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Age 62, of Mount Lebanon, after a courageous battle with cancer, on Wednesday April 3, 2019. Beloved and devoted husband for 35 years of Karen A. (Parker) Jones; loving and cherished father of Brian and Libby; son of the late Donald and Ruth (Davis) Jones; brother of Robert (Beth) Jones; uncle of Hillary and Daniel; brother in law of Michael Parker, Donald (Jen) Long, Dale (Cindy) Long, and Dan (Julie) Long; uncle of Sean, Shannon, Adam, Alexa, Casey, Jackson, Oliver, and Avery. John grew up in Mount Lebanon, graduating in 1975. He went on to study Journalism at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He spent the majority of his career as an executive at Xerox Corp. in both Pittsburgh and Rochester, NY. His lifelong passion for photography turned into a second career when he opened JB Jones Photography. In addition to photography, John enjoyed skiing, golfing, traveling, cooking, and was also active in local politics. The family wishes to thank Dr. Fierro and the entire staff at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center for their excellent care, support, and loving kindness over the past three and a half years. They would also like to thank the staff of the Oncology unit at St. Clair hospital for wonderful care and compassion during our difficult time. Family plans no viewing or visitation. A Celebration of John's life will be held Saturday morning, May 25 at Mount Lebanon United Methodist Church, 3319 West Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh at 10:30 a.m. If desired, memorials may be made to Outreach Teen and Family Services 666 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15228. Arrangements - LAUGHLIN CREMATION & FUNERAL TRIBUTES.

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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Apr. 7, 2019.
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April 12, 2019
May the God of all comfort sustain your family during the days ahead Psalms 119:76
April 11, 2019
My condolences to Karen and the Jones family. John was such a great person. Not seeing him in decades, I bumped into him at the Minneapolis airport years ago - I recognized him instantly. It was so good to see him.

- Eric Haye, Boulder, CO
April 11, 2019
Rekha Shukla
April 11, 2019
Deepest condolences to Karen and family on the loss of one of the good guys. John was a true gentleman; a mentor and friend. A force of positive energy, with a can do attitude that was infectious to all around him. I will miss his wisdom and his grace. Sending you all love and prayers during this very difficult time. He will be missed by many.
Mary Birks
April 11, 2019
Deepest condolences to Karen and family on the loss of one of the good guys. I can honestly say I was blessed to have known John and to have looked to him as a friend and mentor. What a force of positive energy! He will be missed in every way possible. Sending love and prayers.
Mary Birks
April 10, 2019
Karen, my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. I had the privilege of working with John for many years at Xerox and considered him an exemplary employee and a friend.
Dick Kievit
April 10, 2019
My sympathies to John's family. He was tireless in supporting his causes. He recruited me, encouraged me, and inspired me at numerous times over the past few years. I considered him my friend and will miss him.
Bennett Aikin
April 9, 2019
Dear Karen, Brian and Libby
We were so saddened to hear about John. He was such a great guy...
Sending you hugs from Pittsford.
The Haens
Debbie Haen
April 8, 2019
I was so sorry to hear about John's passing. I first got to know him during the 2016 Clinton campaign, and was lucky enough to keep in touch with him. He was smart, funny and a tireless warrior. RIP, my friend.
Becca Dick-Hurwitz
April 8, 2019
Dearest Karen, Brian and Libby, We are so sorry to hear about your loss! We are thinking about you and will keep you in our prayers! With love, Teresa and Eric Del Piero
Teresa Del Piero
April 8, 2019
Sorry to learn about your family's loss. In the days ahead, I pray that you find comfort from the God of comfort and his word. FRJ
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