Freyvogel, John A. Sons Inc.
4900 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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On Saturday, December 15, 2012, Donald H. Jones, age 75, passed away peacefully at his home with his family at his side. He is survived by Barbara, his loving wife of 53 years; his brother, Leland Jones (and his wife, Berenice); his sister, Beverly Taylor (and her husband, Ellwood) and his sister-in-law, DeAnn Jones; Don is also survived by his children, Tom (and his wife, Ellen) and their children, Donald (Tanner), Leland, Connor and Sydney, Amy Teele, and children, Dawn (Josh), Emily and Sam, and Autumn Katarincic (and her husband, Jay) and their children, Jack, Molly and Charlie; he is also survived by numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews, including Ali, Nathan, Hannah and Stephen. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Donald Eugene and Jean A. Jones and his brothers, Jay and Barry. A 1955 graduate of Franklin Regional High School and a 1959 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Don was a nationally recognized entrepreneur and prolific inventor who was currently serving as Chairman of Draper Triangle Ventures. He founded four successful technology companies, Control Systems Research, Technology Recognition Co., International Cybernetics Corporation and IndustryNet. Don served as a board member of several public and private companies, including The Associated Group and Respironics, Inc., and mentor to numerous others. His unbridled passion for science, education and entrepreneurship was exhibited through his endowment of the Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University, his long time board service at the Carnegie Science Center and his dedication to countless other organizations. Friends will be received at a Memorial Service to celebrate Don's wonderful life at the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, 384 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238, on January 6, 2013 at 5 p.m. Remembrances may be sent to the Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 or The Cleveland Clinic, PO Box 931517, Cleveland, OH 44193. Arrangements by JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS, INC.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Dec. 19 to Dec. 20, 2012
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