Anthony Michael DeMaria-Jones

HANOVER Anthony Michael DeMaria-Jones, 22, died suddenly Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Westminster. Born March 12, 1992, in Baltimore, he was the son of Gina Marie DeMaria of Hanover and Lee Howard Jones of Union Bridge. He enjoyed spending time with his family and playing with his children and brother. In his spare time, he enjoyed riding dirt bikes, playing baseball, football, basketball, and lacrosse, snowboarding, and taking selfies. Surviving in addition to his parents are his children, Dominic Byron and Giavana Rayne; his grandparents, Victor and Elizabeth DeMaria and William "Rocky" Jones and Cathy Rolf; his stepmother, Denise Hodgson Jones; his brother, Gianni DeMaria; and also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his stepfather, John J. Koontz, Jr.; his great-grandfather, Walter Gorecki; and great-grandmother, Dorita Vaughn. A private cremation was held at All Faiths Crematory and Chapel in Manchester and the memorial service and Interment were held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be to the Anthony Michael DeMaria-Jones Memorial Fund for the care of his children: Please make your check payable to PNC Bank, and forward your check to PNC Bank, 18 N. Main St., P.O. Box 489, Union Bridge, MD 21791, Attention: Roxanne Magwire. Online condolences may be offered at

Published in Evening Sun on Apr. 2, 2014