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George C. Jones Jr.

1924 - 2013 PETERSBURG, N.Y. George C. Jones Jr. passed away Dec. 16, 2013, at Southern Vermont Medical Center after being stricken at his home on Dayfoot Road in Petersburg. He was born in Troy on Oct. 12, 1924, to the late George D. and Esther P. Snyder Jones. He attended Berlin Central Schools in Berlin. He entered the Army at age 19 and, with the Company 1 354th Infantry, he traveled to central Europe, Normandy, Northern France and the Rhineland. Upon being discharged, he was employed in various positions, WJ Cowee in Berlin; Warren Wire (General Cable) in Pownal; Art Goodemote Carpentry in Berlin; Lawrence Church's Logging in Petersburg; and he retired from the Greyhound Bus Company in Albany in 1981. He married Barbara Wager on July 12, 1947. She passed away on April 22, 2011. He was a Petersburg volunteer firefighter for 25 years and then served as Fire Commissioner for eight years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and ice fishing. He taught his grandchildren and great-grandchildren to hunt and fish. He also enjoyed wood working and his family truly enjoyed his handmade gifts. He is survived by his two loving daughters, Sandra L. (David) Hewitt and Susan M. Jones, both of Petersburg; five grandchildren, Machelle (Jim) Hurlburt of Hoosick Falls, David Hewitt Jr. of Petersburg, Gretchen Gundrum ( Henry Quinones) of South Burlington, Amanda Morse and Krystyn Denue, both of Bennington, Vt.; 10 great-grandchildren, Joseph Nusca, Anthony (AJ) and Ziena (Z) Hurlburt of Hoosick Falls, Joshua and Hannah Gundrum of Bennington, Eathan and Maeson Morse of Bennington, Tristan and Zachary Quinones of South Burlington, and Ian Denue of Bennington, as well as many beloved nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends. He was predeceased by his sister, Margaret Jones Maynard; by sister-in-law, Ruth Wager Woodcock, and by brothers-in-law Raymond Woodcock and Frank Grant Sr. FUNERAL NOTICE: Per George's request, there will be no services at this time. In the spring of 2014, there will be a Memorial Life Celebration for George & Barbara Jones. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in George's memory to the Petersburg Fire Department. To leave a message of condolence for the family or to light a memorial candle please visit, www.parkerbrosmemorial.com

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Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 19, 2013
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