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1929 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
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Robert K. Jones

1929 - 2016 Robert Kenneth Jones, who is referred to as Bob Jones, of Stratton Mountain Vermont, passed away Saturday evening, October 22, suddenly of an apparent heart attack in his home. Bob was 87 years young. He is survived by his beloved wife Joyce, married 62 years, his children Gail Koehn, Ian Jones, Timothy Jones as well as seven grandchildren. Bob was born in Ottawa Canada on September 5th 1929 to Willie and Francis Jones (Maiden Allum) of Welsh and English heritage respectively. He graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from Queens University in Kingston Ontario in 1952. He later attended Harvard University where he received a Masters Degree in Business Administration in 1955. As a civil engineer and businessman, he primarily worked on land development. In 1975, Bob and Joyce purchased their home at Stratton Mountain, where they became full time Vermonters in 1999. Bob was an avid skier since his teenage years and skied, hiked and biked on Stratton Mountain up to the time of his death. He was well recognized and respected during his daily walks through Stratton village. Bob traveled extensively throughout the world with his wife, Joyce, as they visited every continent on the globe including Antarctica. He was also an avid birdwatcher and photographer, and has captured many images of the birds, flowers and landscapes of Vermont. Bob and his wife have been very active in the Stratton community, with Bob serving on several local boards. They felt it important to generously invest in their community and Bob's time, talents and humor will be greatly missed by his family friends and colleagues. SERVICES: A memorial service will be held at the Burtscher Field House on the Stratton Mountain School Campus (1 World Cup Circle, Stratton Mountain) at 2:00 PM on Saturday October 29th. It is the family's request that in lieu of flowers, please send donations to Grace Cottage Hospital in Townsend Vermont c/o Brewster-Shea Funeral Services P.O. Box 885 Manchester Center, VT 05255. To send the family personal condolences, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com
Published in Bennington Banner from Oct. 27 to Oct. 28, 2016
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