T. Canby Jones
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T. Canby Jones, 92, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at Paoli Memorial Hospital in Pennsylvania after a brief bout with pneumonia.

Jones was born in Karuizawa, Japan, Sept. 25, 1921. He grew up on the campus of Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn.; graduated from Westtown School, Westtown, Penn., in 1938; graduated from Haverford College, Haverford, Penn., in 1942, and Yale University with a bachelor's degree in 1952, and his Ph.D. in 1955, specializing in Quaker founder George Fox.

A lifelong pacifist, as a CO he served in CPS during World War II constructing farmsteads pouring concrete. He joined the faculty of Wilmington College in 1955, retiring from full time teaching 32 years later in 1987. He also taught briefly at the Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, Ind.

Under a strong concern throughout his life to visit among Quakers for ecumenical purposes, Jones travelled all over the United States, to Europe, to Africa and four times to East Asia.

He married Eunice Meeks Aug. 19, 1945 who preceded him in death nine years ago after 58 years of marriage. He is survived by their son, Timothy H. Jones of West Chester, Penn., and his sister, Catharine J. Gaskill of Orange City, Fla.

Campus Friends Meeting of Wilmington, in cooperation with Wilmington College, will hold a memorial meeting for worship Saturday, April 5 at 10 a.m. in the McCoy Room of Kelly Center, Wilmington College.

Interment in Richmond, Ind., will be private.



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Published in News Journal from Feb. 17 to Feb. 18, 2014.
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February 22, 2014
I am saddened to hear about the passing away of a great humanitarian. I remember him very well as a professor of religion and a s a friend with all employees from other nations. Can never forget his encouragement to set up a soccer club and play other teams in neighboring colleges. Though a Quaker, he was open to all ideas and understood other religions. He was a pillar at Wilmington College. He will be long remembered.
walid shtayyeh
February 19, 2014
I will always remember Mr. Canby for his kind spirit. I would see him taking his dog out for a walk as I was visiting someone at the apartments. He will be missed!
Eleanor Harris
February 18, 2014
Tim,
Your Dad was a good Friend and appreciated our conversations during his last two years of living here in Wilmington.
Don Mercer
February 18, 2014
Dear Timothy,

We are saddened to learn of your father's passing. May you find comfort in the wonderful memories he leaves with so many. He and your mother found a special place in our lives as they were appointed by Campus Meeting to be the clearness committee for our marriage in 1957. Whether in the classroom or Quaker campus life, your father and mother's gifts to us have been those of long-lasting inspiration.

Lewis and Betty Benedict
Lewis and Betty Benedict
February 17, 2014
Dear Timothy, Your Father and Mother have always had a special place in my heart. I know Canby is now with Eunice, and is as happy as he looks in this picture. I know God will uphold you and your wife in His Loving Concern during this time. I send my love and prayers for both of you.
Jean Ann Perry
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