Arthur ‘Douglas’ Jobson
Town Supervisor and Longtime Highway Superintendent
A staple in Stony Point, NY and Rockland County politics, Arthur Douglas Jobson (known as Douglas), passed away at the age of 85 on Mon. April 10.
Mr. Jobson was an active member of 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.
He was born in Stony Point on Oct. 13, 1937, the oldest son of Mary Pondi Jobson and the Honorable Arthur Jobson. He graduated from Haverstraw- Stony Point High School.
Mr. 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 led 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.
He was married to June Wood Jobson on Feb. 1, 1965; and they recently celebrated 58 years of marriage. 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 No 1, he was a Veteran, having served two years in the US Army.
He is survived by his wife, 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.
Among the public officials who shared condolences on Mr. Jobson’s passing was Rockland County Executive Ed Day, who said in a statement: “It has been a pleasure to have known Doug for all of these years as both a colleague and a personal friend. Our condolences go out to his family during this difficult time. He will be missed.”
“On behalf of the entire Rockland County Legislature, I offer our deepest sympathies to Supervisor Jobson’s loved ones and friends, including his son and our colleague, County Legislator Douglas J. Jobson,” Rockland County Legislative Chairman Jay Hood Jr. said. “Supervisor Jobson was a near-lifelong public servant who was always approachable and who was respected by both residents and other elected officials, no matter their political party affiliation.”
Rockland County Legislator Michael Grant said, “Doug Jobson was always a gentleman who not only appreciated public service, but who was also involved in organizations active in the North Rockland community. He was extremely giving to the community—of his time, his expertise and his commitment to making things better.”