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On June 9, 2017, Ada Jones, age 94, was peacefully called from The Gardens at Campbelltown Home in Campbelltown, PA to play the organ for Our Father's Heavenly Choir. Born in 1922 in Carnegie, PA, she was the daughter of the late Mike and Mary Marraccini. Ada was a graduate of Clairton High School and Carnegie Institute of Technology. She would tell us that it was not Carnegie Mellon. Ada taught music at Clairton High School and became the organist and choir director at the First Presbyterian Church in Clairton where she enjoyed leading the music for over 40 years. She also held ad hoc positions at the church as janitor, spokesperson, security guard, handyman, grounds keeper, and unflagging champion. Ada was the loving wife of Evan Jones for over 50 years. They raised four obedient and nearly perfect children, Marsha, Mike, Bronwyn, and David. Ada is survived by her four children and their spouses, Andrew Major (Marsha), Marty (Mike), Charles Ponciroli (Bronwyn) and Lisa (David); 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Mary Jane Travis. Ada was preceded in death by her sister, Thelma Wood. Ada loved being with her family, especially extended family gatherings. She also enjoyed rooting on her Pittsburgh Pirates, Steelers, and Stanley Cup Campion Penguins. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. A memorial service will be held at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 301 Curry Hollow Rd., Pgh., PA, on Sunday, September 3, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be held privately. Memorial Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth, 411 S. 3rd Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, Carnegie Mellon University, or your local Hospice organization.
Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Aug. 20, 2017
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