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JONES--Ira Snow, M.D.

March 31, 1917 - February 9, 2016. Dr. Ira Snow Jones passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in New York City where he lived with his wife Vasso for over 45 years. Dr. Jones was a professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Columbia University Medical Center, Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute. Dr. Jones was a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons and the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In 1982, Dr. Jones was honored as Clinical Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology. Dr. Jones and his wife Vasso, an RN and OR nurse, both worked together in his private office at 215 East 72nd St., in New York City. He retired at the age 86. God needed a good doctor by his side so He chose Dr. Jones. He will be missed by family and friends.

Published in The New York Times on Feb. 25, 2016
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