Raymond T. Jones

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Raymond T. Jones, 75, of Westminster, died unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at home.

Born Jan. 20, 1938, in Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Raymond and Hazel Jones. He was the husband of Joyce P. Jones, his wife of 49 years.

He was a graduate of Shamokin High School in Pennsylvania and attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. He was a star athlete on the football team of his high school and received an athletic football scholarship to college. He left college for a time to join and serve his country in the Marine Corps. He then went on to undergraduate study at Old Dominion University and received his master's degree in marine biology from the University of Delaware and his Ph.D. in pathology from the University of Maryland.

He worked for most of his career in teaching and research and became a professor of pathology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He was a cancer researcher with the University of Maryland and National Institutes of Health.

He wrote and published several books on electronic microscopy. He served on the policy board of the National Aquarium in Baltimore and went on numerous excursions to collect sharks. He was an avid horseman who raised thoroughbred race horses, a fox hunter, and a member of the Pleasant Valley Lions Club, where he was a Melvin Jones Fellow.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are numerous cousins, including Janet Bulow, of Hagerstown, Jerry Jones, of Erie, Pa., and Michael Zigler and wife Angelina, of Delaware.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 136 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Anne C. Durboraw officiating. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be sent to either the College of William and Mary Athletic Fund, P.O. Box 399, Williamsburg, VA 23187; or the Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue, P.O. Box 407, Chesapeake City, MD 21915.

Online condolences may be offered at www.myersdurborawfh.com.

Sign this guest book online at www.carrollcountytimes.com.


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Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home - Taneytown
136 E Baltimore Street
Taneytown, MD 21787
Published in Carroll County Times on Dec. 2, 2013
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