Roland Jones(1938 - 2018)

Jones, Roland
1938 - 2018
Roland Bruce Jones, age 79, passed away unexpectantly Friday, September 7, 2018. Roland was born in Columbus, Ohio on November 13, 1938 to the late Bruce and Lulu (Petzinger) Jones. Preceded in death by his wife Carol (Padgett) Jones on April 20, 1979, wife Saundra (Burkey-Beer) Jones on August 28, 2018, and son-in-law Mark Perry in 1991. Roland was survived by his children, Kim (Steve) Casto, Karla Perry-Highman, Paula Drake (Brian Cashman), Chris Jones; and stepchildren, Robin (Debbie Jo) Beer and Marianne (Chad) Ruwe. Roland leaves behind many grandchildren who adored his spunky humor and affection: Celeste (Doug), Hannah (Jarred) & Oliva Casto; Bryce (Gina) & Mason Highman; Alex, Mitchell & Elaine Drake; Jonathan Beer; Caroline, Emily & Ethan Ruwe; Nate, Sara & Matt Cashman. Roland graduated from Bexley High School in 1956. It was an honor for Roland to work for George J. Igel & Company as an Operating Engineer for 40 years. Dad had a genuine love for his family, friends, "Courtright Kids," Amish friends, Tamiami Village snowbirds, as well as travel, adventure, train collecting & OSU Buckeyes. Dad's giving spirit and ability to light-up a room will not be forgotten. Even after his heavenly departure, Dad's magic lingers and energy will always be felt. A celebration of Roland's life will be held on Sunday, September 23rd at Etna United Methodist Church – Etna, Ohio. Calling hours (with light meal): 2:30pm – 4:30pm & Memorial Service: 4:30pm. In lieu of flowers, Dad would appreciate donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at An online memorial will be available at

Funeral Home

Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home
289 S Main St PO Box 1413 Pataskala, OH 43062
(740) 927-3971
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Sept. 16, 2018