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March 31, 2013
Mr. Donald E. Jones, 78, of South Warren Street, Orwigsburg, died Sunday in Mount Holly, N.J.
Born in Pottsville, Dec. 22, 1934, he was a son of the late Everett and Gladys Maberry Jones.
He was the husband of Lorraine S. Snyder Jones for 54 years. They married Aug. 16, 1958.
Don was employed as a teacher at Blue Mountain High School for 40 years and retired in 1996.
He was a Schuylkill Haven High School graduate, Class of 1952, Kutztown State Teachers College graduate, Class of 1956, and Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College graduate, Vermont, with a master's degree in English.
He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Orwigsburg.
After his retirement from teaching, he was a tour director for AAA Red Carpet Schuylkill Co. and a members of the donor society's Friends of the Collection and Burgesses Society.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Mark; and his sister, Christa DeTurk.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Douglas T. Jones, Franklin, Tenn.; a daughter, Cathy J., wife of Jeffrey D. Bailey, Mount Laurel, N.J.; and a granddaughter, Caitlin O. Bailey, Mount Laurel.
Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service Friday at Hamilton Funeral Home Inc., 116 S. Liberty St., Orwigsburg. Religious services will be held following the visitation at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be held in Schuylkill Memorial Park Inc., Schuylkill Haven. The family desires that contributions in Donald's honor be sent to BMHS Activities Fund, Donald Jones Memorial, 1076 W. Market St., Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972.
Published in Republican & Herald on Apr. 3, 2013