Edward A. Jones

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  • "Joyce, I am so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. My deepest..."
    - Marlene Dziadkowicz
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    - Manus Mulherin
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    - Irene Campbell
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    - Valerie Olszewski

Edward A. Jones, 70, of Duryea, died Wednesday at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre. He and his wife, the former Joyce Skowronski, celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary on June 14.

Born in Dallas, son of the late Edward A. and Louise Balcum Jones, he was a graduate of Lake Lehman High School. Ed was a former fire chief for Fairmont Twp., Ricketts Glen. As a United States Navy veteran, he served in five tours of duty including Vietnam, worked as a production manager for Marvel Kitchens, project manager for First General Services and retired from Dupont Developers. He was a life member of the NRA.

Ed was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea, where he served as a Eucharistic minister.

Ed was an avid golfer and a member of the Pine Hills Senior League, Taylor. He was very proud of his first hole-in-one at the Four Seasons, Exeter, and the second hole-in-one at Pine Hills. He was a member of Fort Ricketts VFW Post 8317, Benton.

The funeral will be Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 in Holy Rosary Church, 127 Stephenson St., Duryea. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Duryea.

A viewing will be held Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. The AMVETS Honor Guard will provide military honors for Ed the morning of the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Holy Rosary School, 125 Stephenson St., Duryea. To leave an online condolence for Ed's family, visit the funeral home website, www.piontekfuneralhome.com.


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Published in Scranton Times on Feb. 12, 2019
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