JAMESBURG - Mr. Philip H. Jones died Friday, July 12, 2013, at the Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. He was 89 years old. Born in Latrobe, Pa., he had lived in Jamesburg for 59 years. |
After graduating from St. Vincent's College in Latrobe, Pa., he began a teaching career for the New Jersey Department of Corrections, first at the State Home for Boys in Monroe Township for 13 years, then at the Garden State Youth Retention and Correction Center in Yardville for 20 years, retiring in 1987.
He served in the Army Air Force with the 398th Bomb Squad Group, 600 Squad, 82nd Air Force during World War II and was shot down over Berlin in June of 1944. He became a prisoner of war for 10 months at Stalag Luft IV until being marched out of Poland in February of 1945 and then liberated in March of 1945 by the British Allied Group.
He was a member of the VFW Post in Yardville, and the 398th Bomb Squad Group Association. He was also a member of St. James Roman Catholic Church, Jamesburg. In his retirement he was an avid golfer and bowler, and enjoyed traveling with his wife and members of the 398th Bomb Squad Group Association.
He was predeceased by his parents, Charles E. and Ann (Vince) Jones, and two sisters, Evelyn Kovalcin and Dorothy Revitsky. Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Angelina M. (Porembka); two sons, Lawrence (Deborah) of Monroe Township, Timothy of Tucson, Ariz.; four daughters, Janet Carr (James) of Denville, Carol Bisbing of Macungie, Pa., Mary Margaret Jones of Flanders, and Lisa Morris (David) of Mt. Tabor. Also surviving are two brothers, Charles E. Jr. and Eugene, both of Latrobe, Pa. and four grandchildren, Aaron and Hayley Bisbing and Elena and Addie Morris.
Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the M. David DeMarco Funeral Home, 205 Rhode Hall Road, Monroe Township. A funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at St. James Roman Catholic Church, Jamesburg. Entombment will follow in Holy Cross Burial Park and Mausoleum, South Brunswick. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the Jamesburg First Aid Squad, Gatzmer Avenue, Jamesburg, NJ 08831, or the B-17 Restoration Project with the National Museum of the Mighty 8th Air Force, www.mighty8th.org. Please visit www.demarcofuneralhome for directions.
Published in The Trentonian on July 14, 2013