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RICHARD E. JONES
AGE: 88 POINT PLEASANT
Richard E. Jones, 88, of Point Pleasant, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010, at Ocean Medical Center, Brick. He was born in Baltimore, Md. Soon after, his family moved to Irvington, where he spent most of his youth. At an early age, he enlisted in the Merchant Marines. He served 10 years which included the period of armed conflict Dec. 7, 1941 to Aug. 15, 1945, and was part of the Normandy Invasion. When the war was over, he married he long time sweetheart, Irma. In 1949, he hired out on the Pennsylvania Railroad as a car inspector. In 1951, they brought their first home in Carteret, where they lived for 12 years and had four children. In 1963, they moved to Point Pleasant, where he retired from the railroad in 1983. He was a devoted husband and father whose only goal in life was to provide a loving home for his family.
Richard leaves behind his loving wife and sweetheart of 64 years, Irma Adele Mimm Jones; sons, William and Allan of Point Pleasant; a daughter, Lynelle Batzel of Brick; sister, Dolores Woolsey, as well as 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Richard was predeceased by his daughter, Anna Lynn Jones; and brother, John Jones.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31 at Colonial Funeral Home, 2170 Highway 88, Brick. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1 in the chapel at Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 29, 2010