Roland LeRoy Jones, Jr.
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AGE: 83 • Manchester
Roland LeRoy Jones Jr., 83, passed away February 26, 2013 at his home in Manchester, NJ surrounded by his loving family. Mr Jones was born in Springfield, MA and spent most of his life in the North Plainfield area before settling in Manchester in 1999. He was employed by Hillside Plumbing Supply from its opening in 1949 until its closing in 1990, at which time he finished his career at Somerset Plumbing Supply in North Plainfield. "Roy" was an active member, Deacon, Elder and Sexton of Trinity Reformed Church in North Plainfield. He also participated in many of their theatrical productions. As a Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 235, for over 25 years, he helped guide and counsel many of North Plainfield's young men. He enjoyed bowling and participated in church, guys and dolls with his wife and men's leagues. He was a past President of the Greenbrook Golf Association.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Vesta. Two sons, LeRoy Bruce of Hightstown, NJ, Richard Wayne and wife Henrietta of Honolulu, HI and two daughters, Terri Paquette and husband Douglas of Brick, NJ and Susan Goss of Manchester, NJ, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday March 9, 2013, 11:00 am at Trinity Reformed Church 401 Greenbrook Road North Plainfield, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Van Dyke Hospice Care Center Route 37 Toms River, NJ.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ocean County Cremation Service, Forked River, NJ.
Published in Courier News & Asbury Park Press on Mar. 3, 2013