Robert E. "Bob" Jones

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Robert E. "Bob" Jones, 66, of Lake Wynonah, died Saturday at home.

He was born in Saint Clair, April 3, 1951, a son of the late Emlyn and Florence Leiby Jones. Bob grew up in the Mill Creek area.

Bob graduated from Saint Clair High School in 1969, where his high school days were filled with sports, dances and many good friends. Bob was also a 1973 graduate of Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove. He received his master's degree from the University of Scranton.

After college and between degrees, there was a lot of travel to visit family and friends out west. Bob settled down a bit to be a partner in a counseling firm in Pottsville with Ellen Platt. He was instrumental in starting the first home health hospice agency in Schuylkill County, the first hospital-owned ambulance service and the first comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility known as Schuylkill Rehabilitation while working at the former Pottsville Hospital and Warne Clinic. He then moved on to work at the former Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, where he was director of planning and marketing and was instrumental in recruiting numerous family physicians to the underserved Schuylkill County. Many of those physicians are practicing today.

In 1992, Bob opened R.E. Jones and Associates and the first regional preferred provider network in Schuylkill County, the Blue Ridge Health Network. Over the next 20 years, Bob assisted numerous county employers and their employees' with lower healthcare costs and continued to receive the quality of care they expected.

In September 2007, on a beach in Key West, Bob married his soul mate and life partner, Lisa Laudeman Jones.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a brother, David Jones, Boise, Idaho; three nephews, Kyle, Brett and Brandon Jones; two great-nephews, Henry and Sampson; three godchildren, Katherine, Ella and Jackson Houtz, children of Jason and Allison Cody Houtz, all of Lewisburg.

For those who knew Bob, we will always admire and love his energy, the way he shared his gift for living with his family and friends, the integrity he brought to his work, the joy he found in the outdoors and the best husband a gal could wish for. To all of Bob's family and friends, thank you for being part of his life. You have all been such as big component of Bob's life, and all of you, in your very special ways and your particular interactions with him, have helped to make him the person he was.

A Celebration of Life service will be held in the spring. The family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions made to Dr. Brad Dickerson Research, ATTN: Raseeka Premchander, 149 13th St., Suite 2691 Charlestown MA, 02129 or online at Giving.MassGeneral.org/FTDUnit. Checks can be made payable to MGH Dr. Dickerson Lab and in the memo please put dementia research. Arrangements are under the care of James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville. Please share your memories and condolences with Bob's family by signing the guest book at www.jehumphreyfuneralhome.com.

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Published in Republican & Herald on Feb. 12, 2018