Robert F. Jones, 73, Paxinos
(Uncle of Dr. Courtney
The Daily Item Thu Mar 13, 2014, 07:40 PM
PAXINOS — Robert Frederick Jones, 73, of 826 West Center St., passed away suddenly Wednesday afternoon, March 12, 2014, at his home.
He was born April 19, 1940, in Shamokin, a son of the late Robert B. and Ann Louise (Simmet) Jones. On June 15, 1968, in St. Stan’s Church, Shamokin, he married the former
Kaskie, who survives.
Robert was a 1958 graduate of Shamokin High
School, a 1962 graduate of Bloomsburg University and served in the
Army during the Vietnam War.
He was president of Jones Hardware and Home Centers in Shamokin and Herndon. He was a teacher at
Shamokin High School from 1964 through 1970 and served as a
Northumberland County commissioner.
Robert was a director and former chairman of Northern Central
Bank, a director of the Shamokin Area Industrial Corp., chairman of the Shamokin Revitalization Committee, a director of the
Eastern Hardware Association and a member of the Elks, Kiwanis,
Company, National Taxpayers Association and
Citizens Against Government
Robert loved riding horses, spending time with his
grandchildren, and he enjoyed the company of his dogs. He also loved the the thrill of
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children and their spouses,
Shelley and Scott
Pfirman, of Catawissa, Robert B. Sr. and Kelly
Jones, of Dornsife, and Lindsay
Jones, of Irvine, Calif.; eight
grandchildren, MaKenzi, Jackson, Ryleigh, and Kaiden Pfirman and Taylor, Brendan, Olivia and Robert B. Jones Jr.; and two sisters, Carol and Barbara Jones, both of Shamokin.
He was preceded in death by one brother, J. Patrick Jones, (father of Dr. Courtney
Jones of Hunt
Valley Animal Hospital).
A viewing was held at Farrow Funeral Home, Sixth and Chestnut streets, Shamokin. The funeral was conducted in Mother Cabrini Church, 214 N. Shamokin St., Shamokin, with Father Martin presiding.
Burial was at St. Edward’s Cemetery.
Friends and relatives may make donations to Mother Cabrini Church, 214 N. Shamokin St., Shamokin, PA 17872, or the Shamokin-Coal Township Library, 210 E. Independence St., Shamokin, PA 17872.