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William Henry Jones

AGE: 88 • Wilmington

William Henry Jones, age 88, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on December 29, 2015 surrounded by loved ones

Bill was born Aug. 10, 1927 in Brighton, N.Y. to LeRoy and Berenice Jones. In 1944 Bill joined the Merchant Marines at the age of 17. He later enlisted in the Navy at the start of WWII. Following his naval service, he completed his degree in Business from the University of Rochester.

Bill began his career with the DuPont Company in Niagara Falls. It was there that he met his wife of 62 years, Beverley Tron. He was soon transferred by DuPont to Wilmington, DE.

Bill's passion in life was finance. He often stated that his vocation was his avocation. He left the DuPont Company and joined Laird & Co., which was ultimately acquired by Merrill Lynch, where he worked for 40 years as a Financial Advisor. Throughout his career he received not only numerous awards for his outstanding performance, but the respect and trust of his clients and peers. Bill retired from Merrill Lynch in 1999 as a Sr. Vice President.

Bev and Bill enjoyed traveling and felt fortunate to have attended Olympic Games in Sarajevo, Barcelona, and Calgary.

Bill is survived by his loving family; which includes his wife Beverley Jones, his son William H. Jones Jr. (Bill) and wife Sharon, his grandson William H. Jones III (Trey) and his significant other Blair, and his granddaughter Ashley Kelly, and her husband Kyle.

A visitation will be held on January 7th from 4:30 - 6:30 pm at Chandler Funeral Home, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to:

Canine Partners for Life

P.O. Box 170

Cochranville PA 19330.

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Published in The News Journal from Jan. 3 to Jan. 5, 2016
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