob; her daughters Mickie (Ross) and Allison (Chis); her adored grandsons Aron, Samuel and John; her sister Andrea; her brother Gordon; and her dog Riley.
Contributions in her name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 383 US Route One #2C,Scarborough, ME 04074.
Hall’s of Boothbay has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences, please visit hallfuneralhomes.com