Raymond T. Jones

WESTMINSTER, Md. — Raymond T. Jones, 75, died unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at his home in Maryland.

Born in Pennsylvania Jan. 20, 1938, he was a son of the late Raymond and Hazel Jones.

A graduate of Shamokin High School, he attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. He was a star athlete on the football team of his high school and received an athletic football scholarship to college.

He left college for a time to join and serve his country in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He then went on to undergraduate study at Old Dominion University and received a master's degree in marine biology from the University of Delaware and his Ph.D. in pathology from the University of Maryland.

Raymond was married for 49 years to Joyce P. Jones, who survives.

He worked for most of his career in teaching and research and became a professor of pathology at the University of Maryland of Medicine. He was a cancer researcher with the University of Maryland and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He wrote and published several books on electronic microscopy.

He served on the policy board of the National Aquarium in Baltimore and went on numerous excursions to collect sharks. He was an avid horseman who raised thoroughbred race horses, fox hunter and member of the Pleasant Valley Lions Club where he was a Melvin Jones Fellow.

In addition to his wife, Raymond is survived by cousins, Janet Bulow, of Hagerstown, Md., Jerry Jones, of Erie, Pa., Michael Zigler and wife, Angelina, of Delaware, and numerous other cousins.

Published in The News Item on Dec. 6, 2013