Herbert M. Jones, 79, of Forest City, died Friday at the VNA Hospice at Geisinger Community Medical Center after an illness.
Born in Forest City, son of the late Herbert and Kathryn Gillespie Jones, he was a member of Ascension Parish, Forest City. He was a 1952 graduate of Forest City High School. Before retirement, he was a self-employed tool and die maker as owner of Heric Precision Inc. in Florida.
Surviving are three sons, Eric Jones, Hampstead, N.C.; Mark Jones, Morristown, N.Y.; and Javier Jones, New Jersey; two daughters, Cynthia Megan Jones, Colonial Beach, Va.; and Suzanne Blewett, Orlando, Fla.; two grandsons, Ethan and Andrew Jones; a sister, Kathryn Stratford, Forest City; several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by five sisters, Isabella O'Neil, Agnes Pentecost, Mary Barned, Alice Jones and Edith Jones.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Delaware Street, Forest City. Interment, St. Agnes Cemetery, Forest City.
Friends may call from 10 until Mass time at the church. Arrangements by the Jones & Brennan Funeral Home, 430 Main St., Forest City. Online condolences may be sent at www.brennanfu neralhomes.com